Now, fair warning this book DOES talk about things like
genitalia and sex and other various topics that you may or may not
feel your child is ready for. Depending on when you are ready
to have “the talk” or if you have already have had it, I felt it
still important to make you aware of that little detail.
It is all covered in a very scientific way and tastefully but as
a mom I figured you may want that heads up so you don’t end up
shocking yourself and your kid when you first open the pages.
The one thing that really made me excited to see this book is
that it is a book that not only covers many things that some little
girls never really feel they can talk about. But it promotes
confidence in who they are. That being a girl means being strong
and that we are important.
I think so many little girls grow up in this world of
pre-defined beauty that they don’t feel secure in who they are. My
daughter recently accidentally shaved off part of her own eyebrow
because some YouTube video told her what she needed to do to make
her eyebrows on ‘fleek’.
I won’t even get into how much I hate that word.
My daughter is also concerned about her weight a lot lately. She
is 10! When I was 10 I don’t remember even CARING what my weight
was. But now it seems that the societal pressures are creeping in
at an early age. And it terrifies me.
So anytime I can bring something into my daughter’s world that
encourages using her brain, developing those high self esteem
muscles and truly finding her own power I am all for it!
I am so excited to get my copy of this book for my daughter. You
can use the link to grab your own copy of Girling Up: How to Be
Strong, Smart and Spectacular as well.
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