About a year ago, a good friend of mine asked me to start a subscription company with her that caters to tweens. The goal is to help young girls celebrate the power of positivity and bring Earth, love, sparkle to their lives one box at a time. As a mother of two girls I thought, "What a brilliant idea." I did not hesitate to give her my answer and Monday Sparkles was born.
So, the big question: Why tweens? Preadolescence or the "Tween Years" can bring its own challenges and anxieties, and, unlike most of the phases of childhood before this, crucial elements of preadolescence are starkly different for boys and girls. It is here that anxieties, development, and self-esteem can take unwanted turns. Enter social media and the ugly aspects of bullying, body image, and peer relationships can quickly spiral out of control.
This particular idea of reinforcing a girl’s self-worth, especially at that critical age (which my oldest daughter is rapidly approaching) is truly important to me. Bad and hard things will happen. Life does not discriminate. I want her to understand that. I want my girls to grow up believing in themselves, believing that they are strong, that they can do anything and feel safe being just as fantastic and strong as they are.
What makes Monday Sparkles unique is having a positive message of inspiration and empowerment where young girls can gift to #sparklesomeonesday. To learn more about Monday Sparkles and how you can get our subscription boxes for your own daughter or to give as gifts to a special tween in your life, please visit us at www.mondaysparkles.com.
“And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.“
– Marriane Williamson
Photography by Julie Angold