Monday, June 3, 2013
on GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS
I just read this fascinating little piece by Lisa Bloom about how she chooses to talk to little girls. Can't remember how I landed there, but my best guess is that sneaky facebook newsfeed.
I'm totally guilty of talking cutesy to little girls, or telling them how beautiful they are. Because they are beautiful, and adorable and sweet and loving and have the cutest little outfits on earth, right? Right. But Ms. Bloom points out the obvious of why it's important to start speaking to them differently. And some interesting stats (from 2011, but still relevant today) such as nearly 50% of little girls 3-6 worry about being fat. Not cool.
Give it a read, let me know what you think.
P.S. See that fabulous picture up there? That's from the brilliant Katie Rain Photography. Check out her website (and facebook page!) to see her incredible work. (Also, that's her gorgeous, intelligent little girl. I may or may not be biased from my massive amounts of love for her.)