This weekend I read this article by Lisa Bloom called How to Talk to Little Girls. It hit home with me because whenever people meet my blonde-haired little girl, they always tell her how cute she looks. Her grandparents buy her fancy new clothes, her favorite color is pink, and she is obsessed with shoes. Some days sending her the message that she is valued for her whole self feels like an outright war against the culture we live in. Try this approach for a change, and both her and I will be immensely appreciative.