First we hear about little girls getting pedicures , then bikini waxes , and now, at the tender age of 6, it's chemically treated hair. The New York Times reports that today's moms are paying for their daughters to get highlights. Full disclosure: I was a hair model in high school, and for a good four years my hair got dyed every color of the rainbow. But I made money doing it and I was The girls in the Times are much, much younger. Now, that girl is
Naked, More than Twitter, and Strange Little Girls | Annie Neugebauer
Second, I have a new post up at Writer Unboxed, and guess what? Strange Little Girls has absolutely captured my strange little heart. The cover art and interior illustrations are all by the talented Liv Lingborn! The cottage is suitably eccentric and wonderful and more than a little eerie.
Why Little Girls & Boys Should See Each Other Naked
Quick, when was the last time your kid saw some other kid's privates? A kid of the opposite gender, I mean? When I was growing up, this was sort of a given.
Babies and toddlers not only reach significant physical milestones, like learning to walk, and emotional milestones, like recognizing their own parents, but they also achieve development in how they recognize, experience, and feel about their bodies and in how they form attachments to others. The attachments established in the first few years of their lives help set the stage for future bonding and intimacy. I remember around the age of one when Giggles and Cuddles discovered their belly buttons and became enthralled with them. They laugh so hard.