Raising Daughters

A young woman in my area recently tried to commit suicide after receiving over 3,500 negative texts from her peers. Her attempted suicide left her a paraplegic. Her plight, and others that have recently been highlighted in the national news, make me worried about the world my daughters are growing up in. When I listen to news reports like this my mind starts to ask a lot of questions.

Will I let my girls have cell phones? Texting service? A Facebook account? Is Hannah Montana too sassy and too old of a show to let my eight-year-old watch? Is there anything decent on the radio these days? How can I raise daughters who value intelligence, virtue, and integrity more than the latest fashions or celebrities? Am I modeling the behaviors I value the most in women?

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