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How to Talk to Little Girls. I went to a dinner party at a friend’s home last weekend, and met her five-year-old daughter for the first time.

How to Talk to Little Girls

Little Maya was all curly brown hair, doe-like dark eyes, and adorable in her shiny pink nightgown. I wanted to squeal, “Maya, you’re so cute! Look at you! Turn around and model that pretty ruffled gown, you gorgeous thing!” But I didn’t. What’s wrong with that? Hold that thought for just a moment. This week ABC news reported that nearly half of all three- to six-year-old girls worry about being fat. Teaching girls that their appearance is the first thing you notice tells them that looks are more important than anything. That’s why I force myself to talk to little girls as follows. “Maya,” I said, crouching down at her level, looking into her eyes, “very nice to meet you.”

“Nice to meet you too,” she said, in that trained, polite, talking-to-adults good girl voice. “Hey, what are you reading?” “I LOVE books,” I said. Most kids do. “YES,” she said. “Wow, amazing!” “I’ll go get it! How to Get Baby to Sleep Through the Night. “Is your baby sleeping through the night yet?”

How to Get Baby to Sleep Through the Night

May be the most annoying question for a new mom. (Not quite as bad as, “When are you due?” Six weeks after your baby’s birth, but pretty close!) According to the National Sleep Foundation, 70 to 80 percent of infants sleep through the night by nine months of age -- but that statistic provides little comfort when you’re up at 2 a.m. (again!) 40 Ways to Show Your Child Love. Displayed on a shelf in the entry way of my mother’s home is a book entitled To A Child Love Is Spelled T-I-M-E.

40 Ways to Show Your Child Love

I have often thought about that statement and how much truth it holds. It’s easy for us to say “I love you” but those three words, devoid of action and the gift of our quality time, are simply that—just words. As we celebrate this season of sentiment and affection, let us show our littlest valentines just how special they really are. 40 simple ways to show your child love: Take them to a movie they want to see.Go on a treasure hunt (collect all the loose change around the house/car) together and then make a trip to the arcade with your findings.Take a long nature walk together, at their pace.

~Candace. 10 of the most Adorable Baby Photos and Products on Etsy. 10 of the most Adorable Baby Photos and Products on Etsy Lisa Johnston July 30, 2011 Babies, Check it out!

10 of the most Adorable Baby Photos and Products on Etsy

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