Modern Day Princess
Daughters of the the King
Happy Valentine's Day!
Sunday, February 14 is the last day to complete the online Pre-MDP Surveys. A great big thank you to those of you who have completed the surveys! A few girls brought home paper copies for those who prefer to complete the survey that way. They can just be turned in to me the next time we meet. The links are listed below, so please take a few minutes to complete them online if you have not yet done so.
Last week, we talked about intentionally working on our family relationships, especially our relationship with our parents. We discussed how each person's family structure is different and makes up a part of their story. I asked the girls to be sensitive to each other's' situations as we go through the MDP process together. Here is how it was presented to the girls:
MDP will have a much greater impact if you have additional input from both a male and a female adult who know you well. These adults will not attend our group sessions, but they can help you to complete some activities at home to dig a little deeper into the various topics we will discuss. They will also be invited to participate and celebrate with you in our crowning ceremony.
You are strongly encouraged to develop this supportive relationship with both your mom and your dad during this journey. However, if for any reason one or both of your parents are not able to guide you through this process, you may ask another trusted adult to mentor and support you. If you are not sure what to do in regards to your adult support, I will happily assist you with selecting people who will be able to come alongside you during this important time.
It is especially important that each girl has someone to present her with a blessing at the ceremony, and there is significant evidence that points to the importance of a father's role in this process. Talk about this together and discuss who might be able to stand in for a parent who is not able to participate. It could be a relative or someone who knows your family well. I am here to help in any way that I can.