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Re: Rules to Teach Your Daughter

I brought my daughter up to be a free spirit and I never gave her a lot of rules to follow.

 

Instead she made the "rules" and has done quite well for herself in life.

 

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Re: Rules to Teach Your Daughter

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I would ONLY have ONE rule instead of the 37 posted ones -

 

USE COMMON SENSE.

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Re: Rules to Teach Your Daughter

Graduations are just around the corner so these types start cropping up.

 

I believe in keeping the lines of communication open throughout raising children; discussing everything and anything.

 

I gave my son the freedom to make decisions but knowing consequences. 

 

These "rules" are not really rules but topics to be discussed all the time.

 

However, I see some good points for both daughters and sons; we teach what we know and we grow with our children, too.

""Out beyond the ideas of right-doing and wrong-doing, there is a field. I will meet you there." -Rumi
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i found it interesting and enjoyed reading it. I wouldnt necessary say these are rules but more like behaviors and conduct to live by. I personally didnt agree with 36 because some of us know thats not true at all. You can be as kind as you can to someone and some will never treat you the same because of who they are. Ive seen it and experienced it too many times to know its false. #4 is also another one i dont agree with. Sometimes you just cant do or say something and its not a cop-out. 

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Re: Rules to Teach Your Daughter

I would add:  Choose your spouse carefully; your choice will determine the course of your life.

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Re: Rules to Teach Your Daughter


@Sooner wrote:

@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. 


@Sooner    Well, I hadn’t  even read past number 5 until I saw your reply.  I then scanned the rest of the list, and agree with you.  It just got even more generalized and most of us can just shake our heads over this kind of “advice”.  

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Re: Rules to Teach Your Daughter

In todays climate those rules are just silly IMO, especially the last one. 

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Re: Rules to Teach Your Daughter

I don't see any reason for rule #1.

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Re: Rules to Teach Your Daughter

Think my dd broke all the rules. 

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@manhattan1950 wrote:

I would ONLY have ONE rule instead of the 37 you posted.

 

USE COMMON SENSE.


That says it all in my book!  Rules just stiffle creativity and prevent really being content in life!  I believe in being yourself and the use common sense fits that!