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Inspiring Our Daughters AND Our Sons

A Day in the Life Family Kids Things We Love

International Women’s Day was last week and all across social media we saw post after post about empowering girls and woman everywhere. It begins with demonstrating that girls and women are strong and that we need to recognize that our daughters, wives, sisters, females everywhere are just as able as any boy or man out there.

Now while this movement is great, (though quite surprising that we still have to fight for equality for women), it got me to think…it is not only about our daughters, but our sons as well.

I’m a mom of two boys and while I am all for girl power, our sons must realize the true scope as well. We need to teach our sons about respect, how to treat others and how they should always appreciate the women in their lives.

My husband and I always show what love and respect looks like to our boys. Ensuring that they see the real way people should and shouldn’t be treated. It starts in the home, but can be found everywhere. On the streets, at school, at a program, and even on TV.

Whoever you are, male or female, we need to band together and get inspired. And Netflix has done that by featuring series’ that show empowering characters.

Studies have shown that girls as young as six are influenced by gender stereotypes, and that role models from the entertainment they choose can have a lasting effect. Rest assured, Netflix is home to girls who mean business and that’s something all kids can get behind! Whether it’s Violet’s quick wit, Elena’s activist mentality, or Deidra & Laney’s unorthodox thinking, there’s something for every girl to relate to. Strong female characters aren’t just important for girls, boys are also growing up with Eleven saving the crew and Tip showing that true friendship knows no bounds.

This month we are sharing which female Netflix characters your kids connect with.

Our family’s tops pics?

Violet’s quick wit from A Series of Unfortunate Events 

Eleven’s ability to save the crew in Stranger Things

And of course, saving the day with our friends from TrollHunters

Share your family’s favourite Netflix shows that have made a positive impact and how these strong females have helped shape their outlook on life!

xo

D

*Disclosure: I am part of the Netflix #StreamTeam. I receive product in exchange for monthly posts about new and exciting Netflix series. All views and opinions are my own…

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For the last 7+ years I have immersed myself in the “mom life”. My blog, appropriately named Me, Myself and Kids is my life; the challenges, the laughter, and the tears. But I also offer my own version of motherly advice. In doing so, I’ve designating myself as an MD or “Mom Doc”. Not because I know it all. Don’t get me wrong. It’s an open perspective; my learnings shared so you can take the good, bad and ugly and adapt it to your own family life. So please join me as I share all of the crazy and overwhelming thoughts and experiences of the mom life with Me, Myself and Kids.

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  • Martin May 25, 2017

    “We need to teach our sons about respect, how to treat others and how they should always appreciate the women in their lives.”

    Brilliant! Just one question though – do you teach daughters about respect, how to treat others and how they should appreciate the MEN in their lives on International Men’s Day?

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov May 25, 2017

      If I had daughters I would! And I’m sure many do. It’s a two way street!

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