On Raising Daughters

On Raising Daughters

Activist and MANIFEST special contributor David Lemieux discusses some of the lessons he's learned from bringing up girls

by David Lemieux, August 06, 2012

On Raising Daughters

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may not always be easy (I have certainly made my fair share of mistakes), but it is absolutely essential for daughters to see their mothers treated lovingly and respectfully by their dads.

In my youth, I doubt I would have believed you if you told me I'd be raising five girls. Yet, it has been the greatest blessing a father could ask for. I am truly glad to have had a hand in shaping these dynamic women's lives and I only hope that more of our brothers will step up to the plate and accept the beautiful challenge of fatherhood. 

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