For those of you with daughters, nieces or granddaughters… this is an interesting article on interacting with young girls. Our usual instinct is to say “oh! You’re so cute/pretty!” What are you setting them up for in the future?
Having a daughter myself I realize how often I glow as a parent when someone says my kiddo’s cute. But now I’m even more aware of nurturing her intellect/problem solving skills instead of her “cuteness”.