What does society expect of a good girl? When author Rachel Simmons asked a bunch of middle and high school aged girls that question, the answers she got were nothing short of amazing. A few favorites:
No opinions on things
Doesn't get mad
Doesn't show skin
What? Aren't all good girls all of these things?
Well, for those of us who were disqualified from the first answer (and the rest of us who failed to be both enthusiastic and quiet), Simmons new book, The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence, is a way out of the madness.
No, this isn't the final installment in the Nancy Drew series. It's a practical guide, complete with worksheets, scripts, and q&a's designed to help parents avoid passing on a confusing set of values which "erodes girls'Read More »from When being a "bad" girl is a good thing