This easy-to-follow guide to ten fun, mother/daughter outings will help you open up the conversations you need to have with your 8- to 12-year-old daughter to help her navigate with integrity the toxicity invading our culture through today's television, music, and social media. Girls are being encouraged to "grow up" faster than ever, and through these candid activities and discussions about such topics as cyberbullying, changes in her body, dressing to impress, peer pressure, false standards of beauty, and more, you will arm your daughter with the tools she needs to remain graceful in the face of some not-so-graceful situations she will surely encounter in the near future.
Part I of this book provides a plethora of information to help you realize that NOW really is the time for you to have these critical conversations. Facts, statistics, and some surprising stories will open your eyes to the immense power of the pressure our girls are facing to act in ways that are anything but graceful.
Part II provides ten step-by-step "GAME Plans" which are written in the format of classroom lesson plans, and each includes a Goal, an Activity, a Materials list, and an Essential question. Each GAME Plan's carefully crafted object lesson is embedded in easy-to-follow and fun activities, such as bingo and matching games, clothes and perfume shopping, makeovers, manicures, and more, and ends with time for you and your daughter to journal your thoughts on that outing's essential question. Space is provided at the end of each outing for you to write in, and the Grace Against the Machine: Daughter's Companion Journal is available to directly align with this book and offer your daughter her own space to journal her thoughts.
If you're committed to raising a graceful girl in a not-so-graceful world - and to having fun while doing it - this is a must-have resource!