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10 Upsetting Things Parents Should Never Say to Their Daughters

10 Things Parents Should Never Say to Their Daughters
Parents, at times, don't realize that their tongue is the worst weapon which they can use on their children, not knowing the damage their words can do on the poor souls. Watch what you say!
Apurva Neurgaonkar
Last Updated: Mar 7, 2018
Dress Like A Girl
A Tomboyish Looking Girl
Some parents subconsciously enter gender-stereotypes into their children. It usually starts with their dressing. Your daughter may not be a fan of frilly dresses or those cute skirts that you want her wear. She might be comfortable in jeans and a tee. You can suggest, but negating her dressing sense might do more harm than good. She has her own tastes, appreciate them.
Girls Don't Do This / It's A Boy Thing
A Cowgirl
If your girl loves boyish games like baseball or football, don't tell her that it's a boy's game. Don't stop your daughter from exploring something which she might excel at. It's a modern world, and anyone can pursue anything that they want, irrespective of their gender, nationality, or ethnicity.
Don't Eat Too Much / Fatso
A Girl Eating a Burger
"Real Men like curves, only dogs go for bones...", is so true. Don't tell your daughter that she's overweight, even if she is. You need not remind her that. It can lead to starvation and anorexia, due to being called fat and going under severe depression. Instead, teach her about healthier diets, and keep her engaged in some physical activity.
You Should Put On Some Make Up
Hate Makeup
While some mums are worried that their daughters might be putting on make up too early, others ask their girls to put on some before they leave home. It indirectly translates into, 'You are not pretty, you need help'. Be thankful that your daughter is not burying herself under the mountain of make up.
You Are Being Rude / Shut Up
A Woman Screaming at a Small Girl
At times, daughters get rebuked for standing up for themselves, often tagged as 'rude'. It's like saying that she can't have her own opinion, and will have to bear and accept everything with a sweet smile.
Don't Laugh Too Loud
Two Girls Suppressing Their Laughter
If men can, why can't we? Don't feed those sexist ideologies into your daughter. Let her express herself and have a hearty laugh.
Why Can't You Be Like Her?
Two Girls Compared
Excuse me? Are you implying that you'd rather have her as your daughter? Comparison is the worst thing that you can do to your kid (read daughter). If you want her to be confident of herself, STOP comparing her to her best friend or cousins.
Just Laugh
A Girl Screaming in Frustration
You will make her feel even worse by asking her to disguise her true feelings for the sake of some neighbors, friends, or family. If she is angry, let her show it!
What Will People Say??
A Girl With a Group of People Whispering to Each Other Behind her Back
A common question parents ask if their daughter wants to go into an uncommon profession or any field of art. People have mouths, they will talk. Let her do whatever she wants without having to worry about people talking behind her back.
A Woman Consoling her Daughter
No, it is not a phase, sorry! And marrying a guy will NOT make me change my mind about my sexual orientation. When your daughter comes out to you, support her, because she's going through a lot of emotional turmoil, and needs nothing but your support.
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Happy family at a daughters birthday party
Happy Girl In Red Panama Outdoors