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.