Where did all the super girls go?

Are companies limiting the imaginations of little girls with the toys they offer?

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  • In this video, Stella and Anya are comic book nuts. They love reading about the adventures of their favorite superheroes, particularly the strong, conscience driven women. However, when they go in search of their heroines in action figure form, they are disappointed at every turn.

  • From photo-shopped fashion magazines to the low numbers of college women in science classes, there is a lot of talk about the messages our girls are getting. The ideas of gender division seem to permeate even children's playthings. Have we gone to far in making our daughters feel like princesses? It's important to teach our girls that value comes from strength, courage and hard work and that there is not just one way girls should act.

  • Fashion icon Coco Chanel said, "A girl should be two things: who and what she wants."

  • For ideas on teaching girls to value themselves, click here.

  • For 5 ways children can naturally gain confidence, click here.

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Megan Wallgren is a freelance writer and mother of four energetic children.

Website: http://kinetickids.blogspot.com

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