Reply If a 15 year old dresses well; fine, acknowledge it, good for her, she probably had some say in the matter.But when you compliment a 5 year old’s outfit, you are simply complimenting the parents fashion choices.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.
I told her my favorite color in the world is green, because I love nature, and she was down with that. Tell her about your ideas and accomplishments and your favorite books. A daily fixture on American television for the last decade, Bloom is currently the CBS News legal analyst, appearing frequently on The Early Show and CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, as well as the legal analyst for The Dr. Bloom appears regularly on CNN and HLN prime time shows such as Issues With Jane Velez-Mitchell, The Joy Behar Show, Anderson Cooper 360, and The Situation Room.
But after Maya closed the final page, I steered the conversation to the deeper issues in the book: mean girls and peer pressure and not going along with the group. Lisa Bloom, author of Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed Down World, is an award-winning journalist, legal analyst, trial attorney, and the daughter of renowned women’s rights attorney, Gloria Allred.
It’s dis-empowering, because it’s not really her accomplishment.
It’s training her for a life of being content with gaining prestige from the accomplishments of others (like her potential future spouse), rather than her own achievements.
Alas, it was about girls and what they wore, and how their wardrobe choices defined their identities. Here’s to changing the world, one little girl at a time.
” Purplicious was Maya’s pick and a new one to me, as Maya snuggled next to me on the sofa and proudly read aloud every word, about our heroine who loves pink but is tormented by a group of girls at school who only wear black.But I appreciate the message here, and I hope to integrate this more deeply into our lives daily. Reply I want reply to what you said because I think there is a nuance here that is important.I appreciate what you are saying that your twin girls are beautiful, without adornment like nail polish or accessories.Her first effort was to find some non-appearance related common ground to start the conversation.Whether or not “looking good” is based on genetics or conscious choices the child made when selecting their outfit and grooming may be too fine a distinction for a five year old to make and they could easily parse it down to “I’m pretty” or “I’m not pretty.” (or handsome).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?