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27 Things Your Daughters Should Know by Age 10

Looking back, what do you know now that you wish you’d known sooner?  What do you still not know and wish someone had taught you?  We all want what’s best for our girls, and we do the best that we know how.  Young children’s brains are little sponges, soaking up everything they experience.  Teach your daughters what they need to know while they’re still young, and they’ll thank you when they reach your age!
1. They may dress like princesses, but they’re no damsels in distress.
Every girl has her favorite princess.  (Mine is either Ariel or Sleeping Beauty. Does Mulan count?)  But real life isn’t alw ...

10 Unintentional Lessons My Wife And Daughters Taught Me About Life

The thought of raising a daughter really scared me. I knew that relationships between fathers and daughters and the bond they form are often talked about as among the most important of their lives, and I wasn't sure if I was strong enough for the challenge.
I remember the day like it was yesterday: Four years ago, my wife and I walked in to get the ultrasound to determine the sex of our second child, and when the technician announced that we were having a girl, I went into shock. My wife says that it lasted about an hour or so, but I really don't remember. I do remember trying the best that I could to process what I had just heard, but after that, it's all a blur.
When my daughter was born ...

10 Things Your Daughter Should Know by the Time She Is 10

1. How adored she is. No matter what you disagree on and even though sometimes you may yell, she should know she is the center of your universe -- always.
2. How to cook. She should be able to prepare small snacks such as eggs, pasta, toast, sandwiches etc. My daughter loves to cook and letting them experiment enforces this life skill.
3. Body changes are coming and what to expect. She needs to know that along with these hormonal changes will come some emotional changes as well. I have bought my daughter a great book by American Girl called The Care and Keeping of You that breaks down the physical and emotional changes in a very easy to understand way. I highly rec ...