My Daughter Isn't a Pretty Girl

After reading this post from John Adams at dadbloguk it reminded me of a pet hate of mine.

Why is it that the first thing people comment on when they see my daughter is her looks?

Don’t get me wrong she is a little cutie. Yet there is so much more to her than her hair and looks.

She has a cheeky personality, loves climbing, playing ball, sitting with a book and “reading”, is very independent already (she’s only 19 months old) but will try to put her own shoes on. 

Little Miss OMG exploring.

Is a social butterfly and many other wonderful traits that will serve her well in life. Yet even today, in the 21st Century, she seems to be defined by her looks already.
Is it any wonder we get such discrepancies in Boys and Girls magazine covers, as I discussed in this post.

So please if you meet a friend with their daughter don’t tell them how pretty she is, or how lovely her hair is. Pay her any other compliment that doesn’t involve her looks. 

Don’t plant that seed in her developing mind that as a girl looks are what matter.

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