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A Letter To My Daughter
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Writing a Letter to your children, is a lovely way of putting your vision and intention for your child out in the world. I often get the parents I work with to write a letter to my daughter or a letter to my son, as a way of setting an intention for our journey as parents. We often go into parenting without a clear idea of what are the most important values for us as parents. Parenting is a lot about trial and error, and no two children are the same. By focusing on the bigger picture of what our dreams are for our children we are more likely bring ourselves back to what is important.

I've created this space here for parents to share their letters to a son or daughter because we can all contribute to creating a clear bright vision for our children's future.

A Letter To My Children

A Collage Letter to My Daughter What sort of things would your write in your letter to your daughter or son? What is your dream for your child? What is your vision for your children? What are the values you want them to grow up with? What are the pearls of wisdom you want them to carry with them?

Now writing a letter like this doesn't mean you are turning your child into a little replica of what you want. It is more about setting an intention for your child to fulfill their potential, to reach for their dreams and be the best they can be. Your child will have their own journey, but as a parent you have a huge influence in their lives. Having a vision for them means you don't always get bogged down in the nitty gritty of every day life - you can turn your attention to what you want your child to take with them in this journey of life.

Imagine giving your daughter the letter you wrote to her, on her 18th birthday? Or what a lovely thing to read to her every birthday.

Ideas for A Letter to My Daughter

  • Share your memories of when she was born
  • What is a blessing about being a woman?
  • What did your mother teach you?
  • What lessons have you learned?
  • What do you value most about your daughter?
  • A letter to my daughter is a lovely way to write what is unique about her?
  • What do you value about your relationship with your daughter?
  • What is your vision of her as an adult?
  • If you had one wish for her what would it be?
  • What value/s do hold most important?
  • Are their special Mother Daughter rituals in your family?
  • Do you have cultural or spiritual values or beliefs that you want to pass on to your daughter?
  • What is special about being a Mom or Dad?
  • What about poetry for my daughter? Write your own or collect poems for her.

Ideas for A Letter to My Son

  • What does it mean to be a Man or a Father?
  • How did you feel when you first held your Son in your arms?
  • What lessons did you learn from your Father?
  • What do you value in your relationship with your Son?
  • What is your vision for him as an adult?
  • What are the cultural and spiritual values you want to pass to your son?
  • What are the male stories in your family? Your Grandfather's pearls of wisdom?
  • What is unique about him?
  • Celebrate his achievements or challenges
  • If you had one wish for him what would it be?
  • What have you learnt from him?
  • What are the things/events you are looking forward to sharing with him
  • I love you because.....

General Letter to my Children

You may want to write a collective letter to my children, rather than an individual letter to my daughter or son, so of course any of the ideas above are applicable. Just write from the heart, there is no right or wrong way. I have one Mom who instead of a letter to her daughter is keeping a journal for her, and updates it when ever she is inspired, when her daughter reaches milestones, or on her birthday. She plans to give it to her when she leaves home.

Another Mom, has done a collage, so you could make something creative, take a photo and tell us about it!

Word Heart As your children grow up, you also will be growing and learning, and you may want to update your letter. I often find myself being inspired by someone and thinking, Yes, this is something I want to tell my children. You can come back here and add to your letter by commenting - that way you are keeping it growing and alive.

I'm really looking forward to reading your letters to your children. I find them incredibly moving and inspiring. You can also comment on letters other parents have written for their children. If you are touched or inspired by a letter to my daughter or a letter to my son, then let our Moms and Dads know. We can all add loving energy to the visions of other parents, and collectively create an inspirational community for parents.

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We'd love a photo too! Maybe a photo of your children, or if you have something special you want to show us that would be fantastic. You can edit your letter on the second page, and I may edit it a little for layout or spelling etc, but I do NOT change your content.

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A Letter To My Child

What are your dreams and hopes for your child? How did it feel when you first held your new baby in your Arms? What do you want your child to know? What do you love about being a Parent?

I know I always feel so inspired when I read other parent's letters. Share your Letter to My Child with other Parents. We'd love to read yours!

Inspiring Letters From Other Parents

Click on the links to read other Letters To My Child:

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My Children, Reach For It And It Is Yours! 
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No Greater Love 
There is no Greater Love that I have for thee, my sweet babies that grown 9 months in me. If I could do it all over again, I'd chose YOU my lovely …

A Special Son 
You are a very important gift in my life and make me feel complete. Thank You.

A Letter To My Eldest Daughter 
I had you on a wet miserable winter's day, and have never felt so alone and confused. Never a day has gone by that I have not thought of you, and wished …

For My Girls . . . . 
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follow the whispers from deep within your heart and you will find your way

For My Children 
We are as one, my darlings links of the very same chain, our hearts beat a pattern of intimacy, more crucial than DNA, Our blood intermingled …

To My Babe 
In the soft glow of the night-light, your lashes rest on your cheek in sleep your lips pout, suckle and smile, I ask myself, how did I come under your …

Mum's The Word 
I never wanted to be a mother. Other girls played with their dolls, while I sat in the corner and read books by all the masters. Spinsterhood was my ideal, …

Letter to my Children 
Dear Ben and Micah, I knew from the first time that I held you that you would make a mark on this world. I did not want to taint your direction with …

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