[Image from The Tiger Who Came to Tea, by Judith Kerr] Alicia: Is that the D for don’t? Me: No, that’s the D for Daddy. Alicia: But Daddy’s not on this page. Me: … That moment when you realize you might have to stop censoring the stuff you don’t want your kids to hear… Oh… Continue reading Is that the D for don’t?
Something Special For Me is part of the award-winning Rosa Trilogy by Vera B. Williams – a series of books about a young Latina girl named Rosa who lives with her mother, who is a waitress, and her grandmother. In this, the second book in the series, Rosa is trying to decide what she wants… Continue reading Talking to kids about money in the age of Amazon Prime
(‘Before’ and ‘after’ image from the Tree Change Dolls website) I’m totally on board with the critique of sexualized dolls for kids, but there’s something about the Tree Change Dolls project that really bothers me. “Rescued and rehabilitated”? I know we’re talking about dolls, but does anyone else feel like these people are actually trying… Continue reading Rescued and rehabilitated?
A teenage girl outside the Lloyd Center Mall dances suggestively under a street light while the sway of passersby pause to admire her quiver and jerk. Where’s her mother? I wonder, and then (becaus…
A really thoughtful and honest article about a difficult subject.
IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO TALK ABOUT SHAME: Deb Stone Asks Her Daughters To Remember
I was totally on board with this article until I wasn’t. Yes these “firefighter” and “police officer” costumes for little girls are sexist and awful, and I think it’s great that Raina Delisle wrote about this and succeeded in getting Value Village to remove the costumes. But some of the arguments in here are just… Continue reading Yes, those “firefighter” and “police officer” costumes are awful, but…
Here’s a question for parents of little girls: do you encourage your daughters to say thank you when strangers tell them they look pretty? I am really resistant to doing so because I think it’s training them to expect and tolerate unsolicited comments on their looks, to learn to ‘take a compliment’ — basically preparing… Continue reading On Compliments and Raising “Polite” Little Girls