You can do anything you set your mind to girls.
Girls can do anything boys can do.
There are 100’s of these phrases and I agree with all of them. Even with these amazing Girl Power phrases said daily, there are a few things that I really think we need to stop saying to our young girls. These comments may seem harmless, but they linger in the back of every little girls mind.
So let’s make a pact to stop saying…
He’s picking on you because he likes you. Teach your daughter to respect herself and not to accept this. Teach her to walk away from this kind of behavior! Letting her believe that this is acceptable is not ok. Later in life when she’s dating a guy who treats her terribly it’s because we let her believe that it was ok! In return, hopefully it will help that little boy know this is not the way to treat a people.
One day your prince will come. So what is she suppose to do until then? Put her life on hold while waiting for her prince? Teach your daughters to live their life. To be happy without a boy! A man will not, can not make her happy. Only she has the power to make herself happy.
Act like a lady. What does a lady act like? How about acting like a caring, well-mannered, respectful human being?
I look fat today. Not in your daughters eyes. In your daughters eyes you are beautiful! What she hears is that she needs to be worried about how “fat” she looks.
I wish your hair was thicker, eyes were blue/brown, you were taller or anything you’d change about her physical appearance. What she hears is that she’s not good enough the way she is. Let your daughter know you love her just the way she is.