Celebrating Girls Author:Virginia Beane Rutter Raising a daughter? As Peggy Orenstein concluded in Schoolgirls, girls still view their gender as a liability. How then, can parents who are concerned about the sexist restrictions society tends to heap on girls help their daughters honor the feminine inside? What kinds of modern daily rituals and special initiation ceremonies can help ... more »a girl through her transitions, and help her celebrate her life? In Celebrating Girls, Virginia Beane Rutter offers specific ways to help raise self-esteem, make girls understand that they do matter, assure their physical self-confidence, empower their minds, and support their creativity.
Celebrating girls --
Raising a daughter --
Bathing: nourishing emotional integrity --
Holding: assuring physical self-confidence --
Haircombing: empowering her mind --
Dressing: developing social awareness --
Adorning: meaning, spirit, and the arts --
Storytelling: teaching and learning --
Strengthening her body: sports and menstruation --
Walking into beauty: coming of age and sexuality« less
This book gives a lot of concrete examples of how to support your daughter to be proud of being a woman. From doing the hair of a toddler to coming of age ceremonies, this book had a lot of good suggestions. It has examples of how things are done in other cultures as well, giving a global sense of being female.