Bringing Every Good Thing to Our Daughters

This post is part of the Global Mom Relay. Every time you share this blog, $5 will go to women and girls around the world. 

Not too long ago, my daughter asked me to talk to her Model UN class. Call me a geek, but I love it that my kids learn about things like the Millennium Development Goals. When I was in school, the two biggest continents in the world rarely registered in the curriculum. My children know so much more than I knew, and I am sure they will do amazing things with the knowledge they're gaining now.

When I visited class, I asked the girls to imagine their future. Fun times with friends. Choosing a college. Maybe travelling. Deciding on a career. Building a family. Then I told them that if they lived in Niger, a West African country I visited last year, they'd be preparing to get married in the immediate future.

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