Parenting Tip of the Day: Dec. 29

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“It seems counterintuitive, but by telling our girls how pretty they are all the time, we do them a disservice. ‘This teaches girls that appearance is a key aspect of their identity,’ says University of Mary Washington psychology professor Mindy Erchull. She suggests starting at birth and banning any talk of pretty or beautiful.” — Sasha Brown-Worsham in Cafe Mom

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