I wanted to create an episode that I thought would be really important for my young daughter to listen to.
This episode is from the perspective of me talking to her.
If you are able to communicate and teach these lessons to your own daughter, that is awesome. However, you can also listen to this podcast with her and use it as reference to talk about the different points.
We will cover 8 life lessons every dad can teach his daughter:
#1 – You are capable of solving problems yourself – You don’t need to depend on anyone, especially a boy.
Whether it’s for emotional, financial, or any other support, you are totally capable of being self-sufficient and taking care of yourself..
#2 – You are perfect the way you are – Every person is unique and perfect in their own way.
Nobody (including friends, family, the media, or anyone else) gets to dictate what perfection is. You are perfect the way you are.
#3 – You can do anything boys can do – Now, I do think celebrating the differences between boys and girls (men and women) is good. We are different and that makes us each great.
But you will not hear me say “that’s for boys”. You can work on cars, learn martial arts, or shoot a basketball. I will not limit you and don’t let anyone else do it either.
#4 – Stand your ground – You have a right to believe what you want. Protect and defend yourself as well as those you love.
Your views are just as valuable as anyone else’s.
#5 – Your affection is yours to give – You have control over your body and get to choose who you want to give affection to.
You should never feel obligated (even with family) to have to hug or kiss anyone. You affection is yours to give
#6 – Be empathetic – Learn to put yourself in other people’s shoes. This may include helping people or simply understanding someone else’s perspective.
Empathy is powerful.
#7 – Respect Yourself and Others – Know your worth and learn how to say no.
For others, you may not always agree with someone, but allow them to express their views.
#8 – You are in charge of your emotions – You are the one who decides what something means. You get to choose your story and how things effect you.
Just a tip, choosing happiness is a lot better but it’s totally up to you.
Well, we want to hear from you. Are there some other life lessons you think are valuable? Leave your feedback in the comments section below.