Things to Teach your Child as they Reach 8-10 years of ageThings to Teach your Child as they Reach 8-10 years of age

Things to Teach your Child as they Reach 8-10 years of age

As your daughter grows older, it becomes increasingly important to instill values, skills, and knowledge that will help her navigate the world with confidence and resilience. Here are some things you might consider teaching her as she reaches 8 or 10 years old.

Things to Teach your Child as they Reach 8-10 years of age


Encourage your daughter to believe in herself and her abilities. Teach her that it’s okay to make mistakes and that learning from them is part of growing.

Kindness and Empathy:

Teach her the importance of being kind and empathetic towards others. Help her understand the value of compassion and how small acts of kindness can make a big difference in someone’s day.


Teach her how to bounce back from setbacks and disappointments. Help her develop problem-solving skills and encourage her to persevere in the face of challenges.


Foster independence by encouraging her to take on age-appropriate responsibilities and make decisions for herself. Allow her to learn from her experiences and trust her judgment.

Critical Thinking:

Teach her to think critically and question the world around her. Encourage her to explore different perspectives and form her own opinions based on evidence and reasoning.

Healthy Habits:

Teach her the importance of taking care of her physical and mental health. Encourage her to eat nutritious foods, get regular exercise, practice good hygiene, and prioritize self-care.

Communication Skills:

Help her develop effective communication skills, including active listening, expressing herself clearly and assertively, and resolving conflicts peacefully.

Financial Literacy:

Introduce basic concepts of money management, such as saving, budgeting, and the value of earning and spending money wisely.

Gender Equality:

Teach her about gender equality and empower her to challenge stereotypes and advocate for equal rights and opportunities for all genders.

Curiosity and Lifelong Learning:

Encourage her natural curiosity about the world and foster a love of learning. Support her interests and hobbies, and expose her to new ideas, cultures, and experiences.

Remember to lead by example and be a positive role model for your daughter as she learns and grows. Celebrate her accomplishments, encourage her passions, and always be there to offer guidance and support as she navigates the journey of life.

Things to Teach your Child as they Reach 8-10 years of age
Things to Teach your Child as they Reach 8-10 years of age

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25 thoughts on “Things to Teach your Child as they Reach 8-10 years of age”
  1. It’s wonderful that you’re thinking about the key lessons to teach your daughter as she grows. Encouraging self-confidence, teaching kindness, empathy, resilience, and independence are crucial.
    Being a positive role model and celebrating her interests will surely support her in becoming a confident, compassionate, and thoughtful individual.

  2. Your list is quite helpful. I have girl child who is 10 years old and teaching all these is really important. Thank you post it is good reminder to all moms.

  3. Such a wonderful post about child education. All the points are so valid and appropriate; if the child starts learning these basic points from the beginning, it will help to shape their life in a great way. I too have a small nephew, and I know how he learns things so quickly , so it would be our responsibility to guide them and shape their future amazingly without craeting and putting pressure on their little souls.

  4. Amazing tips on how to educate your girl child beyond academics and books. I am a mother of a 10-year-old girl, and I totally resonate with your post and believe all the points listed by you are a must in teaching and educating your girl-child with.

    1. valuable insights into various aspects of parenting and education, providing tips and strategies for instilling positive qualities and skills in children. It’s essential to empower children with the knowledge and values they need to navigate the world with confidence and compassion.

  5. leading by example and being a positive role model for my daughter is paramount. Celebrating her accomplishments, embracing her passions, and offering unwavering support as she navigates through life’s ups and downs are privileges that I cherish every single day.

    Thank you for sharing these valuable insights, and here’s to empowering our daughters to become confident, compassionate, and resilient individuals.

  6. Teaching a girl child to be independent is one of the most crucial in today’s changing world, I feel. It was something the women from ours and generations before that weren’t probably taught well and only by teaching from a young age can this be changed. And of course, the other things you listed out are just as important. This is a very helpful and critical list for parents who have daughters.

  7. This is very much important to be taught to young girls. Mine will soon turn in two years and this will definitely be helpful to keep in mind. Thanks for sharing

  8. Your post resonates deeply with me as a parent. It’s a wonderful reminder of the important lessons we need to impart to our children as they grow older. I especially value the emphasis on building self-confidence, empathy and critical thinking skills. These are invaluable tools that will help our children navigate life’s ups and downs with grace and resilience. Thank you for sharing these insightful tips!

  9. Financial independence e and literacy feature high on my list too because that is one area women feel crippled and helpless even today and financial empowerment matters a lot if you wish to live life on your terms. Along with this, healthy habits and kindness to all including yourself matter a lot to me. I am sharing your post with my friends, it is a valuable piece of advice.

  10. This article really resonated with me as a parent! It’s so important to be mindful of the lessons we instill in our children as they grow, especially during the pivotal ages of 8-10. I found the suggestions here to be both practical and insightful.
    In today’s rapidly changing world, empowering girls to be independent is absolutely essential. Looking back, previous generations of women may not have received adequate guidance on independence. Starting early is key, so let’s keep pushing to teach girls the skills and mindset they need to flourish on their own. By doing so, we can break the cycle and ensure a brighter future where girls are confident, capable, and empowered to chart their own paths. Very well penned this importmat topic.

    1. You are a great mother I think. To handle children in the present and teach each and every quality you listed is I think a pinnacle of success in parenthood that does not come with a guide.

  11. Much of what you have written makes absolute sense Sadvika. It is important to teach all this to our kids at the right time as they may not learn it anywhere else.
    I have been contemplating teaching my girls financial literacy but I keep procrastinating… I hope it’s not too late.

  12. These are some very useful tips. I agree building self-confidence, empathy, financial literacy are few things that are extremely important for them to learn in order to survive in this competitive world. Few things they learn while watching us and people around them. That’s why they need to be really observant.

  13. This insightful post on child education resonates deeply. Each point shared holds significant merit, illustrating how instilling these fundamental principles early on can profoundly shape a child’s future. When my elder sister’s son was a kid, I witnessed firsthand the remarkable capacity for learning and growth that children possess. It’s our collective responsibility to guide and nurture them, fostering a supportive environment that encourages their natural curiosity and development. Rather than imposing undue pressure on their tender spirits, we must strive to inspire and empower them, laying the foundation for a bright and fulfilling future.

  14. We often underestimate kids waiting for the right age to teach them important life skills. Your list is on point and the sooner these are inculcated, the better. I am sure parents will find your post useful.

  15. Totally agree with you, and happy to say that I have such discussions with my kids regularly. They understand if we treat them respectfully and as equals.

  16. If these things could be taught to kids these days – we can change the today and tomorrow of the world. These are literally the building blocks of a good person and life.

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