48 life lessons to teach your teen daughter

Teach your daughters to be strong women.

1. Give back.

Continue to teach your daughter that there is more to life than material items and the importance of paying it forward and giving back to the community.

2. Don’t judge.

Everyone is unique and it takes all types of people to make up the world. Try to embrace and forgive differences and diversions and deceptions.

3. Get over yourself.

For every selfie, there should be a post about the world. Do not become so self-centred and selfish that you forget to be kind to others and be involved in the world around you.

4. Be nice.

Don’t be one of the Mean Girls. Nobody loves a bully. Kindness will get you much further in life than popularity.

5. Learn the power of words.

Be careful of what you say and don’t say. Learn when to talk up, shut up or just smile and walk away.

6. Smile

A friendly face is always remembered.

7. Try talking

Texting can often cause misunderstandings. Learn the power of talking, not texting. Have a real conversation with your friends.

8. Do the right thing.

9.Include others

Always include those around you, especially someone who looks new or uncomfortable, even when the group tells you otherwise.

10. Karma is a good thing.

11. Pursue your passions and interests.

Especially when the going gets tough. School and hobbies are a great distraction from the unnecessary drama.

12. Be yourself.

13. Always be the best you.

Never stop trying to be better but don’t beat yourself up when you fail or falter.

14. Not every friend is a true friend.

15. Don’t feel guilty.

16. Own your decisions.

Be prepared to take the consequences of your decisions and own up to the responsibilities of them.

17. Learn.

Never stop learning. Knowledge is power.

18. Try.

Don’t be afraid to try or be afraid to fail. Life is like photography, you develop from the negatives. You won’t know if you enjoy something until you try.

19. Respect yourself.

20. Read.

There’s more to life than Netflix and YouTube. You will learn valuable lessons, new vocabulary and a love of learning from books.

21. Help someone every day.

Look around. Someone needs a hug, a hand or a hello.

22. Be your own best friend.

23. Find balance.

Extremes seldom work for anything. Learn balance, moderation.

24. Look me in the eye

Learn the power of eye contact. It shows respect and confidence.

25. Family

Never forget how important family is. For everything. Now. Later.

26. Get off your phone.

Life existed before Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat — trust me. Take time to connect with people and learn to enjoy your life without needing your phone 24/7

27. Choices

Not every decision has a right or wrong choice. Just make a choice.

28. Life can be unpredictable.

Planning is great, but embrace unpredictability. Life doesn’t always run smoothly or according to plan.

29. Leave pride in your pocket.

Accept help when you need it. Everyone does.

30. Compromise.

31. Forgive.

It’s not always easy but do it.

32. Laugh.

33.Advocate for yourself and for others.

Be the voice for those who can not speak for themselves and never be afraid to stand up for yourself even if you stand alone.

35. Don’t be a doormat.

36. Learn from hard times.

Tough stuff makes you stronger.

37. Exercise

Run, walk, play, move. It’s good for your body and mind.

38. Be loyal.

Stick up for those you love.

39. Retail therapy is a real thing.

40. Trust yourself.

If you think it’s wrong, it probably is.

41. Make time for important things.

Make the time for what’s important even if you miss something “important.”

42. It’s OK to be scared.

43. It’s OK to be selfless.

44. It’s OK to be selfish sometimes.

45. Be selective with who you date and kiss.

Kissing is very important, intimate and incredible. Don’t just kiss to kiss. The same with dating choose to date only someone who respects you.

46. Be comfortable in your clothing.

When you buy that amazing shirt, skirt or something it has to look great and feel great. Don’t dress to impress the world, dress to be comfortable and reflect your personality all of the time!

47. Power naps

There is nothing wrong with napping but don’t sleep your life away.

48. I love you

Say “I love you” to someone every day.


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