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Be The Princess If That's What You Want To Be
Mom, writer and blogger for The Everyday Mom Life
Be the hot dog, be the Ninja Turtle and be the princess if that’s what you want to be.
The New Cinderella Movie Still Makes me Cry
Sharing insights & personal experiences on education, aging, s...
My granddaughters have been exposed to many modern princesses who have courage and decide their own fate: Merida from
, Rapunzel from
and Elsa from
. They have plenty of courage. But kindness? Not so much.
Why Fairy Tales Are Bad For Our Kids
Expert in Women's Leadership, Mindfulness, and How to Lean In ...
When we censor our children's stories to exclude the suffering that is inherent in the human condition, we isolate our children. We create an environment that promotes shame and a belief that they are not good enough because they cannot live up to the standards in these stories.
If Our Sons Were Treated Like Our Daughters
Educational psychologist, consultant, and author of Her Next C...
Come with me. Let's open the door to a parallel universe. Here in this parallel world, the rules are different because gender roles are flipped. Loving parents and teachers accept this strange culture as if it's not so bad, or perhaps even good.
Tutu Much, Tutu Soon
Leslie Kendall Dye
actor, dancer, writer, nostalgic person.
Maybe I just wanted to win the argument. Maybe I am as weary of people finding me a killjoy or a cliche of retro hippie culture when I talk about tutus as I am of the tutus themselves. Either way, I thought of another reason I dislike tutus on toddlers.
A Disney Princess with Down Syndrome. Could It Work?
There is a petition sweeping the Internet asking Disney to incorporate a protagonist with Down syndrome, but there is a backlash brewing even within the special needs community asking, is it necessary?
My Son Wears Dresses, and That's OK With Me
I am an Actor turned Psychotherapist
If my son is gay, so be it. Maybe he is. Maybe he's not. Maybe he'll be a cross dresser. Maybe not. I have no control over any of it. All I can do is be supportive.
When Did We Let Princess Become a Bad Word?
Lisa Abeyta is the Founder and CEO of APPCityLife, Inc. and th...
If I remember correctly, most of those princess stories have the ladies facing down evil, running through forests and climbing towers -- and they manage to do it all in a dress.
The Fissure in Our Princess Freeze-Out
Claire Shipman and Katty Kay
Our girls have to get messy and learn to relish what they can do, even if -- or especially if -- that power causes trouble.
My Daughter Is Not a Princess
Blogger at "No Idea What I'm Doing: A Daddy Blog"
I want her to love someone, not because they own a castle or a nice horse, but because they are a good person with values and virtues. Someone who will not treat her like a princess, but treat her like a partner.
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This Is NOT the Candy Land of Your Childhood
Boston-based writer, comedy and music junky
He steered me in the direction of an end cap a few aisles away, calling out to me as I hurried off, "They changed the box and packaging a little bit, but you should be able to spot it." Spotted.
Has 'Princess Culture' Gone Too Far?
Among today’s educated urbanites, however, princess glamor is suspect. The postfeminist mothers of princess-besotted little
'You Are Not A Princess' Ads From Mercy Academy Tell Girls They Can Be So Much More
And let's be real, all-girls schools are just plain awesome. Kerry Washington attended one, and said that's how she learned
Proud Dad of Two Geek Girls
John Marcotte is the founder of Heroic Girls, an organization ...
My girls have tiaras and gowns in their dress-up box right next to their capes and masks. They have a drawer full of Barbie dolls that live in peaceful coexistence with their action figures. But I think it is important for them to know that looking pretty is not the only option they have in life.
Where My Zero Tolerance Princess Policy Broke Down
I have a princess -- a little magical ballerina-butterfly-tutu-fairy-princess. It's not what I chose, it's what she chose. And when faced with this responsibility, I believe it's not my job to teach princess abstinence; rather it's my job to teach my daughter how to use princesses wisely.
Embracing the Disney Princess Craze
Social innovation and education enthusiast, feminist, mommy, w...
Walking around the streets of Disney, I found myself in an odd juxtaposition between intoxication with the sparkles, jewels and tiaras on the one hand, and disbelief that I was an active participant in what I had so proudly balked at in my former life. My former life being my life before children.
Staying True to Merida: Why This Fight Matters
Writer and Co-Director
The message Disney sends to the public in changing Merida is that she is not good enough the way she is. In doing that, they are making the same statement to all the young girls out there.
10 Real World Princesses Who Don't Need Disney Glitter
Little Girls Are Better At Designing Superheroes Than You: A Project By Alex Law (PHOTOS)
There is much to love about a Tumblr that collects photos of little girls dressed as superheroes. From a traditional Wonder
All Hail Princess Leia
I've adapted to the presence of princesses in my life, explaining wisely to other moms, "Oh, the princess stuff? I don't mind it. It's actually kind of fun."
Disney Princesses As The Avengers (PHOTOS)
Just a few years after Disney bought Marvel, the merger is having a distinct effect on some of each company's most beloved
Raising a Son Within the Princess Culture
Blogger, Creating Motherhood
A funny thing happened when I met my son -- I started to realize how destructive girl power can be to boys.
Why I Created Sofia The First
Co-Executive Producer/Writer, "Sofia the First: Once Upon a Pr...
I saw that my son, Miles, could use a fantasy character who was a reflection of himself --serving as a kind of magic mirror that would allow him to enjoy the fantasy while strongly identifying with the situations playing out in the show.
The Great Irrelevant Princess Debate
Writer, Editor, Mom
This year, my 4 ½ year old daughter Zoe wanted to be a princess for Halloween. Nothing wrong with that... or is there?
10 Lessons From A Birthday Party Princess [ILLUSTRATIONS]
6. The only thing princess-crazed little girls like as much as princess stuff is telling you about their princess stuff. "In
7 Ways We're Holding Girls Back
LearnVest is a program for your money.
Research hasn't quite pinpointed why women don't make as much as men. But maybe, just maybe, it has something to do with ideas that have been subtly ingrained in us since we were very young.
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