May 11, 2011

Barbie girl?

Here is a great post from Resurgence today, which talks about how you can protect your daughter from buying into the societal view of women.

Here is their list:

  1. Dads, don’t underestimate your influence on your daughters. Tell them they are beautiful before the culture convinces them otherwise.
  2. Moms, be aware of any distorted body image struggles, because your daughter learns lots about how to think about her body from you.
  3. Protect them as much as possible from exposure to content that is harmful.
  4. Learn about the media and pop-culture in your child’s life.
  5. Get beyond the “Just Say No” approach to culture.
  6. Make age-appropriate conversations an essential part of your relationship with your child.
  7. Encourage children to use art, play, and writing to process the images and other media messages they see.
  8. Counter the narrow stereotype of both boys and girls that are prevalent in media and commercial culture.
  9. Help them learn how to interpret and engage what they see and read in culture.
  10. Love them unconditionally. See them as a gift.
Ahhh! I have to think about things like this now!



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