On our way…
Posted by Tobi-Dawne
Just playing around on our walk home from the wee girlie’s school. As you can see, she went to school dressed up like a fairy (tinkerbell to be precise). She loves picking out her own clothes, and if the worst that ever happens is she occasionally goes to school dressed as a fairy, a princess, or a pirate, well… in my mind, that’s just fine. 😉
As parents it is important for us to guide our children, but we have to be careful that in our guiding that we don’t take over. Having choices to make for themselves helps build their sense of self, and can help to build their confidence and slowly prepare them for the larger decisions that will come their way in the future. We need to allow our little ones to have fun, and to look a little silly (from a grown-ups prospective), and to support the choice they’ve made in doing so.
Lily-Ann felt great about herself in her costume, and had a real sense of pride over having made her clothing choice herself. I love watching her check the temperature each morning and then going through her closet to decide what would be best. Occasionally she needs a little nudge from me towards something more weather appropriate, but generally she does really great. 😀
About Tobi-DawneTobi-Dawne Smith is many things to many people... photographer, canine behaviour expert, equal rights activist, green politician, lactivist, intactivist, writer, crafter, dog handler, third wave feminist, etc. But most important in her life is her role as mother to an amazing five year old. Learn more about TD at http://www.tobi-dawne.com/ follow her blog at https://td365.wordpress.com/ get to know her daughter at http://lilyannslemonade.wordpress.com/ or check out her work at http://tdphotography.me/
Posted on October 21, 2010, in BlackBerry, Our World, Parenting, Wee Girlie and tagged choices, costume, dress-up, fairy, learning, make-believe, playing, school, supporting, teaching, walking, wee girlie. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.