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10 Things You Should Let Your Girls Know Before They Grow Up

10 Things You Should Let Your Girls Know Before They Grow Up

A lot of responsibilities fall on the woman as they grow. They go beyond just being girls to mothers, to pacesetters and leaders. While a lot is working for the modern day woman, it is important to be aware of certain things as they grow up and become adults. Here are certain things parents can still remind them and inculcate in them before your girls grow up.

1. They should expect nothing from anyone

No matter how weak a woman is meant to be she still has the right to rule her world. She should focus on being independent and take the direction she wants to take. The truth is that many people out there adore an independent woman. Depending on someone to define her happiness will take her nowhere.

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2. There is no solution to problems when you worry

Women are more given to worrying and trying to make things better. The best thing for a girl while she grows up to become a woman is to experience the world and live it. She would only drain her physical and mental energy by worrying or trying to fix everything. Every girl should know she can live the way she wants and be happy with every moment rather than looking at tomorrow answering her problems.

3. Let her know she has to be brave

Yes a woman will face motherhood and she will be responsible for the success of another being. Through this twist there will be challenges that will test her courage and strength. Let your girl know she has to be brave regardless of the situation she finds herself in. Let her define her situations rather than situations defining her.

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4. Let her know beauty goes beyond the physical

The media tends to laud physical beauty and appearance. We live in a world where physical appearance pushes the moment. But this is not sustaining. What will sustain her are the values and inner qualities she has been able to nurture over the years.

5. Let her be reminded of her self-worth

Let her see herself not as the world sees her but how she sees herself. She must have gone through a lot of educating and refining process. She doesn’t need society to dictate for her their standards, but rather she should value herself and dictate for society her standards.

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6. Let her take risks

There is no harm in failure. It is nothing but a learning process and sometimes a platform that will take her to the next stage. Let her not see failure or taking risks as a setback or an obstacle but see it as a process to finding success.

7. Let her dream big

She can be a Hilary Clinton or Condoleezza Rice. She should not limit herself from endless possibilities and trudging on paths that will take her to where she wants to be. She should dream as big as she can and beckon on many opportunities.

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8. Let her be careful of her associations

The friends she keeps and hangs out with will certainly have an effect on her. Being selective is not a crime; it only makes you understand what matters and what should be valued. She should have the right association that will not take her away from her happiness but make her always joyful.

9. Teach her to be respectful

Let her be kind and respectful to the feelings of others. We do not know what cycle we are in life. Let her be able to see the good in others and find source and energy in doing good deeds to others. Thus she can be a river of possibilities than simply a reservoir of goodness.

10. Let her never stop seeking for knowledge

Never have we had in history such abundance of knowledge and information. Let her always seek knowledge and embolden herself with skills that will make her more efficient and capable as a woman.

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Last Updated on January 18, 2019

7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

Some people will have a rain cloud hanging over them, no matter what the weather is outside. Their negative attitude is toxic to your own moods, and you probably feel like there is little you can do about it.

But that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

If you want to effectively deal with negative people and be a champion of positivity, then your best route is to take definite action through some of the steps below.

1. Limit the time you spend with them.

First, let’s get this out of the way. You can be more positive than a cartoon sponge, but even your enthusiasm has a chance of being afflicted by the constant negativity of a friend.

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In fact, negativity has been proven to damage your health physically, making you vulnerable to high levels of stress and even cardiac disease. There’s no reason to get hurt because of someone else’s bad mood.

Though this may be a little tricky depending on your situation, working to spend slightly less time around negative people will keep your own spirits from slipping as well.

2. Speak up for yourself.

Don’t just absorb the comments that you are being bombarded with, especially if they are about you. It’s wise to be quick to listen and slow to speak, but being too quiet can give the person the impression that you are accepting what’s being said.

3. Don’t pretend that their behavior is “OK.”

This is an easy trap to fall into. Point out to the person that their constant negativity isn’t a good thing. We don’t want to do this because it’s far easier to let someone sit in their woes, and we’d rather just stay out of it.

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But if you want the best for this person, avoid giving the false impression that their negativity is normal.

4. Don’t make their problems your problems.

Though I consider empathy a gift, it can be a dangerous thing. When we hear the complaints of a friend or family member, we typically start to take on their burdens with them.

This is a bad habit to get into, especially if this is a person who is almost exclusively negative. These types of people are prone to embellishing and altering a story in order to gain sympathy.

Why else would they be sharing this with you?

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5. Change the subject.

When you suspect that a conversation is starting to take a turn for the negative, be a champion of positivity by changing the subject. Of course, you have to do this without ignoring what the other person said.

Acknowledge their comment, but move the conversation forward before the euphoric pleasure gained from complaining takes hold of either of you.

6. Talk about solutions, not problems.

Sometimes, changing the subject isn’t an option if you want to deal with negative people, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be positive.

I know that when someone begins dumping complaints on me, I have a hard time knowing exactly what to say. The key is to measure your responses as solution-based.

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You can do this by asking questions like, “Well, how could this be resolved?” or, “How do you think they feel about it?”

Use discernment to find an appropriate response that will help your friend manage their perspectives.

7. Leave them behind.

Sadly, there are times when we have to move on without these friends, especially if you have exhausted your best efforts toward building a positive relationship.

If this person is a family member, you can still have a functioning relationship with them, of course, but you may still have to limit the influence they have over your wellbeing.

That being said, what are some steps you’ve taken to deal with negative people? Let us know in the comments.

You may also want to read: How to Stop the Negative Spin of Thoughts, Emotions and Actions.

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