As our cultural imperative for girls to be hot 24/7 has become the new normal, American women have become increasingly unhappy. A life of meaning, a life of ideas and reading books and being valued for our thoughts and accomplishments. I’m much happier when she makes it over the higher jump on a horse. ” Reply That’s the important thing, I think: complimenting where compliments are due. As Lisa alluded to in the article, the problems come when only one aspect of a personality is ever praised – and also if it’s only praise that is ever received.That’s why I force myself to talk to little girls as follows. So if a girl (or a boy, for that matter) looks good, tell them so. There’s a fine line between being encouraging and being blind to any faults.A Miami mom just died from cosmetic surgery, leaving behind two teenagers. Teaching girls that their appearance is the first thing you notice tells them that looks are more important than anything. Her eyes got bigger, and the practiced, polite facial expression gave way to genuine excitement over this topic. An Alternative Perspective: How to Raise Little Girls Who Love Their Looks Femimommy Blog Lately, I’ve been telling my daughter when she comes up with a cool outfit. ” and “Those are great shoes” when a kid is clearly excited to be walking around in silver boots.It sets them up for dieting at age 5 and foundation at age 11 and boob jobs at 17 and Botox at 23. She paused, though, a little shy of me, a stranger. But, I think it’s important because she dresses for her own satisfaction, and not any particular style that I can discern. She has shirts with peace signs on them, and of course ones with horses. It’s just something she occasionally makes an effort to do. That being said, I agree that it shouldn’t be the first or only topic of conversation. ” and follow it up with “What have you learned recently?
Even bright, successful college women say they’d rather be hot than smart. The recently named Bloom one of the top five celebrity attorneys in Los Angeles. I think telling kids they picked a great outfit or have great taste is unisex. (This next part isn’t in direct reply to your comment…) I loved the article and think it makes a great point! There’s a world of difference between “You’re so cute!Things to talk about with your girlfriend Are you running out of conversations to have with your sweeter half?There may be times when you feel like you have nothing more to say to each other, especially when both of you speak for hours every day.Yang Lan, a journalist and entrepreneur who's been called "the Oprah of China," offers insight into the next generation of young Chinese citizens — urban, connected (via microblogs) and alert to injustice.I went to a dinner party at a friend’s home last weekend, and met her five-year-old daughter for the first time. Turn around and model that pretty ruffled gown, you gorgeous thing! And why not give them a sincere compliment to boost their self-esteem? So, one tiny bit of opposition to a culture that sends all the wrong messages to our girls. She has also been profiled, featured, and quoted in hundreds of publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Elle, Ladies’ Home Journal, and Variety.They provide for hours of gossiping and interesting conversations with a fresh perspective every day.