Strong mothers know that the world is a difficult place and want their daughters to be able to fight against every challenge on their own.
God couldn't be everywhere. Therefore He created mothers.
Mothers are the first role models that young girls have and it shapes their entire life from thereon. This bond between a daughter and mother is so close-knit that even brothers and fathers can't understand it.
When a girl is young, she looks up to her mother and when the girl grows up, she becomes an inspiration for her mother. Mothers are also learning so much about themselves as they see themselves reflected in their daughters. They are like a window to their own soul, so when a woman is strong she will see her daughter growing up into a strong person.
A strong mother teaches her daughter to be confident of herself. She teaches her daughter that she can be self-reliant and doesn't need anybody to take care of themselves. She doesn't hold her daughter's hand or coddle her. Instead, she teaches her to get up every time she falls and move on. She teaches her daughter how only you can be responsible for your happiness. No person or material thing is going to be able to make you happy unless you are happy from within.
A strong mom teaches her daughter to have a voice. She knows that it is important to raise daughters who can speak up, defend themselves, and get things done. How she handles the struggles and challenges in her life matter a lot because her child will also learn from that. If she shows bitterness coupled with inaction, her daughters might believe that they can't change their fate when things go south. However, if a mother teaches her daughter to throw back a punch instead, she will know that accepting defeat isn't the right thing to do.
A strong mother teaches her daughter to love and respect herself, because she knows how to respect herself and those around her. She teaches her family to treat each other right and weeds out the negative behavior. She doesn't accept BS from anyone and she ascertains that her daughter knows not to tolerate toxic behavior from anyone. She ensures that her daughter knows how to identify the good people from the bad so that she knows who to keep a distance from.
Strong women teach their daughters that emotions don't make them weaker. While the world likes to believe that women are weaker because they are "emotional," a strong woman knows that acknowledging your feelings is a sign of strength. Being emotionally open, kind, and vulnerable to our loved ones is a sign of maturity and strength, not a failing. A strong mother is a stabilizing influence in her daughter's life who teaches her to keep going forward in life. She teaches her that looking back into the past wouldn't bring the good times back. Instead, you have to create a positive present and future for yourself.
Lastly, when you are the daughter of a strong woman you will know how to lift other women up. She remembers what it felt like to be helped and she wants to be that person who helps other women. She will raise strong daughters, will influence her nieces, granddaughters, and the other women in her life to be a light for others like her mother was one.
Disclaimer: This article is based on insights from different sources. The views expressed here are those of the writer.