Mothers fear for their daughters from the moment they are conceived!
So what exactly are they afraid of? No, it's not Chris Brown… or is it?
Get a Neck Tattoo
A heavily tattooed friend of mine has a great nickname for ink on one’s neck. He calls it the $24,000 tattoo, because odds are you won’t earn more than $24,000 a year. Now this is not supported by any data or facts, but how many CEOs do you see with “Forever” tattooed on their neck? If my daughter did opt to get a tattoo, I would hope she would get one that she would not regret and one that she could wear in any profession. I would not want a misplaced tattoo to limit her.
Listen to Really Bad Music
We take music very seriously in our house and our daughter’s musical education started at an early age. If she grew up and listened and loved really bad music, well we would feel like we failed.
Become the Mean Girl
You know that mean girl? Well, I hope that’s not your daughter, and I hope it isn’t mine either. But from the schoolyard to the boardroom, there are examples of the “mean girl” or “queen bee.” Generally this behavior is reserved for the high school and middle school set. The Washington Post mentions a thesis by Amanda Judson, a senior at Union College in Upstate New York, “Indirect aggression was less acceptable to older women because it was no longer the norm," she wrote. "Seniors outgrow this behavior or at least have the ability to recognize it as juvenile." So if my girl or your girl chooses to be a “mean girl,” at least it could be temporary.
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