Sarah McLachlan Wants Her Daughters to be Strong Women

10/10/2008 at 08:00 AM ET
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Mothers want great things for their daughters and that is no different for singer Sarah McLachlan. The Lilith Fair founder says she feels "lucky" that her daughters India Ann Sushil, 6, and Taja Summer, 15 months, are "both really strong, feisty girls. They don’t take s–t from anybody," attributes which Sarah sees as positive because "they’re gonna need that" as they grow into women. To help make sure that her girls turn into amazing women, Sarah has a few things that she’d like for them to learn.

"I hope to teach them compassion and understanding, and to have a really strong sense f themselves for themselves in the world around them. And to be kind and treat everyone equally."

While trying to teach her daughters those lessons, she is learning a few herself. Sarah admits that "I’m impatient" and it wears thin when "the 6-year-old’s like, "I want, I want, I want." There’s thisgreat expectation that everything should just be handed to you — itdrives me crazy. I’m working on being a little more patient with thatone."

India and Taja’s father is Sarah’s estranged husband Ashwin Sood

Source: AOL Music

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kirstin on

Oh I love Sarah so much and have all her CD’s! Wow, reading this just confirms to me how grounded she is…and obviously motherhood has made her even more so! I love Taja’s middle name, I named my baby Summer too! What a womnderful set of names and an even more fabulous and peaceful mother! Love it!!

Sasha, USA on

She truly is an amazing singer and feminist, we were all big Sarah fans in college, along with Tori Amos (I did go to a women’s college lol).

Jen on

Why did I think she had twins? Hmmm…oh well, still two!

ally on

sure, shes great and stuff, but anyone who thinks miley cyrus is a good role model for their children.. well she isnt and all i can say is- those poor kids.

ally on

well, i have to say, she cant be that great a mother if she thinks miley cyrus is a good role model for her children. Its the truth, you know it.

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