In today’s highly sexualized environment – where 5-year-olds wear padded bras – some see the toddlers-and-tiaras Disney princess craze leading to the pre-teen pursuit of “hot” looks. Do little girls become little women too soon
A worthwhile read from Sunday’s NYT Magazine: …”A problem, of course, for all parents, not just affluent ones. It is a central paradox of contemporary parenting, in fact: we have an acute, almost biological impulse to provide for our children, to give them everything they want and need, to protect them from dangers and discomforts
First, Lord: No tattoos. May neither Chinese symbol for truth nor Winnie-the-Pooh holding the FSU logo stain her tender haunches. May she be Beautiful but not Damaged, for it’s the Damage that draws the creepy soccer coach’s eye, not the Beauty. When the Crystal Meth is offered, may she remember the parents who cut her
In Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, Meg Meeker, M.D., lays out her argument as to why a young girl’s father is the most important person in her life. Building on over twenty years of medical practice, including counseling girls, Meeker has come to the conclusion that the father is primarily the one who shapes the path
A great article by Douglas Brown on the bonding power of road trips: “..the long hauls encourage the sort of father-child communication that often gets lost after work or during a weekend bike ride — the kind of back-and-forths that don’t happen when the sisters are sparring, or when Mom and Dad are busy gardening
10 Things Every Dad Should Teach His Daughter Mike Adamick of Cry It Out! shares his list…. Top 10 Things a Dad Should Teach His Daughter.1. How to change a flat. 2. How to pee on the trail. 3. How to use a reciprocating saw. 4. How to negotiate the price of a new car.
In The Curse of the Good Girl, bestselling author Rachel Simmons argues that in lionizing the Good Girl we are teaching girls to embrace a version of selfhood that sharply curtails their power and potential. Unerringly nice, polite, modest, and selfless, the Good Girl is a paradigm so narrowly defined that it’s unachievable. When girls