8 days ago
............................starts at an early age.
http://pintsizecool.com/roses-are-pink-violets-are-blue/#comment-121 Posted: 24/05/2012 08:08:06
Its easy to fight the pink when they are very small, but harder when you are dragging a weeping child out of the shop with her wailing "I wanted the PINK one." Posted: 24/05/2012 08:12:43
Yes, I know. It is tough to stand against the huge pressure of pink! Posted: 24/05/2012 08:18:51
@Bev Allen Yes, I know. It is tough to stand against the huge pressure of pink! Go with the flow and let them have pink, they get over it around the age of 8 or 9.
You then have a brief period of having a beautifully dressed little girl who applaudes your taste and allows you the occasional indulgence in Monsoon.
Make the most of it, because around 11 or 12 she will suddenly decide you have NO taste and insist on wearing what she wants. There will be fights and times when you refuse to allow her out the door "in that".
Again, they get over it
My husband has recently escorted a bride of breath taking elegance down the aisle. My little girl is now a wife and there wasn't a hint of pink anywhere at the wedding..
Posted: 24/05/2012 11:10:40
@Bev Allen Yes, I know. It is tough to stand against the huge pressure of pink!
I lean more in this direction - http://www.pinkstinks.org.uk/about-us.html Posted: 24/05/2012 12:48:48
I lean more in this direction - http://www.pinkstinks.org.uk/about-us.html Good luck.
You'll need it Posted: 24/05/2012 13:11:31
I lean more in this direction - http://www.pinkstinks.org.uk/about-us.html
My two girls are grown up. They rarely wore pink, or any other girly stuff that would have prevented them from having as much fun as their male counterparts.
Both are now very feminine adults with children of their own. Their girls are not retarded by pink pressure either, which incidently is even worse than when my daughters were growing up.
It can be done.
Posted: 24/05/2012 17:10:57
11 hours ago
I bought my children's clothes from where I wanted. They played with what they enjoyed. I get so sick of walking into shops and being assailed by a revolting sea of pink and lilac, frills and cutsey cut off tops labelled 'girls.' I refused to buy them for mine, going for practical and comfortable. People who do buy into it (see photo of my friend's grandaugher: Pink top, pink skirt, pink tights, lilac shoes, pink toy cooker, lilac ride on horse, pink duvet cover... etc.) will then say 'oh, but they like it naturally.'
Like heck. Posted: 02/06/2012 15:29:30
An alternative view, if you will.
My husband and I avoided pink and all things frilly. Our daughter wore hand-me-downs from a boy cousin and had very little hair. She often chose black, not white sneakers. She had no interest in dolls, and vastly preferred art or craft toys and books
As she began to develop, she had a very hard time accepting her feminine parts. To this day, emotions and feelings that strike her as uniquely feminine are 'bad' and those that seem more masculine to her are 'good.'
I agree that we shouldn't force our children into stereotypes. But if I had to do it all over again, I'd be much more open to introducing her to femininity without bias. Plenty of feminine qualities are good. Posted: 02/06/2012 16:39:38
I didn't force my girls into wearing colours other than pink. I just didn't sign-up to the pink 'must-haves'. I also let them enjoy all toys, not just girly toys. My eldest daughter was what you might call a tom-boy and enjoyed all games, but she did look in amazement at girls who wouldn't join in what they viewed as the 'boy' games because she thought they were much more fun. But, she is a very feminine adult with children of her own - but with lots of great memories that were not restricted by a pink attitude.
My youngest daughter, treated just the same, loved her dolls and insisted on her frilly outfits - pink an all!!!!!. I didn't encourage or frown on her choices. She too is a very feminine woman with children of her own.
So, I never ever forced my girls into a 'boy' role or made them wear 'boy's' clothes. They were given practical girls clothing so they could play unhindered by the impracticality of girls-only clothing, party frocks (colour of own choosing) and had any hairstyle they wanted.
It is all about not joining the band-wagon - shoving it down their throats from day one - and then saying "oh but they prefer pink"....really????
Posted: 03/06/2012 11:32:58
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