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Girls and Beauty

Why I Still Talk To My Girls About Beauty

Amanda King | Posted 08.30.2013 | Parents
Amanda King

I totally get the impulse to want to shun the topic, because the topic brings a lot of people a lot of pain. But, not talking about it doesn't prepare our girls for reality.

“Mom, I’m Fat:” One Mother’s Inspired Response to Her 7 Year Old

Janell Burley Hofmann | Posted 03.14.2012 | Parents
Janell Burley Hofmann

I read picture books with only central female characters, I insisted she wrestle her big brothers, demanded family call her words like smart and brave as much as cute and adorable. I tell her we are all different -- straight and thin to round and plump and millions of ways in between. I tell her it's what makes us all beautiful. Unconvinced.