Raising Girls

I have to admit I’m a bit out of my element here.  Our only girl to-date is not even two yet and I’m suspecting I have lots to learn about raising little girls.

I came across this post over at Raising Olives that I just love and would encourage you to read.  Like I said we have a lot to learn about raising girls but the one thing that I’ve already learned is that, raising girls is not like raising boys.  It’s not that I think one is easier and one is harder I just mean that it’s different.  It takes different parenting tactics.

So those of you who are raising girls, what’s your most helpful advice?


3 thoughts on “Raising Girls

  1. Wow, I’d like some good advice myself!! All I can say, is pray, pray, pray, and pray often! I don’t know what I am doing, but I pray the Lord will help me raise them and train them the way he wants me too. Thanks for the link, I enjoyed reading it. I wish we could’ve chatted longer on Tues. night! You guys have a beautiful family, and the beauty is far deeper than the surface. Love you guys!

  2. I was raised as the only girl with 3 brothers and now I am raising an only girl amongst 3 brothers (at least for now, we will glady accept all gifts God gives us)! 🙂 My husband is the oldest of 4 boys and I have been close to his family since I was 14 and I noticed there is a huge difference when there are sisters opposed to when there are not.

    There are many things I have learned as my parents raised me and now as we are raising our daughter (she is 5 and 1/2). My strongest advice is in the father/daughter relationship. The love, respect and discipline a girl recieves from her Daddy is what will direct and guide her all her life. A father’s job is to protect, provide, love and encourage his daughter in ways that speak to her heart. It is so important for that relationship to be close. After all, one day she will be praying for and seeking the man God has chosen for her. The example she has been given will be what she searches for in a husband and father for her own children. 🙂

    My husband is alot like my father. I prayed for the Lord to send me someone who would love and take care of me like my Daddy did. And God answered. My Daddy built a strong godly foundation for me and I always and still do know how much he loves me. Now I see my husband doing the same thing with my daughter and I just have to praise God. To hear him say good morning beautiful, and take her places just the 2 of them, and see her huge smile every time he walks in the room, I know she feels loved, respected and even adored. I think that is the way God wants his daughters to feel, and how we should feel about him. 🙂

    God bless you as you are raising your little princess! There is truly nothing like it!

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