A mother is born when a daughter is born
What would people tell you when your daughter grows into a teenager
Now u got to be more responsible
Now you need to stop traveling
Now you need to be beside her all the time
Now you need to give her methi, til laddu, and fruits, and curd, and....
Now you must tell her to be careful from outsiders..they meant boys
Instead I told her these:
I will continue to travel and you must do so as well. But earn your travel, earn your luxuries.
Ensure that you eat healthy, live happy, laugh loud.
Just know that you must always be confident and stay safe. There could be prying eyes.
You could be attracted to people physically or emotionally. But trust me on your secrets. I promise not to intervene but could suggest you based on my experiences.
Learn how to wear your pads, dispose safe, dress appropriate, and behave well.
Do not accept anybody being abusive to you, physically or verbally.
Live your life on your terms, voice your opinions.
I do not mean to pass the buck but want to tell her that she is capable of taking care of herself but I will be around.