Friday, February 1, 2013

Children and Beauty


I posted a poem a couple weeks back, if you would like to you can check that out here. I was prompted to write the poem after a conversation I had with my daughter. I realized that as mothers we are the first people who create the idea of beauty in our daughter's/children's minds. I also realized that it might be as easy as simply asking a question to see how we are doing in this area. 

Ask your daughters or even your sons "what is beauty?"or "what are some things that you think are beautiful?". See what they say. You might be surprised (good or bad) about their responses  It is an excellent way to see how you are portraying beauty in your life. Do they list a myriad of material items or do they list things such as kindness and good deeds towards others? Your child’s answer to this question will let you know maybe even what you value as beautiful. You can then assess whether or not you need to revamp the idea of beauty to your children or whether you can pat yourself on the back. I would love to hear what they come up with good, bad, funny or in-between! 


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  1. Eeek! Both of my girls said make up and fancy clothes. Need to do some work on this. Thanks for the idea :-)

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    1. Well at least now you know and the fact that you are willing to change those perceptions makes you ahead of most :)

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  2. That's a great idea. A lot of times children pick up on things we are saying around them but not necessarily TO them.

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    1. So true, it is quite interesting to hear what your children say about it versus what you think you're teaching them.

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