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To the parents of girls: what have you done or wished you did better to develop your daughters sense of self worth?
Basically I am asking what I can do when they're younger to make sure they don't turn into a pincushion when they're older?
I know I can't avoid it, I'm just trying to contain it.
I have one in college, one in high school. one in middle school. I agree on the toys. We tried to go with books as much as toys. My oldest got to where she was actually a little disappointed to hear that iPads might replace text books in schools. She loves the smell of a new book.
I don't regret one minute I've ever spent with my kids. Not one minute. I've always tried to spend as much time with them and around them (watching their basketball games, hockey games, etc.) as possible. You always wish it could have been more. Its never enough, at least for me. I miss those old days when they would crawl up in my lap with a book and we'd read "Where the Wild Things Are," or something like that. I used to get all dramatic and make the sound effects and stuff. Haha. Great memories. Its a cliche', but they are only young once. You never, ever get those years back. Never.
Its five o'clock somewhere.
any of you parents have daughters over the age of 18? Whats it like knowing that when they go off to college they are gonna be getting plowed every weekend?
This post was edited by Viggo_Martyr 13 months ago
Well mine is a Freshman at Michigan. They don't have sex down there, remember? Haha.
Note to parents, if you raise your kids to be independent and think for themselves, they might not grow up to be Spartans. It happened to us anyway. Sorry but its true.
Yep. Happened to mine. The EL kids want to get away.
Confused with #3. British people sound American when they sing...
I live 9 miles from the University of Florida, and my daughter can't wait to apply to Michigan State.
Hope you can afford 40,000 a year.
Keeping the sunshiners in check since 2000.
My thoughts too. Out of state tuition is a killer.
My suggestion is competitive sports (not rec) find one she likes & excels at and support her in it. This has made my daughter strong & confident and helps her stay above all the pity girl stuff her friends at school try to pull.
Raising them? Wouldn't change a much. Both have done well at school. Both like to read.
Sounds silly but I would have made them both learn to swim with lessons at a YMCA when they were 4 or 5. I grew up at a lake and took it for granted everyone could swim and neither are strong swimmers and both are out of HS.
The other is to get both playing tennis younger. Not grinding every week lessons but some parks and rec league. Neither ever played until they were HS freshmen when they decided to try to play. Now both like the game and both ended up playing varsity tennis. Its a sport that only needs 2 people and you can play for a long time.
What failures your English teachers were. You don't read novels simply for the story (i.e., what happens next), unless you are reading novels that offer very little else.
"Look at this. An entire generation of Cinderellas, and there's no glass slipper coming." -- Mother in ALMOST FAMOUS
I stayed, my sister left. It all depends on the kid.
A Spartan Today, A SPARTAN FOREVER. Through thick and thin, low and high water I strive to be the best Spartan ever.
This isn't a pertinent question for the rollers on tRCMB.
dude this is so the truth. I'm the youngest of three boys, my wife is the oldest of four girls. When I first met her family the sister wanted to play "Life" so we did.During the game someone touched one of the sisters with their foot (all three sisters have this phobia about feet) and she flipped out. They all ran off screaming at each other and went on for hours. With my brothers we just get into a fight, whoever walks away won the argument and then we forget it ever happened.
Makes me so glad my first kid will be a boy.
The first time MSU basketball aired in France the French surrendered to Tom Izzo just to be safe.
+1 to this.
I had video games starting with Atari 2600 and each system thereafter, and there was a time and place for them, as you said. My Dad and I had epic high score wars on Asteroids, and my sister and I were masters of playing with 2 players at once on Space Invaders, probably the only thing we ever cooperated on. But when the weather was decent and I was on that console long enough to start looking glazed, my mom or dad would give me the ol' "shut that off and get outside".
On the other hand, my daughter is 14 months old, and already we're making sure the iPad isn't always within eyesight, because if it's around, she'll want to play with it. A short time on the iPad is fine by me and they are "learning" apps she's on anyway, but I'd much rather she be running around terrorizing the cat or throwing a ball into my surround speakers.
is she a member of the wild and wonderful whites of west virginia?
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