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Working Moms Have More Successful Daughters

Today’s recommended read is from Lifehack.org: “Science: Working Moms Have More Successful Daughters.”

A major study conducted by Harvard University revealed that daughters of working mothers experienced better careers, higher salaries, and more equal relationships than daughters of stay-at-home moms. The study tested the association between being raised by an employed mother and adult children’s outcomes at work and at home. These sons and daughters appeared to have thrived, with adult daughters benefiting the most from the positive role model of a career-oriented mother.

Source: Science: Working Moms Have More Successful Daughters | Lifehack

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“That’s a job for a man” & other things you should never say to your daughter

"That's a job for a man" & other things you should never say to your daughter (more info at HerBayouCity.com)

I came across this post in Lifehack and thought to myself: “no one says that any more!” At least I hope that’s true. Please tell me we aren’t still telling girls that they have to be ladylike and that there are jobs they can’t do because they aren’t boys. Tell me we aren’t telling them, or encouraging them, to lower their expectations. Tell me that we aren’t discouraging them from being bold and assertive (because they aren’t acting like girls). Tell me that we’ve learned our lessons.

Then tell me we aren’t saying these things to our girls:

  • That’s a job for a man
  • You’re wasting your time
  • That’s not very ladylike of you

Let’s learn new language.

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