5 Ways Moms Can Help Girls Be Themselves

The Perfect Mom culture suggests that mothers put everyone’s needs before their own.  One of the best gifts you can give your daughter is to take something for yourself.

By: Rachel Simmons

1. Get in touch with your inner Goof
Girls of all ages say they’re most in touch with their true selves when they’re being silly, crazy, loud, or goofy. By late elementary school, your daughter is likely to hear peers deem silliness “lame” or “immature;” these girls perceive that acting older will make them cooler. When girls shut down silliness, they restrain themselves physically. They begin disconnecting …

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