In days gone by it was the custom for young ladies to be at home until they were able to marry. At home daughters could be protected and provided for, but these days this is all passe; young women are not considered “productive members of society” unless they are out on their own and asserting themselves.
While it is true we don’t want to encourage grown daughters to become human vegetables who sit around, eat junk food and “text” all day, we also don’t want to push our girls to go out and try and find their “feminist dreams.”
This wasn’t always the case in our home; for years we bought the worldly lie that young women needed to latch on to a “career track,” but experience has taught us a few things! As soon as we had reared our first four young women, we toned our career-mindedness down a number of notches, and began instead to concentrate on helping our daughters to think more about developing themselves, not for life as employees, but for life as wives and mothers.
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