This post was sponsored by Halestorm as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
I have twin girls that just turned 5. It’s an enormous responsibility – I see it already. They take things in; they’re constantly inquiring about the life and the reasons for things. At 5, they’re smart, they are beautiful and they are so innocent. They don’t realize the things that they might face growing up in today’s world.
Naturally, I want to protect them from everything but that’s just not reality. The more they experience, the stronger they will be. I see my role as encouraging them, guiding them and helping them to understand that there will be tough times, there will be mistakes, but that they can always be sure that I’ll be there for them. I want to empower them to live their dreams and never be afraid to try something because of self-doubt or fear. And that’s big – because I’ve struggled with self-doubt for my entire life. I don’t want them to give up on dreams or pursue interests because they have convinced themselves they ‘can’t.’
I don’t have all the answers, but I do my best to be positive with them and to accept mistakes as learning experiences rather than something negative. I do my best to support their interests and encourage them to dream big and actually go out and pursue it.
I also want them to realize that they have each other and encourage a strong bond. Sisters, and girls supporting each other that will, hopefully, grow into women supporting each other.
Recently, I had the chance to listen to “Dear Daughter” – a song by Halestorm, a GRAMMY® Award-winning hard rock band. The lyrics were inspiring.
The song was inspired by the support lead singer Lzzy Hale received from her parents when she and her younger brother Arejay decided to start a band as kids. She felt that encouragement from her parents – that same encouragement I always want to be able to provide my daughters. Now, more than ever, “Dear Daughter” is an important message to our daughters, young and old. The lyrics speak of support and empowerment – something that all children should hear from their loved ones.
Haven’t heard the song? You can listen to it HERE.
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Watch the video and tell me what you think of the message? How do you encourage your daughter(s) or children?