Educating the Girl Child: This article is a companion piece to my article, “Educating the Man Child: 6 Ways to Raise a Conscious Son” published on June 20th, 2017.
This article aims to expand upon the ideas behind the piece by adding additional details about raising a conscious daughter.
If you’re unfamiliar with the term “conscious”, let me explain it briefly. It means you are consciously aware of your thoughts, feelings, and actions.
And while it’s true that men and women are different, the differences aren’t as pronounced as we often think. The fact is, we all have the same basic needs.
We all need food, shelter, love, security, etc. We have different ways of expressing them.
As a parent, your job is to teach your kids how to develop and express their unique style of living.
And while your son may not need your guidance in this area, your daughter might.
I know it can be hard to figure out how to raise a conscious girl child. But the truth is, you don’t have to go to extremes.
If you start with the basics, you’ll see a big difference in how she behaves, thinks, and acts over time.
Did you know that there’s a big difference between boys and girls? Some experts say that the gender gap is much wider than we realize.
As a parent, you may wonder why your daughter is not interested in STEM subjects and doesn’t want to learn how to code. This blog post will look at three ways to raise a conscious daughter who values her education and is excited to learn.
Several things about girls make them unique, but one thing they all share is their curiosity. As parents, we want to encourage that curiosity and passion in our daughters, but we often don’t know where to start.
This article will help you understand what makes girls different and teach you three ways to help your daughter grow up with a strong sense of self, respect, and a love for learning.
Raise a conscious daughter.
Raising a daughter is a wonderful experience. No doubt having a daughter makes your life richer and more meaningful.
However, raising a girl is also a challenging task. Our world has become toxic, and the media is filled with negative messages about women. This is not easy for parents to ignore.
It is important to know that raising a conscious daughter is a two-way street. She needs to know about the world and what is happening around her and for you.
The good news is the world is changing. Slowly but surely, people are starting to wake up to the truth about the world and its true nature.
As we approach the next decade of parenting, I’m certain there will be many societal changes and shifts.
Many parents will struggle to raise children aware of the world around them and their power to affect it.
Unsurprisingly, in a world where technology is our main communication source, many adults struggle with addiction, depression, anxiety, and loneliness.
It’s also unsurprising that many young people are becoming involved in the criminal justice system, gangs, and the drug industry.
I believe it’s vital that we teach our children to be aware of our society’s problems and make conscious decisions about how they will behave.
Another thing to consider is that while your child is still young, it might be beneficial to have some fun activities where they can experiment with and learn about their bodies.
The last thing I suggest is that parents should avoid raising a conscious daughter alone. It will always be a challenge, but you won’t make much progress if you’re constantly fighting against yourself.
Instead, look for support from other parents in your area who are raising conscious daughters. Find a mommy group where you can discuss your struggles, discuss your successes, and gain advice and inspiration from others.
Make learning fun for your daughter.
Making learning fun for your daughter is a great way to inspire her. As a parent, you can motivate her to learn new things by demonstrating the joy of learning.
If you have a child, you’ve probably already tried everything you can to encourage them to learn new things. Maybe you’ve even made learning fun. But it might be time to try something new if it doesn’t work.
It’s never too late to make learning fun. With some creativity and practice, you can easily turn learning into an enjoyable experience.
You may have heard the saying, “Don’t let your kids watch too much TV”. While I agree with that advice, I’m unsure if it applies to kids learning new things.
It seems counterintuitive, but learning things through play is a great way for kids to learn. I’ve seen kids start learning their numbers by counting them out loud in the grocery store, counting their steps as they run, and counting their friends as they play sports.
How to raise a conscious daughter
It may seem daunting to consider what kind of person you want to raise, but your children are watching. So why not start now?
The truth is, raising a conscious daughter is no harder than raising any other child. It just requires that you be intentional and set aside some time each day to devote to her.
I would love to say I raised a conscious daughter, but I can no longer do so. My little girl was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and has been battling it since she was 3. She is now seven, and we have been struggling to get her help.
She has been in and out of the hospital, in and out of treatment programs, medication changes, and therapy, and is currently seeing a psychiatrist. Her severe symptoms include extreme mood swings, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, and frequent anger.
She is only 11, and I am worried about what this will do to her future. She is already showing signs of anxiety, depression, and aggression.
Frequently Ask Questions (FAQs)
Q: Why do you believe that girls need more education?
A: Girls have fewer opportunities than boys. We are taught that if we become successful in whatever career we choose, we must not have had enough education. It isn’t true. There are so many opportunities out there for women. There are no limits to what you can do. You only have to make your mind up to do it. You can have whatever you want.
Q: What should parents do to encourage their daughters to become involved in the world of education?
A: They should encourage her to be an independent thinker. Teach her to question everything. Don’t just give her what she wants; teach her how to find out for herself. Could you help her to be curious?
Q: What challenges do parents face when trying to educate their daughters?
A: most parents think they know what their children need. But they don’t realize every child has their own needs. A lot of kids have the same questions. I have talked to many parents who say, “My daughter has no direction.” They feel as though they have failed their children. This is just another way of thinking.
Q: How would you define success for a girl?
A: Success to me is not necessarily earning a lot of money. Success is knowing that you have done all you can and then finding something new to do.
Myths About Educating the Girl Child
The world is changing. Women are becoming a part of the workforce in unprecedented numbers. They’re also joining men in leadership positions.
She is well-rounded and smart. She can read, write, speak, and understand many different languages. She has a love for learning. She loves to ask questions and is curious about everything.
The fact that girls have different needs and interests is nothing new. The fact that we live in a world where boys are still expected to be masculine, aggressive, and stoic is equally as old.
Nowadays, girls are becoming more independent and self-reliant than ever before. However, it’s important to keep in mind that being a confident, independent woman doesn’t mean she has to be self-centered.
Girls often grow up without strong role models encouraging them to dream big. Instead, they’re often encouraged to be docile and not rock the boat.
The world is changing, and our children are growing up increasingly digitally. They’re being exposed to new technologies and ways of thinking that were impossible just a few years ago.
Our children’s education should be about helping them develop the skills to thrive in the 21st century. This is why I think it’s important to start educating our girls about technology and entrepreneurship from an early age.
I want to make a quick note about girls and education. We are often taught that girls should attend school and learn things like reading and writing. They are also told they should be smart and ambitious.
The problem is that girls are often taught to become competitive and push themselves in areas they may not be good at or interested in.
For example, girls are often encouraged to be top performers in sports or academic subjects. While this can be beneficial, it can also lead to burnout and cause health problems.
My dad told me my grades weren’t good enough when I was younger. At the time, I didn’t care. I just wanted to be the best in everything.
But over the years, I learned this wasn’t a healthy mindset. I realized I needed to be well-rounded to live a happy and fulfilled life.
That’s why I now focus on teaching my daughter how to be healthy and well-rounded. She must learn to love herself for who she is and not be pressured into achieving too much.