The intent of the post below is to highlight the “helpful” lessons to be derived from the attraction to the “princess culture.” Girls (and many boys) are drawn to princesses, right or wrong. We can’t stop kids from knowing about princesses, but we can take the best lessons we can from the phenomenon. As parents sometimes we need to take advantage of the tools that present themselves to us, such as popular characters like princesses or superheroes, to teach helpful lessons.
Part 2 of this post, which focuses on the boys, The Superhero Starter Guide, will be posted next week.
We do see the potential drawbacks to the Princess genre, and If your kids are in need of a princess intervention, we highly recommend Princess Recovery: A How-to Guide to Raising Strong, Empowered Girls Who Can Create Their Own Happily Ever Afters by Dr. Jennifer L Hartstein
A regal guide to raising your family’s royalty
Whether your little one is taking bravery lessons from Disney’s newest princess Merida, or she’s studying to be the next Kate Middleton, princess dreams grace almost every household with little girls. Fortunately, in a generation where “spoiled and rich” threatens to be the new cool, today’s princesses rise to the role-model challenge by teaching daughters to be more like kind-hearted Cinderella and less like her mean and greedy step-sisters.
Use these tips to bring that message out of the movies and straight to your own little queen-to-be:
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