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Rules to Teach Your Daughter

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Rules to teach your daughter

1. Make your bed every day, even if it's right before you get in it.
2. You don’t have to wear underwear... if you're in an accident they’ll just cut your clothes off anyway.
3. Travel light through life. Keep only what you need.
4. It’s okay to cry when you’re hurt. It’s also okay to smash (some) things; but, wash your face, clean your mess, and get up off the floor when you’re done. You don’t belong down there.
5. If you’re going to curse, be clever. If you’re going to curse in public, know your audience.
6. Seek out the people and places that resonate with your soul.
7. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
8. 5-second rule. It’s just dirt. There are worse things in a fast food cheeseburger.
9. You are a woman, you do not NEED a man!
10. Happiness is not a permanent state. Wholeness is. Don’t confuse these.
11. If you’re staying more than one night, unpack your bag.
12. Never walk through a dark alley.
13. Be less sugar, more spice, and only as nice as you’re able to without compromising yourself.
14. Can’t is a cop-out.
15. Hold your heroes to a high standard. Then be your own hero.
16. If you can’t smile with your eyes, don’t smile. Insincerity is nothing to aspire to.
17. Never lie to yourself.
18. Your body, your rules.
19. If you have an opinion, you better know why.
20. Practice your passions.
21. Ask for what you want. The worst thing they can say is no.
22. Wish on stars and dandelions, then get to work to make them happen.
23. Stay as sweet as you are.
24. Fall in love often. Particularly with ideas, art, music, literature, food and far-off places.
25. Fall hard and forever in love with nothing but yourself.
26. Say Please, Thank You, and Pardon Me, whenever the situation warrants it.
27. Reserve “I’m sorry” for when you truly are.
28. Naps are for grown-ups, too.
29. Question everything, except your own intuition.
30. You have enough. You are enough.
31. You are amazing! Don't let anyone ever make you feel you are not. If someone does....walk away. You deserve better.
32. No matter where you are, you can always come home.
33. Be happy and remember your roots, family is EVERYTHING.
34. Say what you mean and mean what you say.
35. No one will ever love you more than I do.
36. Be kind; treat others how you would like them to treat you.
37. If in doubt, remember whose daughter you are and straighten your crown and own it like a boss!

~ house cat ~
~ leaving los angeles ~
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I think these are great rules, I would only change #36, treat others as they would want to be treated. 

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Re: Rules to Teach Your Daughter

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I like them and with a few minor revisions, I think the rules would be applicable to a Son also.

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I think these are great rules also! I would add;

If and when you marry, don't  just marry someone you can live with...marry someone you can not live without! In the long run, it may matter!😊

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@alliswell wrote:

@house_cat  

 

I like them and with a few minor revisions, I think the rules would be applicable to a Son also.


I agree!

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@house_cat wrote:

From FaceBook.

Do you agree?

Do you have anything to add?

 

 

Rules to teach your daughter CHILD

1. Make your bed every day, even if it's right before you get in it.
2. You don’t have to wear underwear... if you're in an accident they’ll just cut your clothes off anyway.
3. Travel light through life. Keep only what you need.
4. It’s okay to cry when you’re hurt. It’s also okay to smash (some) things; but, wash your face, clean your mess, and get up off the floor when you’re done. You don’t belong down there.
5. If you’re going to curse, be clever. If you’re going to curse in public, know your audience.
6. Seek out the people and places that resonate with your soul.
7. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
8. 5-second rule. It’s just dirt. There are worse things in a fast food cheeseburger.
9. You are a woman, you do not NEED a man!

9a. You are a woman, you do not NEED a woman!

9b. You are a man, you do not NEED a woman!

9c. You are a man, you do not NEED a woman!

9d. you are a man, you do not NEED a man!

9e. In reality, you are a person not defined by anyone or anything.
10. Happiness is not a permanent state. Wholeness is. Don’t confuse these.
11. If you’re staying more than one night, unpack your bag.
12. Never walk through a dark alley.
13. Be less sugar, more spice, and only as nice as you’re able to without compromising yourself.
14. Can’t is a cop-out.
15. Hold your heroes to a high standard. Then be your own hero.
16. If you can’t smile with your eyes, don’t smile. Insincerity is nothing to aspire to.
17. Never lie to yourself.
18. Your body, your rules.
19. If you have an opinion, you better know why.
20. Practice your passions.
21. Ask for what you want. The worst thing they can say is no.
22. Wish on stars and dandelions, then get to work to make them happen.
23. Stay as sweet as you are.
24. Fall in love often. Particularly with ideas, art, music, literature, food and far-off places.
25. Fall hard and forever in love with nothing but yourself.
26. Say Please, Thank You, and Pardon Me, whenever the situation warrants it.
27. Reserve “I’m sorry” for when you truly are.
28. Naps are for grown-ups, too.
29. Question everything, except your own intuition.
30. You have enough. You are enough.
31. You are amazing! Don't let anyone ever make you feel you are not. If someone does....walk away. You deserve better.
32. No matter where you are, you can always come home.
33. Be happy and remember your roots, family is EVERYTHING.

33a. Be happy and remember your roots, regardless family or friends.  
34. Say what you mean and mean what you say.
35. No one will ever love you more than I do.
36. Be kind; treat others how you would like them to treat you.
37. If in doubt, remember whose daughter you are and straighten your crown and own it like a boss!

37a. If in doubt, remember who you are & own it like a boss!


Probably a few more to change,

but for now it regards to gender alone...’fixed it.’

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I don’t like a lot of rules, and I know my daughter doesn’t, either.  I stopped reading after number 5 

 

We’ve both done fine without following arbitrary rules that someone else has suggested for us 

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@starpolisher @I have to agree with you about marriage.My friend said she took her time and chose a man that she could enjoy beyond the sex part.She wanted to have lots on common and lots to talk and laugh about.She has the best marriage.After 20 years of marriage she told me she still gets goose bumps when he is coming home.She said I just love the smell of that man.They have one of the best marriages I have ever seen with lots of private jokes and much laughter.

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@september wrote:

I don’t like a lot of rules, and I know my daughter doesn’t, either.  I stopped reading after number 5 

 

We’ve both done fine without following arbitrary rules that someone else has suggested for us 


@september   I certainly agree with you!  I sure need my man, and no, mommy doesn't love me best.  To name a few!  Not what I would want to tell my daughter on many of these. 

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I don't like alot of these rules.