Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an 83-year old US Supreme Court justice who was nominated to the court in 1993. She can be described as a late-blooming feminist, reserved, quiet and unfriendly. However, if you have a daughter and you want her to grow up as a confident, happy and successful, then suggesting Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a role model will greatly work.
On her recent write-up in The New York Times, she offered some “advice for living” and most of them are helpful tips on how parents could raise a well-rounded daughter. All good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, perform well in school and to do good when they become adults. Well, we can’t find a precise recipe for raising a successful daughter, but according to some psychology research, most of the factors that foresee their success comes down to the parents.
So, here are the common acts that parents with successful daughters do in common:
Teaching them to be independent
In this step, they will be learning their true self and how to stay true to themselves.
Our society nowadays is pulling people in so many directions and is also trying to mold us into roles that we never want for ourselves.
Encouraging her to ask questions
Curiosity is very important for a girl. As a parent, you need to encourage her to ask questions about her surroundings and about herself. It is actually easy to help young girls develop their curiosity, all you need is to encourage them and in return, they will be able to learn new skills. For an instance, you can take a walk with your preschooler. When she got confused about things that she sees like “Why leaves are green?” or “What kind of bird is that?”, you can research for the answer on the library or online together.
Figuring out her special skills and passions are also part of curiosity. As parents, you can start to look beyond the commonly named interest like music performance or sports. As she develops her skills in this area, you are also helping her develop her sense of self.
Point out your differences
Girls most of the time feels pressure to be like their moms and most moms are unaware of this. So, it is important that you exaggerate to her the differences between you two in positive ways. For an instance, you always forget people’s birthday while she is the one who always remembers. Tell her how you wish you had her ability to remember dates. Once she hears how you appreciate her abilities, she will eventually strive more to expand upon them.