Moms and their daughters have very special bonds. Yes, moms have lovely relationships with their sons too, and the same goes for dads and their daughters. But there’s just something unique and wonderful about the relationship a mom shares with her daughter. And while moms are responsible for a whack load of things, there are a few things that every mom needs to teach her daughter.
Things every mom needs to teach her daughter
1. How to brush tangled hair
It’s one of the earliest things your mother probably taught you, how to detangle hair from the bottom up. Brushing it all the way through is futile and will result in an even bigger problem. Teach her how to use conditioner, detangler, and a wet brush.
2. Never to settle for someone who doesn’t respect her
Young girls need to know that their dreams come first, before any man. They need to know that they can do whatever they want to, and that doesn’t involve a controlling, jealous, disrespectful or apathetic man.
3. How to eat healthily
Food and diets can be a dangerous topic, even more so for young girls. Moms ought to teach their daughters to follow a balance, healthy diet. They should also let them know that it’s okay to have a piece of cake now and then if that makes her happy. Balance is key, and that’s something that every mom needs to teach her daughter.
4. How to budget and shop smart
Knowing the value of R10 can never come too soon. Girls have to learn from their mothers how they can take advantage of sales and use coupons. When you spend it wisely, you can save a lot of money, and in today’s economy, it is especially important.
5. How to keep a plant alive
It really is harder than it looks. When a girl learns how to nurture something, it teaches her responsibility and commitment. It’s also a great hobby that a mom and her daughter can share together.
6. The importance of sunscreen and moisturiser
Your daughter might feel invincible when it comes to wrinkles and sun damage, but every mom needs to teach her daughter about the power of prevention and the importance of a good skincare routine.
7. How to speak up
Every girl needs to learn that she has the right and the duty to speak up for herself when she knows she’s right. No girl should ever believe that she has to be quiet and reserved just because she’s not a boy.