I heard this remarkable women, Alechia Reese, speak at a women’s event a few months ago and was immediately drawn to her. She was smart, funny & honest. Plus, she feels confident she and Oprah will be BFF one day, and since I think the same, we were destined to become fast friends! We chatted for a bit after the conference and turns out we have a lot in common, including six-year-old daughter’s destined to rule the world (and currently/already, a little boy crazy). She shared with me that daily her daughter must repeat the following: “I can get married once I’ve traveled the world, know myself and get a good education.” I LOVED this, and immediately thought how I could implement something similar in my own home.
Then, a week or two later, did you guys also see this video of a dad having his daughter recite these daily affirmations? Talk about melting my heart! Instilling these messages in the hearts and minds of girls and boys early is everything.
Girls so much grow up in this princess and fairly tale and need a prince to rescue you world that ugh, gets to me a bit. Girls can wear blue, be super heroes and grow up to be anything they want. While we all know that, there are so many subtle actions during the course of each day that tell girls just slightly otherwise.