Tuesday, August 2, 2011

little girls

Do you have a little girl?  Do you teach young girls?  Do you have a niece or granddaughter?  Then I suggest you read this blog post about talking with girls.  Do you ever compliment a little girl on how cute she is based on what she is wearing?  Right.  I've totally done it.  I did it last weekend.  Although I make a conscious effort not to do that with Abby, I am definitely guilty.

I could spout off some pretty depressing stats about on how we are raising girls in a culture that blatantly tells them they are never enough - six year olds are dieting, twelve year olds want plastic surgery, and the list goes on.  I don't want to focus on all that is wrong with our culture because that doesn't really change anything.  Changing the little things we do - like trying not to gush over the way our littles look - is just a start, but I think it could make a powerful difference.

Read it and then come back and tell me what you think.

If you are interested in this subject, here is a great book Josh and I have read and highly recommend.

Thanks to Rae Rae for passing the post along to me!  If you have any other resources you have found helpful, let me know.


  1. Love this post! We don't have any kids of our own yet but definitely my first instinct is always to compliment little girls shoes or clothes (partly because I have no idea how to interact with children) but also because I never really thought about the possible results of those interactions. Very interesting!

  2. It's so hard not to comment on it, because they truly are so adorable! Such a good reminder. xx