Thursday, July 28, 2011

Girls

Girls on the Edge: The Four Factors Driving the New Crisis for Girls-Sexual Identity, the Cyberbubble, Obsessions, Environmental Toxins
I live in terror of LO being a tween and teenager and being subjected to peer pressure and feeling bad about herself.  I see a lot of clothes for little girls that are not appropriate and contribute to little girls being pressured to grow up too quickly.  I have been reading this book which makes a lot of sense. We have a no technology rule and we limit branded clothing and toys. I know that one day she will insist upon some princess, barney business but I am not going to push any decisions on her.  She can make that choice for herself.  BUT it is hard on me sometimes as I see gold shiny hot pants and I think how cute LO would look with gold hot pants over her diaper and I want to resist but it's so hard.  So instead I buy her these which she hated but fulfilled my sick sense of humor and avoided gold lame hot pants.