Letter to My Daughter: Words of wisdom, advice and lessons on life from parents
- About the Editor
They say little girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice. That innocent baby in the cot will one day become a sister, a mother, a wife, a daughter-in-law. A girl's first—and sometimes final—teacher is her mother. From first steps to first kiss, marriage to motherhood, mothers are the coach and counsellor in every girl's life.
In this collection curated by veteran editor and writer Theresa Tan, mothers write letters to their daughters who may one day become mothers themselves. At times hilarious, mostly brutally honest, these are no-holds-barred, one-sided conversations between moms and their girls: values to impart, mistakes to learn from, wisdom to pass on, confessions to make, gratitude to express. These letters will make you laugh, weep and hug your child.
Includes notes on lipstick and taking care of your body; how to survive marriage (and divorce); stupid things never to do; making hard decisions; living life with passion; raising children and caring for ageing parents; carrying on family traditions; and focusing on what truly matters in life.
Contributors include: Adlena Oh-Wong, Amy Poon, Ng Choong San, Cynthia Chew, Dawn Lee, Dawn Sim, Janet Goh, Jennifer Heng, Jenny Wee, Kalthum Ahmad, Karen Tan, Landy Chua-Moosa, Loretta Urquhart, Paige Parker, Petrina Kow, Sangeeta Mulchand, Shaan Moledina-Lim, Chiong Xiao Ting, Lin Xiuzhen, Yen Chua and Zalina Gazali
In the same collection: Letter to My Son
Theresa Tan is a happily married mother of three children with very different personalities. She has over 30 years of experience in the media, as a writer and editor of various magazines. She runs her own writing agency, WORD, while simultaneously working for her church. Theresa is also a playwright and author—she chronicled her journey through breast cancer in her book, A Clean Breast.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 224
Year Published: 2020