4 Lessons I Wish Every Mom Taught Every Daughter

One of the biggest parts of growing up into a woman is having to unlearn all of the messed-up stuff that society has already taught you from the time you were a little girl. Well, these ladies have learned their lessons and are ready to pass them on.

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Being a woman nowadays is probably the most exciting and challenging time.

I want you to know that being beautiful doesn't necessarily mean you always like what you see when you look in the mirror.

I've felt horrible about the way I've looked.

And it's not about living up to society's ideals or looking like a super model.

People are telling you already that your body has to look a certain way and you're only 6.

That is not true at all.

Your body is beautiful.

Love it and respect it no matter what shape or size it comes in.

Own it.

When you are comfortable on your own skin, people feel that.

Because when you feel good about yourself, you feel good about the world around you.

Life, it's beautiful, beautiful. However, it's not easy.

I don't want you to be afraid to make mistakes.

Sometimes you won't succeed.

What really matters is what you do next.

This is your opportunity to rise to the occasion.

I want you to be vulnerable.

Whatever your heart guides you and takes you to do, you can and should do.

I don't want you to be afraid of anything.

If someone tells you you can't do something, especially a boy...

...because you are a girl...

Fight against it.

Being a woman doesn't mean you have to be passive.

Don't let anything hold you back.

Go with what you like and, you know, ignore the haters.

You cannot let anybody get in the way or try to cloud your judgment of who you really are.

Always surround yourself with genuine people.

People who inspire you.

Who are not afraid to make fun of themselves.

Let yourself love.

Love isn't about receiving but it's about giving.

I love you the way you are.

I love you so much.

I love you.

I love you.

You are the love of my life and I love you to bits.

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