words that are used most often for women than men are ‘compromising’ and
‘adjusting’. All the mothers teach the same to their daughters in the told or
the untold ways which in turns make them to quit the ambitions inside them. But
on the contrary girls are also taught how to be flexible to adjust with their
With the change of time the Indian society has adopted and managed to teach their girls about the real life. But still there are many who are not concerned with what teachings they should be providing to their daughters so that they should stop the adjusting and begin to mark themselves instead.
Here are some things we think every Indian mom should teach her daughter:
To deal with different kinds of men
We cross our path with different people every day. Every mother should teach their daughters how to deal with the different kinds of men. We are taught that respect your elders but what if they are causing some harm to us. Will you ask your child to still respect them? What’s the point of respecting those kinds of men who’d eve-tease, molest or don’t behave. Tell your daughters to know how to handle these kinds of men.
To have an opinion
We are taught to speak when it is needed. We are not taught about giving or having an opinion. Mothers should give lessons to the girls on how to have opinions on their own. Blindly accepting other’s opinion can sometimes lead you to the wrong decision.
How to refuse
You all must have watched the Bollywood movie, ‘Pink’. The very famous dialogue of the movie, “No means No”. We believe that most of us accept what others say and never have that power to refuse because we are not taught to refuse. Every daughter should be taught how to refuse for something that you are not willing to do or accept.
To be comfortable alone
Single mothers or the single women are not digestible for the society. The people around them will always talk behind their back. But everyone has their right to live the life in their own way. Every mother should teach their daughters that it is OK to be alone. We can alone live our own life with the choices that we have made for ourselves.
We know our society is very much accepting the new change but still there are some cases where we need to upgrade our thinking.