I have a daughter with a very independent and assertive spirit, so when I heard that she was being called “bossy” I was troubled by the potential messages this word could be sending her. After speaking with a group of women about their stance on the word bossy, I was inspired to write The Case for Raising a Bossy Daughter, here on Babble.
Not too long after, Sheryl Sandberg launched the Ban Bossy campaign, which focuses on encouraging girls to be leaders with a strong voice. In the video below, the women from The Mom’s View and I sat down to have a discussion about this word. Check it out and let us know how you feel about the word bossy in the comments below.
Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman), follow up fill-in journal My Prudent Advice, and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family. Follow Jaime on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube.