Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Raising a girl

It is very important to me to raise a strong independent little girl. Trust me, Mooka has had no shortage of exposure to princesses and fairy tales and all things sparkly, but she also is being raised to know that she can do anything she wants if she puts her mind to it.

There is a tremendous amount of pressure and obstacles that little girls face in today's society. I try really hard now to let my little girl express herself and encourage her in everything that she does. Some days (most days) she doesn't want to comb her hair before school and I think that is okay. I would rather her be happy with the way she looks naturally than have her grow up thinking she has to be all fussy about her appearance before she can step foot out the door.

If my little girl wants to grow up and be a stay at home mom, great, I support her.

If my little girl wants to grow up and rule the world, great, I support her. (Even though I personally like this idea much better.)

Today I found the perfect expression on this topic at Ava's Closet . It may end up being an early Christmas present.

1 comment:

Connie said...

I love the shirt! But I say why constrain her at all--how 'bout "President *and* Princess"? I have no doubt any daughter of yours could be both.