My colleague Lynne Marie Wanamaker wrote this great article, Raising a Strong-Voiced Girl:
Every parent should read it.
In my last blog entry, Just Yell . . . Part 2, I mentioned that one young teen was confident she'd never be an abduction victim, while her peers worried. Why should any young girl have to be afraid? Aware, yes. Living in fear? Is that what you want for your daughter?
Why not teach children, from an early age, to use their voices with spirit?
Lynne's new blog (not entirely about self-defense, but a lot of parenting) is at http://www.mindbodymama.com.