Turning fairy tale characters into strong and confident girls and women:
We know that reading stories to our children makes a difference for all kinds of reasons. Try this: When telling stories to your child, create female characters who are self assured, empowered, and who are comfortable asserting themselves. If you are reading a story about a strong girl, have a conversation about strong girl qualities–of the character and of your daughter.
“Wow. Molly Monkey was very strong when she told Hyper Hippo to stop bothering her.”
You were very brave yesterday when you told Jason you didn’t like him teasing you.”
For more ideas, check out 101 Ways to Help Your Daughter Love Her Body by Brenda Lane Richardson and Elane Rehr.