I love this.
I think there are great boundaries that girls have to break in order to be equal in today’s society.
I hope that my daughter is ‘bad ass’.
I know I’m trying to instil traits within her that I feel are important.
I definitely encourage being independent, good communication, respect, choices and failures.
We play outside, we hold worms, we brush off dirt if we happen to fall. I make an effort not to mollycoddle her with small incidents that can be dismissed.
I want her to be strong willed, opinionated and be strong enough to stand up for herself. I want that for both my children.
I grew up in a small town and there was lots of ‘bullying’ happening. There was lots of disconnection within many environments. I think having my parents divorce at such a young age helped me to be more resilient and self sufficient perhaps a little ‘bad ass’.
I’m not saying we need heartache or sadness or ‘bad’ things to happen to us to help us evolve and grow. I do believe that experiences help to open our minds and teach us lessons.