The folks at Veggie Tales have recently spent some time focusing on movies catering to girls and the things they really need to hear before they hit those preteen years. Those wonderful years when society starts telling you that you aren't good enough if you don't look just so perfectly perfect. We have several of the CD's (because nothing is quite the same as belting out the Veggie Tales songs in the car with the kids) and were listening to one of them today. What struck me with this particular song is that this is message girls need to hear not only from their heavenly Father, but from their earthly one as well. This is the message fathers need to get across to their little ones and older ones. They need to remind their daughters that in his eyes, they are perfect and amazing and wonderful. And they need to tell them that all the time. I'm not talking telling your 3-year-old that she is pretty. I'm talking telling your older daughter and taking an interest in her life and getting to know her just the two of you. I'm talking about spending time learning her hobbies and introducing her to yours. Taking her out for a date. Getting to know her friends and not just leaving it up to Mom. I'm talking telling your daughter those 3 little words parents often neglect to use for their older children (and yet then expect to hear coming from their children anyway even if they stopped saying it themselves). So, Dads, listen to the song and go home and tell your daughters what they need to hear from you because no one else will ever have the same influence in her life as you will.