I read this article in the Wall Street Journal and it really hit home. I posted it on Facebook, but found that I had more to say about the subject.
On Saturday, my daughter who will be 11 on March 25th had her birthday party. Twelve of her friends from school, plus a couple family friends, came over to play in our yard with a bounce house and slide I rented. It was a beautiful day. My mom commented how delightful all the girls were–they were polite, friendly, happy, answered when spoken to, and while they were waiting for ice cream cake, they sat around the table singing songs from their upcoming 4th/5th grade school play (at the top of their lungs, but all in key!)