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Talking to Daughters

“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.