I want my daughter to grow up knowing her worth is much more than her stunning beauty.
I want my daughter to grow up seeing incredible women achieving their goals.
Please don’t call my daughter a princess, although she is royalty, she doesn’t need a prince to rescue her.
Don’t just buy her dolls and pink ‘girly’ toys. Don’t buy her clothes with messages on that refer to her appearance. Buy her doctor kits and Wonder Woman outfits.
Let her read books about strong female characters who take their future into their own hands.
Let her watch films with characters she can aspire to, let her see a variety of different ethnic groups represented on tv, in books and through toys because we all deserve to have our stories told.
Never underestimate my daughter because she is a girl, she can accomplish anything she wishes.
I know my daughter is beautiful and I want her to know that too, but don’t only remind her of her beauty. She must not think that how she looks defines her.
I will encourage her to believe in herself. To keep going when she falls down because that is how she will learn.
I want my daughter to feel confident in who she is because there will only ever be one of her and she is incredible.
But most of all I want her to know how much I love her just as she is and that she never has to worry about being ‘good enough’ for anyone, including me.