Here are 16 things you must teach your daughter before she turns 16.When your daughter knows she is loved, she feels more secure and more self-confident.[Tweet This] You teach her this by your words and your actions with her.We also must teach our daughters the best ways to ensure this is to respect or treat others how they’d like to be treated.
I have to admit, my emotions are probably all over the place, probably more than the 16-year-old who is supposed to have emotions all over the place.
That’s the type of impact good ole “sweet sixteen” has on a dad with his daughter, especially his only daughter.
While car maintenance can be done by paying someone else, having the skill to do it on her own can be helpful. Some because she is a woman and some because that’s just who they are. We’ve taught our daughter since she was little that she “can do all things through Christ, who gives her strength,” which comes from the book of Philippians in the Bible.
A dad’s worst nightmare is his daughter having to defend herself.
We won’t always be around to stand up physically for her, so it’s important to teach her some ways to defend and protect herself.
We’ve been counting the summers we have with her — we have 2-3 more summers with her before she is on her own.
My hope is all we have taught her has her well prepared for life. What are the things you must teach your daughter before she turns 16?
Not everyone will have the same level of respect we have for our daughters.
We must teach them disrespect is not acceptable for any reason.
And the biggie for me and my wife, soon she will be leaving home.
A big deal is made about the sweet sixteen birthday in our society. For our daughters, they are no longer our “little girls.” They have matured mentally, physically, and emotionally.