10 things I want my teenage daughters to know

Published: Sunday, March 24 2013 8:44 a.m. MDT

For some reason, this year as school began, I was much more aware of how quickly my kids are growing up. Time is moving quickly and my daughter is beginning to ride that fine line between my little girl and all grown up.

Watching the MTV music awards and reading this brilliant post have started to make me think about the kind of teenage girls I want mine to be. And more specifically, the kind of teenage girl I don’t want them to be.

I am sure raising girls has been difficult for a long time. But, is it just me, or is this an exceptionally hard time to be raising girls? I fear even letting them leave the house because the second they do, they are assaulted by images that are so opposite to who I hope for them to be.

So here are the things I desperately want them to know in the not so distant future.

Editor's note: This content, "A letter to my teenage daughter," by Jill Anderson originally appeared on Just Jilly. It has been posted here with permission.

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