When adults talk to little girls, their first impulse is to say “look how pretty/cute you are!” But are these words as harmless as they sound? Turns out we may be enforcing the value of appearance over more important things like intellect. In your next conversation with a little girl, why not avoid gushing about looks, and talk about books instead? Check out Lisa Bloom: How to Talk to Little Girls

Tell us what you think: Are we in fact teaching girls to prioritize their appearance?