This morning, while at the bus stop waiting for Emma’s bus, I shared this video with her.
Brave by Sarah Bareilles
Right before she boarded the bus, I reminded her to be brave, to practice using her voice and not be scared what other people might have to say about who she is. I think it’s difficult raising strong girls these days- teaching them how to take care of a future family while teaching them they can also be good at science, math, physics. Teaching them to be “meek” without being timid or silent. So, I guess, “brave” is a good word.