Being a woman: Here’s what we need to teach

As moms, we need to teach our daughters what being a woman is all about. Growing up is hard, and it’s a journey paved with wild emotions and crazy hormones. In order for your daughter to realise her worth, you need to equip her with the right mentoring. You need to help her grow to avoid negative and defeating thoughts as much as possible and to understand the essence of being a girl, and eventually, a woman.   What to teach your daughter about being a woman You are smart, regardless of what the world makes you feel It’s important to reinforce that mistakes are normal. People are not perfect. Your daughter needs to know that being a woman means that her mistakes do not define her but they are ways to learn and grow in life.   You are beautiful It took most of us many years and countless fad diets (plus a pregnancy or two) to realize that our bodies are perfect just the way they are. But it’s something we still struggle reminding ourselves of. Your daughter …
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Here’s how to really connect with your daughter on a deeper level

If you’re not exactly the let’s-bake-and-do-some-crafts-together kind of mom, it might seem a little tricky to really connect with your daughter. But regardless of your deficiencies as a Betty Crocker mom, there are a bunch of great ways to build a deeper, more meaningful bond with your daughter. Here are a few tried and true tips!   Easy ways to connect with your daughter Go for a pamper session with her Regardless of whether you’re visiting a day spa or just getting your nails done, getting pampered together is a great way to connect with your daughter. Little girls love the finer things in life and this special time shared with you will be something your daughter cherishes.   Do some puzzles Girls love showing off their witty brains, and they also love impressing their parents. Sit down and do a puzzle with her or play a board game. This will have the two of you working together to solve problems, which is a great way to bond.   Take a class tog…
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Mall piercings are not okay, and here’s why

A lot of parents turn to the quick and easy mall piercings option when it comes to their daughter’s piercings. Most of us had our ears pierces in the mall when we were kids, but apparently, it’s really not safe. Let’s take a look at why you need to get it done by a professional instead of a nasty old gun.   The problem with mall piercings Most mall piercings are done with a piercing gun, which works much the same as an office stapler. A stud is placed in the gun, and the trigger is pulled to push the earring through the ear lobe using blunt force. With a piercing gun, the ear isn’t really pierced at all, but rather punctured. Which hurts. A lot.   Aside from the obvious issue with pain, a piercing gun is much less sterile than needles used in professional piercing parlours.   Couple that with the fact that most mall piercings are done by barely-trained staff and you face a bunch of hygiene risks, misplaced piercings, and a major possibility of in…
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Your daughter’s hormones: How to prepare for it

Parenting teens can be daunting. Since it sneaks up on you sooner than you think, it’s always wise to prepare as best you can. Like when your daughter’s hormones become an issue, you need an immediate plan of action.   Because kids can basically find anything online these days, it creates a communication gap between parents and kids. But although they have better general knowledge than we had back then, they’re still human. They still have needs, and your daughter needs to know about how and why her body has been programmed for reproduction. As her mom, you’re the best person she can talk to about the issue.   What you need to teach about your daughter’s hormones It’s likely that your daughter wants to know how her body will change. She doesn’t necessarily want to know why, so spare her a lecture on hormones, eggs, sperm and sex until she asks about it. She needs to know when to expect changes and what to do when it happens.   When puberty sets i…
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Girls and self-image: what girls need to know about their bodies

There’s so much that captivates you about your baby girl. The way she throws her head back when a tickle session is about to go down. The way she sings herself to sleep. And the way she sees herself. Girls and self-image is a major deal. She doesn’t know it now, but one day, the sweet face staring at itself in the mirror might be the biggest threat to your daughter. And you won’t always be there to stop it.   The only way to keep your daughter safe is to teach her about her body. Here are the top things all moms of girls should teach their daughters.   Lessons for girls and self-image 1. Know your parts It feels like there are much less stigma and shame to male “privates” than there are to their female counterparts. But it’s essential for girls to know what their “parts” are called and what their functions are. Teach her that when you were pregnant with her, it was her labia on the ultrasound that indicated you were expecting a girl.   2. Work out…
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The truths of being a girl mom

Being a girl mom might not come with all the chaos, craziness or unpredictability that comes with raising boys, but it’s still a weird and wacky ride. From the sweet to the sassy moments, here are some of the most underrated reasons why being a mom of a girl is awesome!   Girl mom realities 1. We deal with loads of drama Not all girls are crazy rambunctious, but most of them are EXTREMELY dramatic. They refuse to wear hair bows. Three cheese puffs are fine, but just two causes a full-fledged panic attack. Grudges are almost unavoidable, and the simplest of squabbles can turn into a fight at the drop of a hat.  But girls also have theatrical personalities that churn out adorable performances.   2. But we get to raise our best friends As a girl mom, you’re raising someone’s future wife and mother. You’re blessed with an amazing task. But you’re also blessed because you get to raise your best friend. There’s an unspeakable, magic bond between a mother and her …
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