As the Twofer are turning the corner toward "tween"-dom, I'm paying closer attention to the messages they are receiving...from me, from advertisers, even from school and activities. I'm tuned in a little to more to how they are dealing with issues at school or with their friends.
I know there are struggles going on.
What is important to me is that they have the confidence and the tools to deal with those struggles.
be you. be true. Whatever that may be.
As I wrote in my annual Letter to my Daughters on their Birthday post, I want them to feel good about themselves.
Then I saw a friend of mine from college post about her new business on Facebook called be you. be true.
It seems SHE has the same idea with her daughter.
Even better, her daughter created a character called Little Miss Pink that has fun, positive, and empowering "be" messages for girls of all ages.
She decided to create t-shirts so girls all over the world can declare who they want to "be"! Here are just some of them:
Have an idea for a "be" message?
Have your child draw a picture with the message and submit it to the be you. be true. website. You never know - you might just see it on a t-shirt!
Want to share your "be" message?
I LOVE the photos of so many kids feeling really good about themselves. Send in your own photo when you get your t-shirt and share the message that we all can "be" true to who we are.
BE sure to LIKE be you. be true. on Facebook to see the latest designs. There are some really cute!
Disclosure: my friend Karen sent me t-shirts for the girls as a thank you for connecting her with other bloggers through Buzz Cooperative. All opinions are my own and I really love the 'be' messages. Also, the t-shirts are great quality!