Stop Telling Young Girls “He’s Mean Because He Likes You”

Link to Babble:
Link to Babble: “We Should Never Tell Our Daughters ‘He’s Only Mean Because He Likes You'”

“Love equals kindness and respect, and it never, ever means touching someone in a way that will hurt them. When you tell your child that they were harmed because another person likes them, you’re connecting pain with love. That not only normalizes being abused, but also abusing others” (Joanna Schroeder, linked above).

Girls and boys need to understand that real love is never violent and that bullying is never excusable.

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2 thoughts on “Stop Telling Young Girls “He’s Mean Because He Likes You”

  1. This is so true. It started for me my dad was mean and my mom told me he only does it because of how you respond….he loves you and your wrong for questioning that. Which lead to my continued confusion about what love is.

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