Adelie and Staley's World

Adelie and Staley's World

Monday, February 16, 2015

Self-Esteem

We are trying really hard to make sure our girls grow up with a strong identity and self-esteem.  We want them to know that they are enough just by being themselves.  We don't want them to ever feel pigeon-holed by the expectations of society, and want them to know that they can be anything they want to be.

The other day, Zach and Staley had this conversation:

Staley:  "I don't like that because it has boy colors."
Zach:  "What are boy colors?"
Staley:  "They are colors that I don't like."
Zach:  "That's fine.  You don't have to like them if you don't want to, but you can like any colors that you want, even if they are colors that boys like.  I want to tell you something.  Don't let anyone ever tell you that you can't do something because it's supposed to be a boy thing.  You can do anything that any boy can do, and you can probably do it better."
Staley: "Yes!  Because I'm better than everyone else!"

Self-esteem?  Check.  Humility?  Now that's a work in progress.


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