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How do you raise an intelligent and happy daughter in a sexist world?

Firstly, I have to admit that while reading your question I was wondering if you're being serious. For me (as a hopeful future father with the same questions in mind), your solutions sound shocking ...
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How do you raise an intelligent and happy daughter in a sexist world?

Wow! Well, it sounds as though you want to be the perfect family, and the perfect parents. And it's easy to understand why. Who wouldn't want the best of everything for their children? I have a couple ...
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How do you raise an intelligent and happy daughter in a sexist world?

We homeschool our kids, so perhaps I can provide a unique perspective. A lot of the other answers seem to be primarily worried about friends. People sparked friendships for millenia before ...
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How can I make my kids passionate in science while being religious?

Rest assured that science and religion are not neccessarily a contradiction. Some of the best scientists of past and present time were deeply religious - and came from different religious backgrounds. ...
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How do you raise an intelligent and happy daughter in a sexist world?

You lack one key: To be wonderful, to be amazing, to be successful, she must not be locked in this overwhelming strategy. Sadly, you are contributing to "this sexist world". It seems the motivation ...
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How do you raise an intelligent and happy daughter in a sexist world?

While I think your intentions are good, I think that some of what you are doing will actually have negative effects. Dolls are a perfectly healthy toy - both my son and my daughters played with them. ...
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How can I make my kids passionate in science while being religious?

I personally don't think that science is inimical to faith and faith-based values. It can be a magnificent way to explore the intricacies of creation. You're probably versed in Ancient Near Eastern ...
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How do you raise an intelligent and happy daughter in a sexist world?

My daughter is about to turn 11, and I have similar hopes for her. Each of the paragraphs below is a category that her father and I have found to be influences on her in some way, and ways we try to ...
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Is non-professional homeschooling detrimental to children?

Do children homeschooled by those without professional teacher training or specific teaching qualifications have worse outcomes in life than those schooled by professional, trained, and qualified ...
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How can I get my son to keep time during school time?

One of the advantages of home schooling is that you don't have to keep to a schedule the way you do in a school situation. You can do the work in an order and pattern that fits with how your child ...
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Single Working Mom Wishes to Homeschool Child

The most important thing you need to homeschool your child is an adult who can spend the hours of 9am-3pm with the child. This is also the requirement with the longest lead time. Some of the ways ...
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What are some options for helping my child continue learning while schools are closed?

Khan Academy is a great resource for letting children learn math and science/technology at any age. It allows children to progress through different subjects, includes videos to teach them each ...
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How do you raise an intelligent and happy daughter in a sexist world?

I think you're overthinking this a bit. It's great for brainstorming, but don't let little things like whether or not she gets to play with dolls distract you from your primary laudable goal of ...
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What are some options for helping my child continue learning while schools are closed?

I would grasp the opportunity to teach them about things that they don't learn in school, or to teach them in a different way from the way they are taught in school. Perhaps look at family photos and ...
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How can I make my kids passionate in science while being religious?

Science is a tool. Whether it is good or bad depends on who wields it. For all the controversy, things that allegedly conflict between science and religion rarely come up in practice. Personally, I ...
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How can I get my son to keep time during school time?

Remember to ground all of this in core principles of "reward good behaviour" and "see from the child's point of view". Children are not good at understanding time and your child doesn't know the ...
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Is non-professional homeschooling detrimental to children?

This page lists a number of scholarly resources on the subject. However, it's very difficult to compare, because homeschools are not even close to standardized. Homeschoolers often dominate academic ...
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How do you raise an intelligent and happy daughter in a sexist world?

By not trying to be perfect You seem to believe that children come into the world as blank slates, and that in order for them to grow up right you need to model your vision of perfection. This is ...
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How do you raise an intelligent and happy daughter in a sexist world?

I like what you are hoping to do. However, be very careful with how you approach raising your child in this manner! I was raised much like this... For the first 13 years of my life. There are numerous ...
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How can I make my kids passionate in science while being religious?

Wonderful question! If you can steer away from the dogma that the written Word is literal truth (with all the contortions you have to go through to reconcile internal inconsistencies), you can focus ...
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What is an effective order to teach writing the alphabet?

You should keep in mind that children, especially very young children, learn best when directed by their own interests and their own individual abilities. A lot of what might be considered a best ...
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How can I make my kids passionate in science while being religious?

Science and religion need not be in conflict. You may be able to teach your children that science and religion both have parts to play in teaching people about life, the world, and the nature of God. ...
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How do you raise an intelligent and happy daughter in a sexist world?

I'd like to take your post and translate it into a list of one-word goals for qualities you'd like your daughter to have, let me know if I seem to have missed anything or misinterpreted: Confidence ...
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How much time does homeschooling consume?

It depends. It depends on the curriculum you choose or the curriculum you make up (obviously using a pre-made curriculum will cost you less time.) It depends on whether your child needs more or less ...
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Homeschool during traveling

What a great opportunity for your family! Is it possible? Absolutely. Will it be easy or pleasant? Most likely, much of the time it will be an encumbrance. There are trade offs. At 5, a hoomschooled ...
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What are some options for helping my child continue learning while schools are closed?

If the kids are allowed to take their textbooks home, it should be a simple matter to get emails from their teachers with lesson plans (all teachers have to have lesson plans in place.) Then just ave ...
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How do you raise an intelligent and happy daughter in a sexist world?

First, let me just say that your English is very good, especially for it being your third language. You are clearly very well-educated and talented in your own right, and you want to give your ...
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How can I help my daughter to realize advantages of books?

Do you read to her? Maybe at bed time? 9 is a bit late to start, but its still worth it. You say "I want her to work harder, read more". She says "all you want me to read I can watch&...
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How can I make my kids passionate in science while being religious?

"For me there has been no serious difficulty in reconciling the principles of true science with the principles of true religion, for both are concerned with the eternal verities of the universe." - Dr....
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How do you raise an intelligent and happy daughter in a sexist world?

Just wanted to note: If you say completely NO to any kind of useless media like TV, films, actual books,... and you do only home schooling it will be pretty hard for your daugther to find friends. ...
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