8 Lessons I Want to Teach My Daughter

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8 Lessons I Want to Teach My Daughter

by Smita Malhotra, M.D. Pediatrician, Writer, Photographer, Dog Lover and Student of Life.

Woman walking over bridge with girl

These are eight lessons I want to teach my daughter. I have learned these through many mistakes, periods of introspection and learning in my life.

My hope for her is to live authentically, passionately and gracefully.

1. If someone hurts you, don’t take it personally

Chances are, they have been hurt themselves. In fact, never take anything personally. Don’t let compliments get to your head and don’t let criticism get you down. It is a known fact that most people can only give others what they have received themselves.

All your actions and words should come from a place of love. But not everyone will be loving back. And that is OK.

As Miguel Ruiz explained in his book The Four Agreements, when you do not take anything…

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