I have a little girl (and a boy) who will love the movie Brave. I’ll take them to see it almost as soon as it comes out.
Thanks to The Mary Sue for sharing this.
I’m one of 4 boys and have zero experience dealing with little girls. That’s why I can say it’s different for girls but I can’t really say why it’s different. I can explain it and I sure don’t understand it.
My girl is talented and smart. She picks up all sorts of crafts without any effort and loves making things. Lily is like that too and our girl often impresses us with her ability.
Yet I find I need to reinforce that a) she really is smart, and b) she can do anything. She sometimes lacks that confidence and needs to be told more so than her brother.
The boys in my family, including myself and my son, have always understood these things. We know we’re smart (by divine inference!) and we’re only limited by ourselves (read as I’m also lazy).
That’s good and it made for some really fun and colorful
knock down fights discussions growing up. That’s my parents fault and is how I was made. I like it and wouldn’t change a thing.
Although as I get older I do find it more useful to keep those details inside.
But I’m not equipped to deal with the confidence issues that little girls have. I just don’t have the experience. But I’ll continue to work at it and more movies like Brave will help.
Now if only Disney doesn’t screw this up somehow; I’m still miffed that their new movie won’t be called “A Princess of Mars”.