Raising a child is never an easy task, be they a boy or a girl. Seeing a tiny human through adolescence and ushering them into a healthy adulthood is nothing to scoff at.
But if raising a girl, you have to know that she was already born with a slight disadvantage in this world, factually speaking. As of 2015, a woman makes 80 cents to every dollar a man makes, just based on her gender alone. Raising a daughter adds the specific responsibility of making sure she knows her worth despite all odds.
There are certain things that you should never say to your daughter, whether she’s still just a toddler or a teenager trying to figure out where to go with the rest of her life. It may not feel like it at times, but she is listening to most of the things you say to her, and she is taking them to heart. You are, after all, her parent. She loves you and trusts you, even if sometimes she can get annoyed or angry with you.
These are 10 things that you should absolutely never say to your daughter. Some of them might seem like the right thing to say, but you should probably re-think your strategy.