After reading Michelle Easton’s excellent new book, “How To Raise a Conservative Daughter,” I thought I’d ask my conservative daughter, Lucy, what in the world I did, if anything, to contribute to her world view.
According to Lucy, we parents have very much to do with the eventual philosophical persuasion of our daughters. In fact, she thinks not enough parents are actively passing their values on to their children, resulting in the disastrous sway culture has over them.
She says it’s high time for parents to step up and teach their daughters how to be courageous defenders of individual freedom. As Michelle Easton says, don’t assume osmosis will make our daughters conservative. Just because we are, doesn’t mean they will be. It takes intentionality.
So here’s my 18-year-old’s parenting advice (hey, don’t knock it yet) on raising conservative daughters: