WE ARE GIRL READY
The story of an iGen daughter and an X-Gen mum
She was born ... on a sunny Friday afternoon and she was perfect.
Dreams of 'who' she would become warmed my heart as she grew from an infant into a toddler and then a school kid.
She was aminated, exuberant, quick as a whip and happy...
I dreamed of raising a girl who was strong, well-rounded, independent, driven...
Isn’t that every parents’ dream?
To raise a daughter who can defeat all challenges, reach all heights of success and have in her life everything she dreams of?
But, very quickly my FEARS as a parent set in. Am I doing this right? Am I doing enough? Why did I raise my voice?
Was that fight necessary?
How do I stay calm and rational?
How do I keep her safe?
How do I teach her to be strong and independent yet mark my advice?
Why does she challenge my authority when I am trying to teach her simple life lessons?
Inwardly, I cringed at the daily mistakes I was certain I was making!
I had asked for a strong, free-willed child and that is what I had created.
A child who thought on her own terms, who had different ideas,
who feared NOTHING and