I remember how confusing and conflicting that was. A girl can love both books and magazines, documentaries and rom-coms. About who to talk to on the street if you feel unsafe. Our bodies, our daughters, ourselves.
And lets be honest. That was her problem, not mine. Harvard will still accept you if you like the color pink. However the lessons that stick I think are not about health.
I also think Bloom makes a great point when she writes of thinking before we speak to our daughters and to young girls in general. But when it comes to their own bodies as it relates to health and self-esteem, I sometimes feel at a loss.
But also like Sarah I feel empowered by those things. I remember wanting people to treat me like a woman because suddenly my body was doing womanly things. About body partswhat to call them, and who does and does not get to touch them.
The truth is, no matter how we talk to little girls and little boys and older girls and older boys, all of us navigate our lives with insecurities, so we must raise our daughters and sons with the knowledge that they will, too.
And yes, they let me wear lipstick at twelve. As for me, I was always thin. Days after shooting the above Momversation video, comment thread is great, by the way.
I suppose I was fortunate in that way; weight was never something I really thought about, at least until my freshman year in college when I realized I could no longer survive on Twix bars for lunch and Absolut shots for dinner without physical consequences.
I grew up a skinny girl, best friends with a heavy girl.
In order to have healthy bodies we must know how to properly care for them, not ignore that they exist. Our insecurities are an important component to better understanding ourselves.
But I disagree with her that we should ignore physical attributes entirely, especially when it comes to talking to strangers. I urge you to check out their website. Because like Sarah Sophie, I enjoy makeup and clothes and nail polish and getting dressed up and done up and fashion magazines.
So how do I talk about it with them? We could all do with a lesson in that, in opening our minds before opening our mouths, in thinking about the ramifications of our words, including the motives behind our compliments.
Not just physically but across the board. I want them to know how to take compliments and to return them because we are the sum of all of our parts. Instilling confidence in our children is, I think, our most important job as parents, second to unconditional love.
I am terrified about having one of those little girls you hear about through gossip or Jezebel posts on slow news days—the skinny 7 year old on a diet.
I am a more competent mother, writer, wife, friend and all-around human being with my hair brushed and makeup fresh, wearing something that makes me feel beautiful.
I want my children to own their beauty, not be ashamed of it. And sometimes she rocks a camo tee over a pink dress. I do know what not to say: I think to some degree we lock onto some earlier version of ourselves, freezing it in time.There was no noticeable difference in the girls’ behavior before adolescence, but then daughters of divorce sought much more attention from men and more physical contact with boys their age than girls from intact homes.
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Our bodies, our daughters, ourselves. Reply. teach our children (boys and girls) successful coping techniques and 2) stop the message that skinny will lead to happiness. Lack of control and society’s constant pressure to derive self-esteem from being skinny is a deadly combo.
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