>So, I’m reading the fantastic new book by Odd Girl Out author, Rachel Simmons, called The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence. It is inspiring me, reasssuring me, and definitely making me want to blog about it here, as it discusses how young girls are socialized toward passive aggressive self-expression and away from authentic communication of their feelings.
Then, stopped in my feel-good tracks, I see this YouTube video:
What a riot…but what a fright as well! I don’t wanna get all preachy–the humor of this type of video is so much more effective–but wow!
Then again, who would role model herself after a girl whose waist in only 1/4 of the size of her head…
Simmons’ bookhttp://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=passivea0d-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=014311798X&fc1=000000&IS2=1<1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr is now even more true and important to me than it was even five minutes ago. Must keep reading…need to see what she says about counteracting powerful, sugar-coated, toxic media messages…
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Signe Whitson is an author and educator on bullying, crisis intervention, and child and adolescent emotional and behavioral health. In her articles, books, and training workshops, Signe provides down-to-earth, practical advice for professionals and parents on navigating the daily challenges of living and working with children, tweens and teens.