100 things to teach my daughter by Zoe

As it’s been Isabelles birthday I’ve been reflecting on my little girl growing up. All we want for our children is health, happiness and a wonderful life, with the knowledge that you’ve done your very best as a parent and taught them as much as you possibly can. I decided to compile a list of 100 things to teach my daughter to give to her, so this month I’ve shared 1-50 and next month will be 51-100
1. You are beautiful inside & out
2. You can be anything you want to be
3. Hard work equals success, however large or small
4. Always be kind
5. Treat others how you would like them to treat you
6. When you need me I am there for you, whenever, wherever
7. Take care of your skin, hair & nails and take great pride in your appearance
8. Have a good skin care routine & have regular facials
9. Have lots of fun
10. You will never know just how much and how deeply I love you with every fibre of my being
11. If he makes you cry anything but happy tears he’s not worth it
12. Travel the world, theres so much to see & learn
13. Enjoy as many new experiences as you can
14. It’s not the quantity of friends it’s the quality
15. People always remember how you made them feel, never forget that
16. Don’t gossip (apart from with me!)
17. Trust your gut instincts
18. Give to others in need
19. Be happy & if something makes you unhappy move on.
20. Believe in yourself always
21. Read
22. Wear sunscreen
23. Work hard, play hard
24. Smile, people are drawn to happy people
25. Take lots of photographs to document your life and whereabouts
26. Appreciate your health, there is no greater blessing than a healthy body
27. Don’t compare yourself to others, you’re unique, you’re amazing, you’re you
28. Never go to bed on an argument
29. Sometimes saying nothing has more effect
30. Remember it’s your actions, not your belongings that define you
31. Watch every episode of Friends
32. Some boys will break your heart, but I promise you’ll get over them
33. Keep practising the Piano
34. Wash your hands often
35. Good manners & common sense go a long way
36. Appreciate what you have
37. Eat more fruit & vegetables every day
38. Don’t be too hard on others, there are often hidden circumstances we don’t understand
39. Always be gracious, your level of gratitude reveals your character
40. Share your sense of humour
41. Always look people in the eye when you talk to them
42. Don’t scrimp on wine, perfume, shoes or handbags, they say a lot about a lady
43. Always have some money saved
44. Always save some money for a taxi home
45. Jealousy is a very ugly emotion
46. Learn how to cook, sew, DIY, iron, drive
47. Don’t take yourself too seriously
48. Drink champagne & dance on the table
49. I don’t care how late it is, if you need me call me, I’ll be there
50. Learn how to say no sometimes
51. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want and go out & get it
52. I’ve ALWAYS got your back
53. A good cry is great therapy sometimes
54. You never lose friends, you just find out who the real ones are
55. Be careful who you trust
56. Don’t ever chase a boy, the right one will find you
57. Accept compliments graciously
58. You can’t control what others think of you, let it go
59. Enjoy the things you’re passionate about
60. Never put anything on social media that you wouldn’t want on the front page of a newspaper
61. I will be your best friend but your mum more
62. Do good deeds
63. A positive attitude gives you a positive life
64. Laugh often
65. If you’re wrong say you’re sorry
66. Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today
67. Plan for the future but don’t forget to enjoy the moment
68. Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle
69. Enthusiasm is a fabulous trait
70. If you fail to prepare you prepare to fail
71. Enjoy music
72. Remember not everyone will like you & that’s ok
73. Every mistake is a lesson, learn from them
74. Always say I love you!
75. Always try new things
76. Look after your teeth
77. Don’t let fear hold you back
78. Make a bucket list
79. Surround yourself with beauty & beautiful people inside
80. If it makes you feel uncomfortable don’t do it, wear it or say it
81. You can always come home
82. Don’t be afraid to stick up for yourself but don’t ever be a bully
83. Showing emotion is not a sign of weakness
84. Confidence gets you a long way
85. Remember trust is earned & once it’s broken it’s hard to get back
86. Don’t be late
87. Don’t let people down
88. Hugs are good
89. Life isn’t always fair
90. Fitness is a necessity not a luxury
91. Chase your dreams & don’t let anyone tell you you can’t
92. Be nice to your brother, he will be your best friend when you’re older
93. Learn the art of conversation, it’s vital in life
94. Find a good hairdresser, beautician, dressmaker
95. Call me if you’re going to be late, I worry constantly
96. Pick your battles
97. Be a lady at all times
98. Keep a beautiful home, be house proud
99. Never stop dancing!
100. Be happy, be fabulous, be you!!!

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