Raising Girls With Strong Boundaries

Raising Girls With Strong Boundaries

Boundaries are one of the most important things you can model and teach your daughter. Boundaries are vital to healthy relationships and essential to a peaceful life. Setting and maintaining boundaries is a skill, one that we don’t necessarily learn. I certainly did not.  

In fact, if your boundaries were not respected as a child, it can be a challenging concept to grasp. I have found that many women, regardless of circumstance, have a tendency to take on the caregiver role in all aspects of their lives. They put the needs of others first and as a result, their personal needs suffer. The good news is, you can work on boundary building and teach your daughter to do the same.

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How to Empower Your Teen Daughter (and Conquer the Fear of Letting Go)

How to Empower Your Teen Daughter (and Conquer the Fear of Letting Go)

My daughter recently said something that made me stop and think about the unique parenting challenges that come with raising teen girls.

“Mom, you always encourage me to live my best life, yet I feel like when I want to be more independent, you’re the one holding me back!”

My initial response was:

“What? How can this be? I am the biggest champion of your dreams, always reminding you to follow that big, beautiful heart! How can I be the one holding you back?”

But then I stepped out of my ego and took her words to heart. I checked in with myself and I realized that she was right.

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