Link: PBS presents "A Girl's Life" http://www.pbs.org/parents/raisinggirls/girlslife/
A great video from an expert in the field.
An issue close to my heart--raising healthy, strong, capable young women in a society where even they view themselves as "pleasers," whether it's to boys, teachers, parents, friends, or a force even they can't identify. When for so long women fought for their independence and solidarity, something (music, movies, TV?) is telling young women to shut up and sit down. I didn't realize how one-sided society views boy/girl relationships until I started raising my girls. Now, I try very hard to make sure their behavior is not to "impress," "tease," or otherwise "gain the attention" of boys. Not to say I don't encourage their natural sexual curiosity, but there is a fine balance, right?
What do you think of the video?
Much love and peace to you all as we gently embrace 2010. Be safe :)