Raising Wildflowers

So many of us have found ourselves wishing we could instill in our children the real values of self-worth. Not the kind that wins a trophy just for showing up, but the kind that earns lifelong rewards for working hard, getting up after a fall, and fighting for what’s right.

The best way to do that is to role model those behaviors; which means, of course, that our backbones must be lined with a kind of integrity that allows us to hold our heads high in our own, authentic ways. This page is designed to supplement those “do as I do” lessons with resources that support your efforts to be thoughtful, intentional parents.

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This month’s resource is A Mighty Girl, an awesome website and community dedicated to raising strong girls, who embrace their true selves and their rightful place in the world. The site includes lists of books, music, t-shirts, and stories — “The world’s largest collection of books, toys and movies for smart, confident, and courageous girls.”

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Last month’s resource was also created for girls, however the lesson is for us all. Whether you watch this film yourself or with your children, allow its lessons to inform the decisions you make raising the next generation of women and men who, if we do our jobs right, will be far better off not for what they have, but for who they are allowed to become.

“You can’t be what you can’t see.”

Miss Representation