Parenting the non-girlie girl
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Yes. This paragraph encapsulates it nicely:
On the bright side, I have accidentally achieved what many mothers strive for: a non-girlie girl. The other mothers in my Facebook feed share posts from A Mighty Girl (“For smart, confident and courageous girls”) and Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls (“Change the world by being yourself”). This was the kind of mother I’d planned on being. I’d anticipated conversations about why there were more important things in the world than being beautiful or having a tiara. But these conversations never even come up. I purchase the book “Rosie Revere, Engineer” in an effort to show my daughter that you don’t have to be a boy to invent things or have a job. We read it a few times but she doesn’t like it because Rosie wears a dress.