I was reading this book, enthusiastically, as my daughter (7) has started receiving some negative attention at school, and I am anxious to make sure it doesn't escalate.
I have stopped reading and felt the need to comment, as I am disturbed by a piece of advice you give to girls on page 124. "When someone starts saying untrue or unkind things about you in front of you". Point 7: Lighten the situation: Crack a joke or poke fun at yourself.
How on earth is putting herself down in front of anyone giving herself any power?! Surely this is showing others how little she thinks of herself and affirming her lack of worth, therefore giving others permission to do the same.
I am disappointed and frankly disgusted, that this advice is offered to children that tells them it's ok that they can put themselves down in front of others.
Needless to say I returned the book to the library and thank God I didn't waste money on purchasing.
Focuses on girls in grades K through 6. Gives advice, stories, tips and activities for parents and teachers on guiding little girls though the social issues that they face. The basic idea is on how to help little girls be kind to other girls and how to cope with others aren't kind to them. In other words how to not fall pray to being a mean girl or a mean girl's victim.
This book gives great insight to the social structure of girls. I recommend it for anyone that works with children and/or has a daughter.
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