Over the weekend, I was sitting around talking to some of my five year old daughter’s friends’ moms and the topic came up of what the phrase “like a girl” meant to us growing up and how we didn’t want that marker to negatively define how our own daughters do things. Then I stumbled upon this impactful video via Design Mom and it seemed so fitting to our discussion that I had to share.
The video provides a powerful message on how “using #LikeAGirl as an insult is a hard knock against any adolescent girl. And since the rest of puberty’s really no picnic either, it’s easy to see what a huge impact it can have on a girl’s self-confidence.”
It’s a thought-provoking take on sending a message to young girls that doing things #LikeAGirl is something to be proud of.
I haven’t shown my daughter the video yet, because I wanted her to answer the question “what does it mean to you to “run like a girl?” And she showed me by sprinting across the room and said “run strong!” I thought this was a great response from a 5 year old 🙂
What do you think about the video and message? What do you think your kids would say if they saw it?
Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.