If you follow us on Instagram, you know that we have daily conversations and polls around a variety of subjects. Last week, I posted, “Name something every girl should know but is rarely taught.” The responses ranged from intellectual to anatomical. It was an eye-opening conversation as we were able to see just how many women were not taught important things as kids.
I had a few requests to save this list for future conversations, so here are the topics and poll results. Feel free to chime in, in the comments and let us know which of these things you were or weren’t taught and whether we missed any.
If you are the mother or father of girls, how many of these subjects have you discussed with your little girls? Do you think they are all necessary?
As a Mom of three girls, I see the importance in teaching them many of these topics. The way I look at it is, if I don’t teach them, they will learn elsewhere whether that is their friends, school, or google. But they can also find out the hard way, so I’d rather I prepare them for as much as I can while they are young and living in our home.
I can think of so many things that I wish I would have learned before I left for college at 17. So those topics are often discussed in my home. I know in most situations, you can’t tell someone how to live their life. We all learn from our mistakes… but what if we can prevent some of those mistakes by openly speaking to our girls about the sensitive and necessary topics?
Tell me what you think in the comments below!