"Hey, beautiful." "What's up, cutie pie?" "Good night, pretty princess."
High self-esteem is critical for young girls’ health and happiness.* But for parents and caregivers, it can be all too easy to emphasize appearance over other qualities. Pretty is a picture book that uses a small twist in language to make a big shift in mindsets. By letting girls know they’re valued for more than just their appearance, we’re building young girls’ self-esteem one bedtime story at a time.
Sources: "The High Price of Low Self-Esteem" Dove Self-Esteem Fund, 2014, and Misetich & Delis-Abrams, Ph.D.2003