Important messages all mothers want their daughters to know

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Things I Want My Daughter to Know

What does every mother and expecting mother want their daughters to know? When asked, the responses had a surprising powerful theme! This is the most exciting time for women in our history and it is becoming increasingly important to remember these things:
  1. be confident in your body,
  2. don't be afraid to fail,
  3. be a powerful woman, and
  4. fill your life with love
With the growing societal push for gender equality on all fronts, there is no time more relevant for these messages.

Emma Watson sent a powerful message to women of all ages last month at the UN:

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Important messages all mothers want their daughters to know
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson (L ) looks at United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon,while they pose for a picture while they attend the HeForShe campaign launch at the United Nations on September 20, 2014 in New York, New York. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)
UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson (L) and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon pose for a photo September 20, 2014 at the United Nations in New York. The two were on hand to the Launch of the HeForShe Campaign. AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. Clary (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
British Actor and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson arrives to the presentation of the UN Womens HeForShe campaign to Non Governmental Organizations at the Uruguay's Parliament in Montevideo on September 17, 2014. The UN project intends to mobilize one billion men and boys as advocates and agents of change in ending the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls globally. The premise is that inequality is a human rights issue, the resolution of which will benefit everyone socially, politically and economically. AFP PHOTO/ Miguel ROJO (Photo credit should read MIGUEL ROJO/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, UNITED SATES - SEPTEMBER 20: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka head of UN Women (L), President-elect of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly (2nd L), UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson (3th L), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (3th R), his wife Soon-taek Madam Yoo Ban (2nd R) and actor Kiefer Sutherland (R) attend the ''HeForShe'' United Nations campaign at the Peninsula Hotel in New York, United States on September 20, 2014. (Photo by Selcuk Acar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, UNITED SATES - SEPTEMBER 20: UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson (center) speaks during the ''HeForShe'' United Nations campaign meeting in New York, United States on September 20, 2014. (Photo by Selcuk Acar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon pose for a picture while they attend the HeForShe campaign launch at the United Nations on September 20, 2014 in New York, New York. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson (C ) speaks with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon while they attend the HeForShe campaign launch at the United Nations on September 20, 2014 in New York, New York. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)
UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson (R) and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon pose for a photo September 20, 2014 at the United Nations in New York. The two were on hand to the Launch of the HeForShe Campaign. AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. Clary (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, UNITED SATES - SEPTEMBER 20: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka head of UN Women (L), President-elect of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly (2nd L), UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson (3th L), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (3th R), his wife Soon-taek Madam Yoo Ban (2nd R) and actor Kiefer Sutherland (R) attend the ''HeForShe'' United Nations campaign at the Peninsula Hotel in New York, United States on September 20, 2014. (Photo by Selcuk Acar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson (C ) attends the HeForShe campaign launch at the United Nations on September 20, 2014 in New York, New York. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson (C-Left ) walks next to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, while they attend the HeForShe campaign launch at the United Nations on September 20, 2014 in New York, New York. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)
Actor Kiefer Sutherland and Emma Watson, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador attends the Launch of the HeForShe Campaign September 20, 2014 at the United Nations in New York. AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. Clary (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson (L) and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon pose for a photo September 20, 2014 at the United Nations in New York. The two were on hand to the Launch of the HeForShe Campaign. AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. Clary (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: (L-R) Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Ugandan Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Madam Yoo (Ban) Soon-taek, and actor Kiefer Sutherland attends the HeForShe campaign launch at the United Nations on September 20, 2014 in New York, New York. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson (C ) attends the HeForShe campaign launch at the United Nations on September 20, 2014 in New York, New York. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)
(L-R) UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Madam Yoo (Ban) Soon-taek, and actor Kiefer Sutherland pose for a photo September 20, 2014 at the United Nations in New York. The group gathered to the Launch of the HeForShe Campaign. AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. Clary (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
British Actor and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson (C) speaks next to Uruguay's Vice President Danilo Astori (L) and the Director of the UN Women Programme Division Gulden Turkoz-Cosslett (R) during the presentation of the UN Womens HeForShe campaign to Non Governmental Organizations at the Uruguay's Parliament in Montevideo on September 17, 2014. The UN project intends to mobilize one billion men and boys as advocates and agents of change in ending the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls globally. The premise is that inequality is a human rights issue, the resolution of which will benefit everyone socially, politically and economically. AFP PHOTO/ Miguel ROJO (Photo credit should read MIGUEL ROJO/AFP/Getty Images)
British Actor and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson attends the presentation of the UN Womens HeForShe campaign to Non Governmental Organizations, at the Uruguay's Parliament in Montevideo on September 17, 2014. The UN project intends to mobilize one billion men and boys as advocates and agents of change in ending the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls globally. The premise is that inequality is a human rights issue, the resolution of which will benefit everyone socially, politically and economically. AFP PHOTO/ Miguel ROJO (Photo credit should read MIGUEL ROJO/AFP/Getty Images)
British Actor and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson (R) speaks with Uruguay's Vice President Danilo Astori during the presentation of the UN Womens HeForShe campaign to Non Governmental Organizations at the Uruguay's Parliament in Montevideo on September 17, 2014. The UN project intends to mobilize one billion men and boys as advocates and agents of change in ending the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls globally. The premise is that inequality is a human rights issue, the resolution of which will benefit everyone socially, politically and economically. AFP PHOTO/ Miguel ROJO (Photo credit should read MIGUEL ROJO/AFP/Getty Images)
British Actor and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson (L) speaks, next to an unidentified translator, during the presentation of the UN Womens HeForShe campaign to Non Governmental Organizations at the Uruguay's Parliament in Montevideo on September 17, 2014. The UN project intends to mobilize one billion men and boys as advocates and agents of change in ending the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls globally. The premise is that inequality is a human rights issue, the resolution of which will benefit everyone socially, politically and economically. AFP PHOTO/ Miguel ROJO (Photo credit should read MIGUEL ROJO/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Emma Watson attends the Elle Style Awards 2014 at one Embankment on February 18, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 03: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Emma Watson attends the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Emma Watson attends the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Emma Watson attends the Elle Style Awards 2014 at one Embankment on February 18, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 31: Emma Watson attends the UK premiere of 'Noah' at Odeon Leicester Square on March 31, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 31: Emma Watson attends the UK premiere of 'Noah' at Odeon Leicester Square on March 31, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 31: Emma Watson attends the UK premiere of 'Noah' at Odeon Leicester Square on March 31, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 31: Emma Watson (Bag Detail) attends the UK premiere of 'Noah' at Odeon Leicester Square on March 31, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
THE OSCARS(r) - RED CARPET ARRIVALS - The Academy Awards(r) for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, MARCH 2 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET/5:00-8:00 p.m., PT), at the Dolby Theatre(r) at Hollywood & Highland Center(r) and televised live on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Rick Rowell/ABC via Getty Images) EMMA WATSON
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actress Emma Watson (L) and guest attend the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Emma Watson attends the Elle Style Awards 2014 at one Embankment on February 18, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Emma Watson attends the GQ Men of the Year awards at The Royal Opera House on September 3, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
July 11, 2011 - New York, New York, U.S. - Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson arrive at the premiere of ''Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2'' at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York on July 11, 2011.(Credit Image: © Sharon Neetles/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)
Stars Arrive at the 2011 Baftas in London's Covent Garden - 13/02/2011
July 11, 2011 - New York, New York, U.S. - Emma Watson arrives at the premiere of ''Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2'' at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York on July 11, 2011.(Credit Image: © Sharon Neetles/Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)
New York, NY, USA. 26th Mar, 2014. Emma Watson attends the premiere of "Noah" at the Ziegfeld Theater on March 26, 2014 in New York City. © C. Fletcher/Alamy Live News
May 16, 2013 - Cannes, France - CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16: Actress Emma Watson attends the Premiere of 'The Bling. (Credit Image: © Frederick Injimbert/ZUMAPRESS.com)
New York, NY, USA. 26th Mar, 2014. Emma Watson attends the premiere of "Noah" at the Ziegfeld Theater on March 26, 2014 in New York City. © C. Fletcher/Alamy Live News
Emma Watson, Sofia Coppola, Taissa Fariga, at the gala screening of Jeune & Jolie at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival 16th May 2013
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 15: Actress Emma Watson arrives at ELLE's 19th Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel on October 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Emma Watson attends 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' Los Angeles Premiere at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on September 10, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 06: Emma Watson arrives at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center on September 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
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