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  • no different than how we raise our sons

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    How We Raise Our Daughters - 21st Century [W:87,158,368]

    How should we be raising our daughters these days?

    Should we try to instill independence, strength, common sense, confidence, perseverance, self worth, and a strong desire to achieve great things?


    Or should we raise them to be dependent, submissive, shy, and always in need of protection? Wallflowers?


    Should we push them towards greatness?

    Or should we teach them that their place is always in the background?

    Should we have a desire for them to be the leader, the captain, the driver?

    Or should we teach them to accept always being the passenger, along for the ride but never making the decisions or steering the boat?


    Should we raise our daughters as achievers? CEO's? Entrepreneurs? Bosses?

    Or should we raise them to be followers?


    Should we tell our daughters they can be ANYTHING they wish to be? Whether it be a mother of 5 kids, or the scientist that cures cancer while stationed on Mars after having piloted the first mission to Mars?

    Or should we tell our daughters their place is to be a good, quiet, and submissive "second" to their spouse?

    Should we raise your daughters to be strong?
    Or are they to be weak and defenseless?


    How do you think our daughters should be raised today?
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    re: How We Raise Our Daughters - 21st Century [W:87,158,368]

    We need to go back to teaching our daughters that they have a wonderful and extremely important place in the world. A role that no man can ever take over and do as well as she can. She is the foundation of a family. Her husband may be the beautiful house that everyone sees as they drive down the road, but she is the foundation, the support structure that her husband and children are built upon. She is the undisputed ruler of the home. It is her greatest achievement to create a home where her husband and family feel comfortable, loved, and supported.

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    re: How We Raise Our Daughters - 21st Century [W:87,158,368]

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    We need to go back to teaching our daughters that they have a wonderful and extremely important place in the world. A role that no man can ever take over and do as well as she can. She is the foundation of a family. Her husband may be the beautiful house that everyone sees as they drive down the road, but she is the foundation, the support structure that her husband and children are built upon. She is the undisputed ruler of the home. It is her greatest achievement to create a home where her husband and family feel comfortable, loved, and supported.
    And if your daughter says,

    "Nope - I want to go to college, major in biology, then go to grad school and study genetic-engineering so that I can become a scientist and work on finding cures for childhood diseases."

    What do you do then?

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    re: How We Raise Our Daughters - 21st Century [W:87,158,368]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    And if your daughter says,

    "Nope - I want to go to college, major in biology, then go to grad school and study genetic-engineering so that I can become a scientist and work on finding cures for childhood diseases."

    What do you do then?
    Pack her a bag, show her the door, take the keys, then remove her from the health insurance and my will. She can go and move in with her Uncle Steven and Aunt Cyndi who both hold doctorates in Genetic Microbiology.

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    re: How We Raise Our Daughters - 21st Century [W:87,158,368]

    Girls shouldn't really be raised much differently than boys. They should be taught to be independent and to be able to function well in today's society.
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    re: How We Raise Our Daughters - 21st Century [W:87,158,368]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    How should we be raising our daughters these days?

    Should we try to instill independence, strength, common sense, confidence, perseverance, self worth, and a strong desire to achieve great things?


    Or should we raise them to be dependent, submissive, shy, and always in need of protection? Wallflowers?


    Should we push them towards greatness?

    Or should we teach them that their place is always in the background?

    Should we have a desire for them to be the leader, the captain, the driver?

    Or should we teach them to accept always being the passenger, along for the ride but never making the decisions or steering the boat?


    Should we raise our daughters as achievers? CEO's? Entrepreneurs? Bosses?

    Or should we raise them to be followers?


    Should we tell our daughters they can be ANYTHING they wish to be? Whether it be a mother of 5 kids, or the scientist that cures cancer while stationed on Mars after having piloted the first mission to Mars?

    Or should we tell our daughters their place is to be a good, quiet, and submissive "second" to their spouse?

    Should we raise your daughters to be strong?
    Or are they to be weak and defenseless?


    How do you think our daughters should be raised today?
    Depends on the daughter and what their disposition is. My biological daughter, her personality is pretty set and she is about the girliest girl you ever did see and absolutely loves what she is. Dana's daughter is two and I can already tell she is going to have a rough time with her self confidence and ability to take care of herself emotionally. I have never seen a child in that much perpetual crisis. So, we will work on that.

    In terms of what they want to be, who they want to be, and all that, I will let them decide and work on building their strengths and helping fill in the gaps where their weaknesses are.
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    re: How We Raise Our Daughters - 21st Century [W:87,158,368]

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    Girls shouldn't really be raised much differently than boys. They should be taught to be independent and to be able to function well in today's society.
    Are you suggesting that men/boys and women/girls are no different than each other? If so, then I think maybe you need to go back and take biology class again. I won't even get into the emotional/psychological/mental differences if you can't deal with the physical ones.

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    re: How We Raise Our Daughters - 21st Century [W:87,158,368]

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Are you suggesting that men/boys and women/girls are no different than each other? If so, then I think maybe you need to go back and take biology class again. I won't even get into the emotional/psychological/mental differences if you can't deal with the physical ones.
    Quit using a strawman.

    Men and women are biologically different. They do not have significantly different roles in modern society.
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    re: How We Raise Our Daughters - 21st Century [W:87,158,368]

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Are you suggesting that men/boys and women/girls are no different than each other? If so, then I think maybe you need to go back and take biology class again. I won't even get into the emotional/psychological/mental differences if you can't deal with the physical ones.
    When it comes to things like self confidence, self worth, dreams, desires, independence, education, profession, and outlook on life - then no - they should not be treated differently.

    If your daughter wants to become a pilot, a veterinarian, a surgeon, a plumber, or a house wife with a gaggle of kids and a white picket fence, she should have your undying support and love.

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    re: How We Raise Our Daughters - 21st Century [W:87,158,368]

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    Men and women are biologically different. They do not have significantly different roles in modern society.
    That would suggest modern society is something to be emulated instead of the immoral, disgusting, and indecent cesspool which is destroying humanity that it actually IS.

    I look at it this way.... Are we Better or Worse off TODAY than we were prior to the Women's Sufferage Movement gaining traction in the early part of the 20th Century? Technologically we are immensely superior, but socially and societally I would suggest that we are incalculably inferior to the society that existed prior to the Women's Sufferage and then Femistm movements of hte 20th Century.

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