As you all know and have experienced or are experiencing, raising girls/daughters can be as tactical as raising boys. Let us dive deep into the tips on how to groom girls/daughters.
We all are faced with great challenges along the way; but what matters is the end product.
The number one tip we as parents can follow in grooming our girls/daughters is to talk things out with them.There is always something going on in their little minds.Whatever is there,does come out sooner or later.
As a parent, it is our responsibility to help them ease their thoughts however,troublesome might it be.This act will give them the surety that as a parent ,we are always there for them.
Secondly, to groom girls/daughters,start assigning small tasks to them.Tasks such as cleaning their rooms,picking up their toys,putting away the dinner plates.This will induce a sense of discipline in them.
Thirdly, You can groom your girls /daughters by trying to assess their likes and dislikes.Some girls might like to wash the dishes yet others might like to prepare food in the kitchen with or without your help.Ask them to help you out with food preparations in the kitchen.
This will not only enhance your bond with them but will also lead them towards being more responsible in the later years of life.
Fourthly,encourage their ideas of creativity or ideas related to money making. Girls, who have parents support at their back tend to make a great success in their future lives as compared to those girls who are always discouraged for their ideas.
Fifthly,spent exclusive time with your daughters/girls like watching their favorite TV shows or it can either be a game or sport or even dressing up.Don’t ever think its boring.
It is the time we are investing in them which will be rewarded to us in so many ways,we are unaware of.
Sixth, we should teach our girls/daughter to be vocal in what they think is their right.This is the age when you as a parent are fulfilling your responsibility in giving them awareness to express themselves.
This is the freedom of speech which needs to be emphasized and re emphasized.
Seventh, girls/daughters are very sensitive to the needs of people around them.Still, just as boys have to be taught to respect women of all age brackets; in the same way girls/daughters have to be told to practice the same when it comes to men.
When we will observe a value system, our self, they automatically will follow it. And if we are not clear our self why do we expect them to be clear.So the lines have to be clearly defined.
Eighth, never insult your daughters/girls in front of any one especially your maternal and paternal relations not to mention the outside world.
For, in the longer run if they turn out to be totally the opposite of what they were,they would never be appreciated for what they have become but would always be remembered as they used to be.
Ninth , trust your children in what they tell you.If you trust them today,they will not betray your trust in future but if its vice versa you have deformed them for life.
At the same time, as a parent you need to have a hawk eye.After all you are the parent and know your girls in and out. However, no need to make it obvious to them.Observe and apply accordingly.
And lastly, to make them a productive citizen of the community,set a positive example in front of them. As it is said; Do unto others as you want others to do unto you.
I would ask all mothers out there to keep on observing from other people’s lives who have raised wonderful girls/daughters.Interview them, talk to them and see what different have they done and you are missing.
It is always good to learn from other people’s experiences rather than going through the same mistakes.
I would like to add that there is no ready made recipe for bringing up girls/daughters.We have to experiment with each and every stage of children’s growing up.
Some things might work well with one child whereas for the others totally a different set of strategies might be needed.
But what is more efficient is your communication with the child.Only this, will help you in understanding the true nature of your children and act accordingly.
In the end, I would like to express my gratitude to all mothers who despite their professional life,hectic household chores still try their best to balance their lives and in that balancing, work hard to raise good children especially girls/daughters.