What is the first thing you usually say to a little girl when you greet her? When most people approach Sabine, the first thing out of their mouths is a compliment about her dress, her hair or the way she looks. I often find myself commenting on the same things when I talk to little girls.
Not long ago, Joanna Goddard from A Cup of Jo created a post that focused on Lisa Bloom's article in the Huffington Post titled How to Talk to Little Girls. The piece discusses how people too often point out only things about a little girl's appearance vs. asking if they like books or riding a bike or what they did that day. "Teaching girls that their appearance is the first thing you notice tells them that looks are more important than anything," writes Bloom.
Sabine loves going over the things she has done in a day or will do the next day. She loves reading books and trying to ride bikes. During the day, she searches for bugs, smells flowers, pretends to cook meals, digs in the dirt, dances and plays with blocks and dolls. She doesn't care one bit what her hair looks like or what dress or pair of pants she has on.