Hey, I know it's tough out there for kids today. They grow up too fast. Materialism has run rampant. Texting has replaced play and actual contact. And girls especially suffer from body image issues, which lead to self-esteem problems, no thanks to the media.
Even six year-olds worry about their weight!
School is about to restart and it could set off another round of your daughter fretting about her looks, her popularity, her clothes and whether she should have sex.
What a waste of time and talent.
I made a better Boy Scout than I did a Girl Guide. (Don't ask.) But I admit that my short stint as a Guide introduced me to people, places and things that I would have otherwise missed. I have no doubt that these led to a more confident and stronger me.
The Guides are recruiting and registering next week. Consider signing up your daughter.
Meanwhile they have even launched their first online film fest.Here's a sample flick:
Hey, Guides is not just about selling cookies, okay? It's about learning how to interact with -- and even change -- the world.
Consider this my little public service message.