My love for American Girl is no secret, it is also no secret that I think every little girl should have a doll and why I randomly buy them and do giveaways here on the blog for them. American Girl dolls are so much more then a doll. They teach things, you can learn from them and the hold precious childhood memories. I have mine that I got when I was 8 years old, the original Samantha and all of her things. Shortly I will be handing down my American Girl things (aside from the doll) to my girls now that we found the trunk of them in my parents attic!
American Girl Dolls come with a story, a learning adventure for each character. The world of each doll can be fully submersed in and girls will learn about history, important life lessons and have fun while doing it.
American Girl has always stood for empowering girls and helping them reach their full potential, all of the stories you read about the dolls are inspirational. The characters had a drive and a will to change things, or be something from a dancer to an artist. It gives our girls the ability to see that they can be and do whatever they put their mind to. Which I think is a very important message.
Starting today, American Girl is embarking on a new mission to unite more girls than ever before. The movement encourages the unstoppable force of girls working together and supporting each other. It starts with a new kind of rallying cry: a pledge, inviting girls (and those who champion them~from moms, grandmas, dads, grandpas, brothers and friends!) to make to each other as a promise of support and unity.
As you know with my oldest daughter last year we dealt with bullying and it was a rough year. This pledge I think is a great way to combat things like that. Instead of having girls tear each other down, teaching them to lift each other up, support each other and work together is a better option for everyone!
I am taking the pledge and I am having my girls take the Pledge when they get home from school! You and your girls can take the pledge to, just head on over here to do it! As moms it is our job to make our kids the best adults they can be, this pledge is a great way to show them that working together is so much better then tearing each other down!
Also they have a great video about the pledge, I think it is really important for us as moms to make sure we are teaching our girls that they should work together, they should help one another, they should love one another and that will make the world a better place. Not just for them now but for when they get older and they are adults. It will teach them that working together you can get much more accomplished then tearing each other apart!