Being a parent is a difficult job. You have to be practical, and let your kids take all the decision by themselves. And to top that, you have to be a by-stander and let them make all the mistakes and decision by themselves. After all, how else will they learn, right? So here are a few life lessons that every mother should impart to her daughter:
  1. Have good people around you:
Choose to be around good people, who are good to you, care for you and love you for who you are. Avoid being around people who only want to pull you down and disappoint you at all times. Even though we, as parents, have left that decision up to you, you need to understand that they only want what’s good for you.
  1. Don’t take advantage of your independence:
We will give you all the independence you want, but at the end of the day all we want is to be informed and kept in loop with all your decisions. After all it is our duty to keep you safe and look after you right? Trust once broken, takes a lot of time and effort to be rebuilt.
  1. Be safe:
Not to sound like a broken record or even sound sexist, but at the end of the day, all we want from our kids is to be safe, sound and happy. It is necessary for us to keep a track of you because god forbid if anything happens to you, we would be devastated beyond limit. So make sure you are always safe.
  1. Make friends for life:
There are a few people who will always influence you. Make sure these people are good people and they stay around for life. Your inner circle is someone whom you’ll trust all your secrets with. Don’t let ego come in between your relationships. Good friends are hard to find, and without them you might find your life to be lonely.
  1. Always share with your parents:
Never be afraid to share stuff with us. Even if they get angry at you for a while, all they want at the end of the day is your safety. If they are informed, they can help you better and be supportive of whatever choices you make.
  1. Never feel alone:
Remember that we will always have your back. No matter how angry we might be at you, at the end of the day, we will always have your back. Apart from us, have a group of friend that you can trust on, have fun with, and share with.
  1. Never change or compromise for anyone:
You are perfect the way you are. If someone has a problem with the way you are, they should change their expectations. Changing for someone will only hurt you.
  1. Respect everyone:
Respect the people who love you and respect you for who you are. If someone is rude to you or not treating you right, walk away. Never be rude to people and always be level headed. After all, there is no need to get angry, if you can solve things be being gentle! Do you have any more life lessons you wish to share? Tell us in the comments if you do!