I have many beliefs, the same beliefs that are being taught to my daughter. I've never really "voiced" my opinions. Lately, I feel like my opinions don't matter. That I've had to compromise so much for others.
Here is what I believe:
I DON'T believe in teens having pre-marital sex.
I DON'T believe in teen pregnancy.
I DON'T believe in cell phones for anyone who's not an adult.
I DON'T believe in car drivers who don't have car insurance.
I DO believe in strong education and learning.
I DO believe in strong self-esteem that comes from strong education and learning.
I DO believe in teenagers learning a work ethic from getting their first jobs in high school.
I DO believe in parents directing their children (and teenagers) to be the best they can be.
I DO believe in children listening and following what adults say.
I DO believe in children respecting adults.
Right now, I think that's about it. But, these are my beliefs and what I will teach my daughter. I DO believe without learning the above, my daughter is helpless in the world.