Mar 02 2013

Don't Say Beautiful

The thing about girls, it seems like growing up you never feel good enough or beautiful enough. You're always comparing yourself to others.

I read an interesting blog on how one Dad is approaching this issue, and I think it’s genius.  If you have daughters, you might really be interested in how he’s raising his girls.

"I want more for my girls.  So, I ask you to please stop telling my daughters they are beautiful. Ask them what book they’re reading, what their favorite sport is, or what they want to be when they grow up. Teach them that they’re interesting, that you value them far above what they look like, and build their self esteem apart from their appearance."

I don’t know about you, but I wish that is what I learned growing up. I still need that lesson.  Maybe if I try to teach it to my daughters, it will sink in for me as well.

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