One of my favourite pages on Facebook as “A Mighty Girl”. They post daily inspirational and educational posts and their website is full of helpful blogs and book recommendations. They also talk about music, games and movie recommendations.
As part of my series of blog posts about Sex:Positive conversations with your children I wanted to recommend this site and these pages and books specifically.
The image of girls and girlhood that is being packaged and sold to your daughter isn’t pretty in pink. It is stereotypical, demeaning, limiting, and alarming. Girls are besieged by images in the media that encourage accessorizing over academics; sex appeal over sports; fashion over friendship.
Packaging Girlhood exposes these stereotypes and gives you guidance on how to talk with your daughters about these negative images and provides you with tools and information on how to help your girls make more positive choices…….
A Time of Change:
Talking with Tweens and Teens about their Bodies
You knew it would happen one of these days: your daughter is a tween. Maybe you just realized that she’s looking eye-to-eye with you, or perhaps you’re seeing breast budding or other early signs of puberty. Or, your daughter is a teen, and while she thinks she knows everything about her changing body, you want to make sure that she has accurate information and good resources to consult……….
Sex education today generally falls into one of two categories: abstinence-only or abstinence-based education — both of which tend to withhold important, factual information and leave young adults ill-equipped to make safe decisions. Curious yet fearful of being judged, young people turn to peers, the Internet, and the media, where they receive problematic messages about sex: boys are studs, girls are sluts; real sex should be like porn; hookups are better than relationships. Without a broader understanding to offset these damaging perceptions, teenagers are dangerously unprepared intellectually and emotionally to grow and develop as sexual beings.
(content from amightygirl.com click the title to read more)