“The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.” -Peggy O’Mara
You are beautiful. Always love yourself and know that your value comes from who you are and not what you do.
Appreciate the characteristics that make you you. When we love and accept ourselves we are able to be the same towards others.
Always Choose Kindness
No matter what, be kind to people even when they don’t deserve it. Something as simple as a smile or a compliment can make their whole day.
Being kind takes courage and sometimes it can be challenging. If someone is unkind to you don’t take it personal. Always treat others how you want to be treated. We never know what someone is going through and hurt people will try and hurt other people. .
You will never regret being kind.
When you are in a position to help someone- help them. Don’t do it for recognition but do it because it’s the right thing to do.
Help others in need in any way you can, even when you know they can’t help you back.
Forgiveness Is Important
Forgiveness will always lead to a much happier life. It may not always be easy to forgive someone but remember that there is no peace without forgiveness.
It’s Ok To Make Mistakes
You are going to make mistakes and it’s OK. You are human and no one is perfect. Always focus on growth instead of perfection.
When we make mistakes, we should always try and find the lesson in them. Sometimes the same lesson will show up over and over again until you learn from it. We all make mistakes daily but the best way to grow from them is to find the lesson in the mistake.
Don’t Compare Yourself To Others
You were created in God’s perfect image. You are unique and you were created to do great things. Nothing good will ever come from comparing yourself to someone else.
Love who you are and be comfortable in your own skin. Even in times when you may feel less than or not pretty enough, always be you. Be proud of who you are.
Prayer changes things and we should always try and find peace through prayer. We have prayer so that we can communicate with God directly. Always know that that God is always close and available.
We are all children of God and He loves us unconditionally. Always keep Him first in everything you do.
Stand Up For Yourself & Others
Always have the courage to stand up for yourself and others. Stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves.
It may not always be easy but always use your voice, even if it shakes, to do the right thing and stand up for what you believe in.
Never Stop Learning
Knowledge is power and you should always be a student of life. Life is a learning lesson and the moment we stop learning we stop growing. Surround yourself with people that you can learn and grow from. Never stop learning.
Always enjoy life and do the things that make you happy. Don’t deprive yourself of the simple joys of life. Happiness is our own responsibility and we cannot expect others to make us happy.
“Enjoy every single moment. The good, the bad, the beautiful, the ugly, the inspiring, the not-so-glamorous moments and thank God through it all.”
Risks can lead to amazing opportunities and personal growth. Sometimes we have to step out of comfort zone and be brave. Life is too short to be scared and not take risks.
“It’s better to try something and have it not work that not having done anything at all.”
You Are Loved
Babygirl, you are loved, you are treasured and no matter what I will never stop loving you.
Krysten Quiles says
This post has my heart. I don’t have a daughter but I do have a nephew and I want to instill in him all of these things as well!
Oh wow. This is powerful stuff. I think it’s our responsibility as parents to raise our kids to be strong, courageous, kind, loyal, and do what’s right. I think we need so much more of that in the world.
Shayla Marie says
I absolutely love this post. These are such important and valuable life lessons. Your daughter is adorable, BTW.
What a beautiful list! Those are incredible things to teach your daughter. Things we should be teaching our kids everyday. Thank you for posting!
These are some awesome life lessons to teach your beautiful daughter!
If your daughter learns nothing more, she will be an incredible grown up. You are doing a great job!
Matt Taylor says
This is so awesome, Ashley. Those are all wonderful things to teach children, I think many adults can learn those life lessons as well. 🙂
These are really great values to be teaching your daughter! In a world where we can be anything, choose to be kind.
Celebrate Woman Today says
This is a powerful way to raise her emotional IQ and the self-esteem to live her life she deems appropriate.
I love this! This is a great list for daughters and girls to remember what to do and think about even on an every day basis.
Aww I love this post, she has such a great mamma. You are raising such a wonderful kid
The Joyous Living says
Your post brought such joy and hope. Love your list and pray the lord will bless me with a family one day.
Excellent. These are the ingredients for a strong, balanced adult. Your daughter is blessed to have a mom that will teach her all this.
I am blessed qith 2 daughters and I cudn agree more with you on these points. I strongly believe each child is uniquely different and there should not be any comparison.
Lovely post dear
Melanie williams says
Aw you clearly are teaching your daughter the right values and ideals, I hope that the world is just as kind to her also xx
Gervin Khan says
Nice post and these are also the things that my kids would love to learn and know about life. And I wish that they were able to carry these life lessons when they grow up.
brandy toenges says
I love this so much. I am trying to teach my kids the same things. Love covers all and forgiveness is key to a happy, healthy life.
What a sweet post! So many amazing life lessons here. Lately we’ve been talking a lot about taking risks with our kids. Ours tend to be too scared to try things but sometimes when they do, they love it and feel so good when they succeed at something scary and difficult.
These are all good points. I do believe in forgiveness, but not letting people back in your life who are toxic.
Indeed this is really very deep and heart touching blog post…i do agree with every of single thing you have mentioned here…truly appreciable..Thanks indeed for sharing it…
Aruna Mallick says
This is so lovely massage.. A good parenting really helps to grow children. But i think you missed one thing. Take care of your environment and nature.
Marie Phillips says
I love all of these! I think it would be good to focus on a couple of these every night at bedtime. It would help to instill these thoughts in their minds as they finish their day!
RACHEL N LOZA says
THESE are the best lessons!! LOVE this!
This is such a good list! Especially important for little girls to grow up knowing ❤️
These things are what I also want my daughters to take to heart! Especially the one where you said to enjoy life, life may have its ups and downs but it is important to enjoy it. Thank you for sharing this with us, this was a nice read!
Maartje van Sandwijk says
Taking risks is such an important one! The best things in life happen by taking risks 🙂
I believe in all these values you have mentioned above. I believe forgiving is hard but not impossible and standing up for yourself is truly important. You are on a right path on teaching your daughther the great values. And your daughter is truly sweet.
I agree with you that it is important for us to teach our children self-love. After all, we can never give something we do not have.
Knycx Journeying says
These are some important values and you got them right. Thanks for the reminder and it’s nice to revisit these important things in life for once in a while. your daughter is adorbale by the way 🙂 Knycx Journeying.
Flossie McCowald says
What a great list of life lessons for your daughter! You could put these all on a poster and hang them in her room – it would make a great decoration AND a powerful reminder. Love these! 🙂
Autumn Murray says
I love everything about this sweet post! I have a #ChooseLove campaign and this hits all of my top priorities. Stay safe.
A wholesome beautiful list of wisdom to share with your daughter. Very healthy life lessons she will appreciate.
Kimberly Caines says
What a great parenting tips. We should all teach our children about life and talk to them.
Steven Morrissette says
Wow such great values your daughter is blessed to have a mother like you.
elizabeth o says
What a beautiful gift to give to our children. These words of wisdom ought to be printed and framed.
You are a great mum. Teaching kids all about being kind and forgiving is definitely some of the most important things .