If you are a regular reader here, you know that I have 4 daughters. Some days, the thought of all 4 of them becoming teenagers scares the pants off of me. After reading Kate Conner's book Enough: 10 Things We Should Be Telling Teenage Girls, I feel much better equipped to raise my daughters through those teenage years.
About Enough: 10 Things We Should Be Telling Teenage Girls
You may have read the post "Ten Things I Want To Tell Teenage Girls” by fellow blogger, Kate Conner, which garnered more than 2 million views in two weeks. (If you haven’t, you can check it out here: http://
When I read, I like to write down little nuggets of brilliance - those things that I want to remember, those quotes that speak to me. While I was reading Enough: 10 Things We Should Be Telling Teenage Girls, I wrote down over 2 pages of these gems. Kate Conner begins her book by tackling one of the most controversial topics when dealing with teenage girls: modesty. Her use of wit along with practical knowledge gave me more confidence in talking to my own girls about this. I love this quote from p. 13: "Modesty is about choosing clothes that intentionally communicate what you want the world to know about yourself." By helping my girls to understand that concept, maybe we can avoid some of those arguments so familiar to moms of teenage girls all over.
Another chapter discusses being content with our bodies so that our daughters can be content with theirs. I really needed this reminder. Yet another talks about drama. Is there a better word that comes to mind when you thing of teenage girls? Mrs. Conner tells us that girls who are busy doing things for a purpose don't have time for drama. This helps affirm our family's decision to allow the girls to pursue the things they enjoy - club soccer, ballet, softball.
I've been taking this book with me everywhere. I even took it to Soccer Girl's practice last week to share parts of it with some of the other moms there. It really is THAT good.
Enough: 10 Things We Should Be Telling Teenage Girls sells for $15.99 at B&H Publishing Group.
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