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Words to ponder

Saw the movie The Help last night. Lots and lots of important messages in this movie/book. Here’s one to ponder. The maid (who today would probably be called the nanny), telling the white child:

“You is kind. You is smart. You is important.”
Kathryn Stockett (The Help)

Yes, that’s the message we want our children to hear. The maid tells it to the child over and over again because the mother does not. Mom’s too hung up on her everyday social life to parent her child.

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  1. August 29, 2011 at 2:54 am

    That book was fabulous. I listened to the audio book, and was amazed and touched on so many levels.

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