Give Girls a Gift that Gives Back

Give Girls a Gift that Gives Back

(ARA)- Every mom knows that parenting girls can be a daunting task, especially around the holidays when their gift lists contain teen queen merchandise that may not be age appropriate. However, there are gifts this holiday season that help moms give their daughters more than just a toy.
Savvy Mommy Victoria Pericon, editor of SavvyMommy.com, offers a few ways to empower girls to be expressive and self-assured.
* Help your daughter learn to make good choices.
Offer your daughter the option of choosing a small stocking stuffer or leaving her stocking empty in favor of your making a donation to the charity of her choice.
* Make helping others an important part of your lives.
One doll, Groovy Girls RSVP (ManhattanToy.com), was specifically designed to provide girls with an easy opportunity to give back to their community during playtime. Dressed in their party best, each doll includes a special password to access RSVP parties and features on the Groovy Girls RSVP Web site. While completing RSVP online activities, girls earn points toward making a doll donation to a girl in need through the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.
* Actively search for good role models.
Arrange a special holiday brunch with a female friend or relative and give books by female authors about girls who do great things.
* Be your daughter's personal cheering section.
Use positive reinforcement and be the positive voice in your daughter's life.
For more information and tips on parenting girls, visit Moms.GroovyGirls.com.