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Offline Miss KathinjaTopic starter

An interesting read.
« on: July 06, 2013, 01:23:12 PM »
http://latinafatale.com/2011/07/21/how-to-talk-to-little-girls/

Didn't know where else to post this, but it's a good enough read that I felt it should be posted -somewhere-.

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Re: An interesting read.
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2013, 01:45:35 PM »
I think she should have put Ms. Bloom's byline at the top.  Nearly gave me the wrong impression.

As a mother raising a little girl (and the little Oni has given the McDonald's people the what-for when they gave her the stupid 'Figit' instead of the Skylanders toy she asked for), I'd also recommend the blog 'Pigtail Pals and Ballcap Buddies'

And, if you're familiar with Shawn Michaels, I did a send-up based on his ring music:

I think I'm fun.
I know I'm rugged.
I've got the looks,
That drive the kids wild
My pieces move, you really move 'em.
I can play games.
Keep 'em oc-cu-pied.

I'm just a childrens' toy,
Childrens' toy
I'm not your boy toy,
Boy toy
I'm just a childrens' toy,
Children's toy
I'm not your boy toy,
Boy toy

I make 'em think.
I'm quite creative.
Their brains get strong,
Whenever I'm in play.
They make me walk,
They make me talk,
I make 'em feel,
Like they're awesome inside.

I'm just a childrens' toy,
Childrens' toy
I'm not your boy toy,
Boy toy
I'm just a childrens' toy,
Children's toy
I'm not your boy toy,
Boy toy.

Eat your heart out, Kroc
Hands off the merchandise!

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Re: An interesting read.
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2013, 03:30:20 PM »
I found the blog piece interesting for as far as it went.  It has a sort of "Oh wow!  Look at me and how wonderful I am.  I talked to a little girl about reading!"  I'm sure the article wouldn't have been written if the little girl wasn't a reader and really was interested in playing house or school instead of doctor or lawyer.

The only thing I got out of it was that not every little girl is the same and you need to look for what they like and where their interests lie rather than assuming.  Just don't overlook the fact that some little girls just want to be who and what they are rather than what you think they should be.

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Re: An interesting read.
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2013, 03:40:44 PM »
Having read more of Ms. Bloom's writing, she was trying to draw attention to the fact that many people will first comment on a little girl's physical appearance, rather than what they might be interested in.  At a time when 81% of ten year olds are afraid of getting fat, and women's (and men's) body images are skewed to unrealistic proportions by the media (the 'ideal' portrayed in the media is possessed naturally by less than 5% of women.  One in 10 people diagnosed with an eating disorder is male), it's important to realize that we're dealing with impressionable minds when we talk to both little girls and little boys.


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