22 Empowering Things to Teach Your Daughter

22 Empowering Things to Teach Your Daughter | Bianca Dottin

Happy Monday! Lately things have been shaken up around here lately. Losing Tristan has been tough for Tatiana and we’ve got so much unnecessary family drama going on. Today, I wanted to share how we handle when things get rough with 22 empowering things to teach your daughter. As the days go on, I realize more and more how much my actions affect Tatiana. Not only is she a smart cookie but she has this incredible ability to read and respond to other people’s emotions. Her social awareness is spot on in most situations so as parents we have to monitor our emotions and show certain ones in moderation.

I came up with this list of 22 empowering things to teach your daughter because through everything that we’ve been through and are going through it’s important to us to teach our daughter that she is in control of her destiny.

Here’s my list:

  1. Words matter. Use your words to spread love and manifest your destiny.
  2. Trust your gut. ALWAYS.
  3. Embrace your difference.
  4. Never give up. Work hard and put in the work for everything that you want in life. You CAN have anything that you desire. 
  5. Don’t look back. 
  6. Create your own happiness. 
  7. Don’t rely on others. 
  8. Treat your body as your temple.
  9. Travel the world.
  10. Forgive others but never forget.
  11. Your voice matters. Speak up and have a say about the injustices in the world.
  12. Look towards the future. 
  13. It’s better to give than receive.
  14. Aim higher than you can imagine.
  15. Stand for something and support a cause.
  16. Don’t be afraid to set boundaries.
  17. Protect your heart, soul, and mind.
  18. Follow your own path.
  19. Trust that everything will be okay.
  20. Mental health is important.
  21. Never stop asking questions.

“So, as you think about how to raise your daughter to be a confident and courageous woman — sure of herself and resilient under pressure — begin begin by considering where you need to practice a little more bravery yourself. Any time you tip toe around an awkward conversation, allow someone to treat you poorly, avoid taking a risk for fear of failure or let other people’s opinions matter more than your own, you’re missing an opportunity to teach your daughter to be brave.”

-Maggie Warrell

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  • Reply
    10.23.17 at 3:30 pm

    Great List!! Your daughter is adorable!! I remember being young and picking up on everyone’s emotions, sometimes it becomes heavy because you don’t intentionally do it but you just pick up on others emotions and now I see the same characteristics in my own daughter. I will be praying for you all! ((Hugs))

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    Kelsie Sabers
    10.25.17 at 2:34 am

    I love this! The thing I have always told anyone younger than me is to be nice to everyone! You’ll be happier for it and it won’t come around to bite you in the future! Thanks for sharing!

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      Bianca Dottin
      10.25.17 at 7:59 pm

      That’s definitely a great one to add to the list!

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    10.25.17 at 3:08 am

    This is such a great list. I don’t have a child but I find it very inspiring – for myself! It’s easy to get stuck in a routine and forget that you don’t make progress without being brave. Thanks for the reminder, I needed that!

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    10.25.17 at 3:12 am

    I’m so sorry about your loss. <3 This is an amazing list of things to teach your daughter, thank you for sharing! x


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    10.25.17 at 3:19 am

    I love this! I was a teacher for a while and this lessons are very applicable for teachers and students, too! Sometimes teachers have to step in and teach these lessons 🤷‍♀️
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    10.29.17 at 10:26 pm

    Such a beautiful post. These are life lessons that are easily forgotten but oh so necessary. I’ll definitely be instilling these in my son as well.

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