Behind my house "Cat Jump Park"

Behind my house "Cat Jump Park"
Behind my house "Cat Jump Park"

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The little girls!

Raising a daughter seems so complicated. It scares me.

How could I possibly navigate the scary minefields of self esteem and eating disorders so prevalent in the lives of  girls

I have a very clear idea about the kind of men I'd like to raise I'm raising them to be kind and respectful.

Girls are strong-the ones I know seem to have been born with a great idea of who they are and it's up to the parents to figure it That I'll think they're an A when really they're a B.  Tears, slamming doors and the words "I hate you" will ensue.

                                           View from my home behind the parks!.


Sherry said...

That is so true Michiko! I only had 1 daughter and remember too well what it was like. Great blog!

Beth said...

I agree with your posts. Daughters are special and much more of a challenge to raise now then when my daughter was growing up.


orchid said...

Dearest Michiko-san,
This post made me think that how hard it would be for my mother to raise me p;)
I expressed my emotion directly to my late mother at times, I think.


Sending you lots of love and hugs to my Japanese friend in Australia, xoxo Miyako*

Joe said...

I've got two daughters, one graduates this year. It's not like there's never challenges but so far she's made me nothing but proud. Not easy days we live in but so far I've managed to keep the lines of communication open and will do my best before God to continue the trend.

Tamago said...

Sounds like raising daughter is very challenging. But I guess it will be more fun when they grow up. I began to go shopping with my mom as I got older and it's always fun :-)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Michiko san,
Great subject and the environment that girls are growing up in nowadays is so different. It is a constant fight for upholding high morals and ethics and than the way beauty is perceived makes it unreal. But it is a market target and those young girls are most vulnerable.
Hugs to you,

GreatGranny said...

I feel for parents raising a daughter in our time.

Marijke said...

Its not easy to have kids nowadays But teach them the basics and thats all u can do..Indeed Michiko san I miss the Windows life also. i miss a lot of old friends I Hope that the Ur visit to radiology and dentist will be good. Ur in my thoughts Michiko san and yes im still working and its ehctic in care section these days Enjoy and a smile from cold Belgium

Rhapsody B. said...

I often hear people make distinctions between raising girls and boys, i don't think there is much difference because its not about gender its about the human being, the child(ren), caring for them, teaching them right from wrong, how to manage their emotions, take responsibility for their actions, action and consequence, expressing love and believing in their selves. If we get that right, boy or girl, they'll be alright.

stay blessed.

Here I Am/Carrie said...

Times have changed so much I think it is so much harder to raise either one boy or girl. Have a wonderful week. Hugs Carrie

Martha said...

DEar Michi, I've 2 girls. haha...yes, sometimes I'm afraid of what the world holds for them. So I do my best now to teach them to be wise and bold. :)

Katy-Mei said...

Wish I know the pains come later... I will love another dog. Life will be less pain... Good day Michiko. Mei

Katie Isabella said...

Sis, I have always been grateful to have three sons. I wanted boys when I was pregnant. They were a joy to raise up to your men. :-) I was not too hard to raise up but I would not enjoy the challanges of raising a daughter now. :-)

xoxoxox Sis