|October 14, 2015 at 13:35|
In my experience, the most important thing is just to be there and be available for a younger girl and take an interest in their life even if it sometimes feels a little silly to you (like having a conversation about my little ponies or books you read like ten years ago) because those seemingly small or immature things can be a really big deal at that age (I try to remember how I was when I was younger). 🙂
|October 15, 2015 at 19:44|
^ what Marcy said is so true. Also, try to find ways to complement her that aren’t necessarily about her looks. When she works really hard to master that strike or form and finally gets it, encourage her. And stand up for her. If her brothers treat her in the way you suspect that can have a really bad effect on a little girls self-esteem. If anyone treats her in a way that you can tell bothers her, or if it just isn’t respectful of her speak up. You don’t have to make a big deal of it but something like “hey, that was rude. don’t say that again.” will go a long way in communicating to her that she can choose how she wants to be treated and isn’t subject to other’s whims about how they treat her.
|October 16, 2015 at 16:41|
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