Are you a little girl or a woman? Have you ever worn pigtails or a ponytail? If so, have you ever had your hair pulled by a little boy at school or church? If so, how did it make you feel?
Many girls can tell of stories where another child seemed to be mean to them, only to discover perhaps the person liked them and was just seeking their attention. This psychologist’s call reaction formation, the process by which we act opposite to our true feelings as a defense mechanism.
Author Zipporah Rayne tells a story of a little brown girl whose pig tails were pulled by a little brown boy. It turns out he just wanted to play! But the story has an interesting twist that I don’t want to ruin for you. Let’s just say this fun little story to help little girls understand the strange behaviors of their male counterparts. It has a comforting ending that promotes a strong relationship between a girl and her father. So, find out by ordering a copy for yourself.
I recommend this book for 5-8 year old girls.