As promised, I am finally starting my new series and challenge "Daring Girls" from the book The Daring Book for Girls, by Miriam Peskowitz.
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This book has many challenges and information to help young girls become daring, brave, smart, etc. I think it shouldn't be limited to young girls though. I think that women can take the ideas from this book and run with them too. I hope that this series will encourage you to learn something new, to try something you have never tried before, to rekindle an old love, to inspire you to dream again.
Today I'll be sharing the intro from the book:
"We were girls in the days before the Web, cell phones, or even voicemail. Telephones had cords and were dialed by, well, actually dialing. We listened to records and cassette tapes--we were practically grown-ups before CDs came to pass---and more often than not, we did daring things like walk to school by ourselves. Ride our banana-seat bikes to the local store. Babysit when we were still young enough to be babysat ourselves. Spent hours on our own, playing hopscotch or tetherball, building a fort in our rooms, or turning our suburban neighborhood into the perfect setting for covert ops, impromptu ball games, and imaginary medieval kingdoms.
Girls today are girls of twenty-first century, with email accounts, digital cable, iPods, and complex video games. Their childhood is in many ways much cooler than ours---what we would have given for a remote control, a rock-climbing wall, or video chatting! In other ways, though, girlhood today has become high pressured and competitive, and girls are inducted into grownup-hood sooner, becoming tweens and teens and adult women before their time.
In the face of all this pressure, we present stories and projects galore, drawn from the vastness of history, the wealth of girl knowledge, the breadth of sport, and the great outdoors. Consider the Daring Book for Girls a book of possibilities and ideas for filling a day with adventure, imagination --and fun. The world is bigger than you can imagine, and its yours for the exploring---if you dare.
Andrea J. Buchanan
What do you think? Will you join me each Tuesday? (Each week I will host a link-up here, where you can link-up what daring stuff you have been up to each week.)
Let me know that you will be joining me!
Don't forget to visit again, next Tuesday!