One mom is inspiring parents across the internet with this powerful letter that she wrote to her five-year-old daughter.
One mom wrote a powerful letter to her 5-year-old daughter that is inspiring parents across the Internet.
The letter, written by a Portland-based blogger named Toni Hammer who recently posted it on Facebook reads:
“Don’t apologize when someone else bumps into you; Don’t say ‘sorry to be such a pain.’ You’re not a pain. You’re a person with thoughts and feelings who deserves respect. Don’t make up reasons as to why you can’t go out with a guy you don’t wanna go out with. You don’t owe anyone an explanation.”
The letter lists various things that her daughter shouldn’t do, and it is meant to empower her. Tony said that she wants to raise a daughter who is as confident as she is kind, and who fights for those who can’t fight for themselves. A daughter who isn’t afraid to speak her mind and who works hard to make the world a better place.
Toni wrote her letter because her daughter was starting kindergarten this year and she didn’t want her to experience the same things she did when she was at school. She was picked on a lot when she was a kid and she hated the idea that her daughter will go through the same as she did. Someone will try to make her feel ‘less than’, and she wants her daughter to face it with more confidence than she had at that age.
Check out the full letter below.
“Don’t apologize for being who you are. Be brave and bold and beautiful. Be unapologetically you”
Many people agreed with the letter
Others had different opinions: