30 Things I Hope To Teach My Daughter

  1. Be Yourself.
  2. Don’t try to please everyone.
  3. Make mistakes.
  4. Learn from those mistakes.
  5. Question everything.
  6. Always remember your manners.
  7. Remember, there is someone out there worse off than you.
  8. Smile at strangers.
  9. Love yourself. If you don’t, how can  you ask someone else to love you?
  10. You are worth more than sex.
  11. Strive for more than mediocre.
  12. Love is not a fairytale. Real love is hard work.
  13. Respect and appreciate your teachers.
  14. Read a good book.
  15. Find your passion.
  16. Do for friends what you can.
  17. Lend things without expecting it back – this means money.
  18. Keep secrets close to your heart.
  19. Don’t be afraid to ask your true friends for help.
  20. Learn the art of silence.
  21. Open doors for people.
  22. Offer to carry a heavy load.
  23. Call and check on a family member.
  24. Be kind to animals and the elderly.
  25. Let someone cut in line.
  26. Don’t be a bully and stand up to those who are bullies.
  27. Learn to write with pen and paper.
  28. If you want people to take you seriously, learn to spell, don’t rely on spell check.
  29. Vowels are important. Use them.
  30. Never give up, you are better than that.
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8 thoughts on “30 Things I Hope To Teach My Daughter

  1. @quixoticsemiotic – I have read your blog, you definitely do have a handle on it! I’m just thinking some of these younger kids these days are going to forcefully rip every vowel out of words and leave them dangling for spell check to cry about.

  2. These are really great. I found myself going “I do that” and “I need to start doing that” … So I appreciate the reminder of how big of an influence we have on our children.

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