Rosemead Kiwanis Club
"Serving the Community Since 1945"
The Fax of Life
A weekly inspiration, courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of Scott's Valley
April 29, 2013 Volume 19, Number 26
31 Things to Teach Your Daughter
1. How to give a firm handshake.
2. Never wear clothes with something written across the butt.
3. A man will never treat a woman better than he treats his mom. Pay attention
to how the guys treat their moms and run from the ones who arenít respectful.
4. Look people in the eye when you talk to them.
5. People will judge you by what you say. ďI was like, um, totally!Ē does not qualify
as a sentence.
6. People will judge you by what you wear. Show respect for yourself (and
7. How to change a tire.
8. How to throw a football.
9. Donít be afraid to use your voice Ė sometimes itís the most powerful thing
10. Basic self defense Ė how to get out of a situation and run fast. And use that
11. How to apologize well, how to ask for help when needed, and that anger is
more harmful to the person who harbors it than to who itís directed at.
12. Whatís in the magazine is photoshopped. Confidence is more attractive than
size 2 jeans.
13. Laughter can diffuse many a challenging situation. Especially when you can
laugh at yourself.
14. Block out the voices. Not every opinion is worth listening to Ė listen to the
ones that matter, and learn whose opinion youíll allow to shape your thoughts.
15. Advertising is full of hidden agendas. Donít fall for it. ďMaybe sheís born with
itÖmaybe itís MaybellineĒ Ė really? Maybelline didnít make her anything she
wasnít born with.
16. How to hit a baseball, throw a punch, and use a compass.
17. How to write a proper thank you letter, and how to type.
18. How to manage money.
19. Appreciate the little things (and little refers to more than diamonds and pearls).
20.Read often and much. Read works of classic and contemporary literature,
fiction and nonfiction.
21.Walk in someone elseís shoes.
22. Listen well, both for whatís being said, and for whatís being omitted.
23. Dream big, and set realistic goals. You can accomplish more than you think you can.
24. In general, girls can do most things as well as boys can. But learn her personal
limits and her own strengths and weaknesses. Once she knows these she can
use them to her advantage.
25. Most things worth having or worth doing require sacrifice. Know what youíre
willing to sacrifice, and for what.
26. Learn from the past, but donít dwell on what could have been.
27. Just because itís never been done doesnít mean it canít be done. Push
28. Basic sewing skills.
29. How to handle herself online Ė using good privacy, remembering that anything shared can go viral (including pictures in poor taste), and knowing that people online arenít always who they say they are.
30. Trust her instincts. If it feels wrong, it probably is. Listen to that voice, and donít silence it.
31.The world isnít all there is. Rely on God more than you rely on anything else, including yourself.
Editors Note: Thanks to fellow Kiwanian Darshana Croskrey for sharing these. If anyone has a similar list for sons, I'd love to get a copy. Thanks
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