8th March 2023
Here is to strong women.
May we know them.
May we be them.
May we raise them.
As a mother of three girls, raising them in this fast-paced, ever-changing world is definitely not easy. However, I believe that there are things that parents, caregivers, and educators can do to help girls develop the skills and attitudes they need to thrive and become strong women.
It’s so important to teach girls to believe in themselves. We need to help them understand that their worth is not determined by their looks or achievements, but by who they are as a person.
By encouraging them to pursue their passions and take risks, even if they might fail, we can help build their self-confidence and resilience.
Encourage our girls to speak up for themselves and for others. It’s important for them to share their thoughts and opinions, even if they’re not popular. This will help them develop strong communication skills and the ability to stand up for what they believe in.
Additionally, teaching girls to be empathetic and to listen to others will help them understand different perspectives and work collaboratively with others.
Another important way to raise strong women is by exposing them to strong female role models. Girls should see examples of women who have overcome obstacles and achieved great things, as well as women who are making a difference in their communities. This will inspire them to dream big and to believe that they can make a difference too.
Teaching girls to be resilient in the face of challenges is also crucial. They need to understand that setbacks and failures are a natural part of life and that they can learn from them and grow stronger as a result. By developing a growth mindset, girls can achieve success in all areas of life.
Let’s teach our girls to be independent and self-sufficient. Encouraging them to take responsibility for their own lives, make their own decisions, and be self-reliant will help them develop a sense of autonomy and the ability to navigate the world on their own terms.
Let’s celebrate the achievements of women and commit to raising strong girls who can face the challenges of the world with confidence and resilience. Let’s believe in them, inspire them, and empower them to be the strong women they were meant to be.
To the women in my life...
To my mum, my mother-in-law and my daughters, happy International Women’s Day! Thank you for everything you do! You have made me the person I am today and I am forever grateful to be on this journey with you all!
A shout out to some women who always get my attention online and make me want to become a stronger woman, and a better Mum. Maggie Dent for her words of wisdom when it comes to raising strong girls, and Jessica Urlich who writes the most beautiful, relatable poems for mum’s from a mothers perspective.