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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.


Dad shaped my future.

Daughters are the beautiful creation of god and tend to be much softer and so should be taken much care during their childhood. Teaching things to son is easier rather than teaching to girls. There are certain things that should be taught to your daughter which will help her succeed in life. The few steps taken care of at her childhood will tend her towards a bright and good future as she grows old.

  1. Teach her to love the inner beauty: every father should teach her daughter the inner beauty. Our culture puts so much focus on outer beauty and it is difficult for girls to develop positive body images. Affirm your daughter’s beauty  inside out and encourage her to focus on true beauty that is inner beauty. Teaching her about inner beauty will give her a chance to know about each and every one she meets in her life. Even if the person is not good looking she will try to understand the outer beauty.
  2. Teach your daughter about right men: Many girls lose their heart to persons who don’t deserve to get the love. Fathers should make sure to teach them in their right age that is adolescent age about dating relationships . Many girls without knowledge start dating relationships which they don’t know what is right and what is wrong. Particularly at this time dads should be of great help so that daughters can discuss certain things and get the right knowledge.
  3. Teach your daughter to be courageous: Every father should teach their daughters to be brave and courageous. So that in some point of life it will help her to tackle some difficult situations. Encourage your daughter to pursue her dreams and take (reasonable) risks to advance her learning, her career, and provide enriching learning experiences. This is all about inspiring confidence in your daughter.
  4. Teach her the value of honesty: Start teaching your daughter value of honesty. Actually honesty is a very good policy to be learnt from the childhood so that she can inculcate this quality in herself from a very early age. This quality would make her grow as a person and this will help her a lot in her future like in her job, married life.

These are little things which would help her build a bright future and when she looks back in her past she would find your lessons which helped her becoming such a great woman.

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

Bill Belew

Daddy and Christian.

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