“For girls, TV isn’t just entertainment. Every time your daughter watches TV they will absorb thousands of bewildering, distorted, artificial and just plain wrong messages about the world.”
Yesterday I came across an article which really got my attention. The article shocked me as, even though I already knew the pressures our daughters are under, I didn’t expect it to be this bad. The article was called; ‘How big business is stealing our little girls’ childhoods’ and it stated…..take a deep breath before you read this…
A couple of weeks ago my eldest daughter learned about the different kind of jobs people do for a living during a career orientation subject week. Part of this subject was talking and learning about the parents of the children in her class and which career path they are following.
When picking up my daughter at the end of the day, her teacher asked if I had a minute to have a look at something in the class (with a huge grin on her face).
“Oooooh” I thought to myself ” This should be interesting.” You just never know what to expect when your child’s teacher asks to have a word with you…… but (judging by the grin on her face) I didn’t expect it to be that bad…..
This Guest Post Is Written By Amy of motherhoodandmiscellany.com
When I was still a practicing psychologist, one of my specialty areas was couples therapy. I enjoyed it, and I was good at it. I liked helping people figure out how to stay present in their relationships and love each other better.
That work was several years, one wedding, and three pregnancies ago. Now I’m married and have three small children myself. I realize that my understanding of relationships at the time I was helping couples, though good, has necessarily improved quite a bit due to bringing kids into the mix of my own relationship……..
Warning: before reading this post make sure to have a box of tissues ready……
“When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I’ve got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes.
Suddenly I didn’t know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking. I want a divorce. I raised the topic calmly. She didn’t seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me softly, why?
Let’s admit it; being a woman is pretty darn awesome!
Here are my top 21 things every woman should have to not only survive, but thrive no matter what age you are:
Curious what your body image is like? Go swimsuit shopping!
If you’re ever feeling as though life is just swell, the future’s looking bright and all is right with the world – swimsuit shopping is a sure fire way to wipe that smile of your face.
In my opinion? No good mood can survive such an expedition…..
Summer has well and truly arrived here in New Zealand and since my old swimsuit retired last summer, it was time to hit the sales and shop for a new one. There was only one teeny tiny thing I had over-looked; two weeks after Christmas (over-indulging) is not a good time to go shopping for a new swimsuit…..