March is a month to celebrate International Women’s Day. The whole month of March is dedicated to celebrating the women of the world and every single woman in the past who have paved the way for women empowerment and to uplift the morals of every single woman in today’s society. Without the endless clamor for feminism and gender equality, the world might have still been sleeping on the greatness that women can offer or do. In light of the message of celebrating women empowerment, as a parent of a girl or girls, take this opportunity to reflect on your parenting method and think about your girl’s future.
It is a huge pressure and a chip on your shoulder to raise a fine woman with conviction, independence, sense of self, and someone who does not waver in the face of doubt and discrimination. Although some people could claim that women have reached far in the course of their battle for independence and ultimate equality among all genders regardless of race and anything, discrimination and bullying of women as inferior to men in a strictly patriarchal society still exists and sadly still prevails in most field. Professionally wise, women struggle for power and recognition. A woman must work double and twice as the effort of a man in order to get to her desired recognition and in order to be applauded for her works. She has to be extraordinary a world where men’s bare minimum performance is easily seen.
To these points you must ponder and reflect. How are you going to raise your girl to a strong woman that won’t bend down her beliefs and principles with conviction and firmness? How are you going to prepare her for the possible cruelty of the world that she might experience as a woman? How are you going to inculcate in their minds and hearts that they are special and strong and as irrelevant when the world makes them feel unnecessary?
This is your main job. Being a parent does not only stop when someone provides for adequate and excellent monetary support. As a parent, you need to be sure that you will have the perfect life support to cater to your child’s needs and be their stepping stone emotionally, physically, and mentally. Their future is in your hand and you must equip them will all the necessary life skill sets that will raise their morale and uplift their spirit to soar and to never yield no matter what.
Look for the different constructive, progressive, and modern way to raise children and girls. The answer is out there – all you need is to get them and make sure you implement it better than anyone. In this way, you can easily escalate their growth towards the right trajectory and help them achieve their own definition of themselves. In this way, it is easier for you to make sure that you are there for them as they grow and bloom to become a strong and independent woman.