Thursday, July 23

Our Daughters

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5 comments:

BL said...

Thanks for posting that link!

mandi said...

oh hannah-
this is a great post. i have been thinking on these things lately...
i have a daughter, who is 5, and she has been asked several times if we highlight her hair "because it's just so beautiful and streaky". A FIVE YEAR OLD!?! no, no , no- of course we don't.

i just can't say enough how much this post resonates with me. i see my friends feeling helpless in this sea of materialism, sexuality, 'diva' syndrome, yet they are the ones buying their girls the latest barbie or disney princess movie. i see mothers hating the outcome, but perpetuating it through the clothes they buy, the toys the allow in, the music they think it is 'so cute' that their 3 year old likes. it breaks my heart.

God is revealing to me that i have not spent enough time in prayer over this...
better get to that!

The Jersey Homesteader said...

I wanted to comment on this subject as my daughter is 13 and this is a hard time for her. We just got finished reading quite a few post about this subject. I am glad to see other mothers are doing the same. Investing time in our childrens lives is very important. Whether they are 5 or 20 you need to still spend time with them.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this post...
As a mom of 2 girls..(6 and 3) I am so worried about this... I know how easy it is to fall into the pretty, glittery things.
My girls like to play dress up..( and I am fine with this) but I am asked why their ears are not pierced and why they are not allowed to wear nail polish.

We live in a town that I grew up in, but has changed over the years to be a bit, materialistic... and I am trying to smooth that down a bit. Hopefully I will prevail.

Sue in South Jersey

Michelle said...

I miss your posts. They always seem to give me a sense of calm and something to think about.

Just thought I'd tell you.