Teaching Girls that They are More than Their Appearance.

Did you know that HALF of 3-6 year old girls worry about being fat? And it only gets worse from there. Worrying about how you look is a epidemic for girls aged 3 to 93. The truth is - we start the process off. What's the first thing you

 say to a little darling in a new dress? "You look so cute!" Or some other compliment about their appearance. I do it too. It's hard to resist. But it's something we don't say nearly as much to boys. And we underline the message - how you look is *extremely* important. Here is a great article on some different things to say to girls.