Wednesday, June 29, 2011

how to talk to little girls

You're saved, I was about to post a maudlin Cure song before I fell into my bed, but I just yoinked this great post off facebook and it's much more productive for now.

Take note. Olivia has hated being told how pretty she is and how much people like her hair and outfit ad nauseum, and has felt really uncomfortable with that assessing, uncomfortably praising gaze ever since she was very small.

She'd rather talk about her achievements and projects and interests, I find

1 comment:

Bethany said...

I wish more people got this. All day long at work I hear how pretty you are to the little girls, comments on their outfits and hair. I have even gotten sucked into it myself. No wonder girls have such a tough time.