The Princess Problem: Guiding Our Girls through the Princess-Obsessed Years

The Princess Problem: Guiding Our Girls through the Princess-Obsessed Years

by Rebecca Hains


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ISBN-13: 9781402294037
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 09/02/2014
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Rebecca Hains, Ph.D., is a professor of media studies at Salem State University. She researches girls' media culture, and over the years, she has heard from countless parents about their princess-related parenting struggles. She has been published or quoted in a range of media, including the Huffington Post, the Boston Globe, Today's Parent, The Christian Science Monitor, and NPR. She blogs at and lives north of Boston with her husband and two children.

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Princess Problem: Guiding Our Girls Through the Princess-Obsessed Years 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Greta_Sky More than 1 year ago
Really helpful, highly recommended! Such a smart concept to give parents tools to raise girls who have media literacy skills. Also really fun to read! Nice balance of style and content.
Sam_C More than 1 year ago
This is easily the best book on parenting girls I've read in the past year or two. It's so much more than the title suggests. It's not really about the problems with girls' princess obsessions. It's about how our society is obsessed with telling girls they should be princesses who are pretty, thin, meek, passive, and so on.  "The Princess Problem" shines in that it goes beyond railing against how society treats girls and instead gives parents solutions. (Why wasn't this book called "The Princess Solution," I wonder?) It teaches parents how to raise girls who are media literate, who can identify the stupidly stereotypical ideas about girls in pop culture and toys, and who can understand that those stereotypes are NOT reality. I find the author's suggestions easy to use and implement. So grateful for this book! Recommended for: parents/grandparents/caregivers who want some great ideas to add to their bag of tricks on raising smart, critical-thinker girls.
Jo_K68 More than 1 year ago
Thought provoking read for the parents of little girls...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great author, good analysis. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
brilliant author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Princess Problem is an excellent book from beginning to end. It is well researched, well written and easy to follow. It reads like a well-crafted novel but with concrete analysis and first hand interviews of parents with children who have been impacted by our very invasive princess culture. This is not a book just for parents or grandparents of little girls. The media coaching techniques are invaluable to all parents, or care givers of children. The techniques are easy to follow and put into practice. Simply by using these tools it will help people to raise empowered young women instead of insecure, look-obsessed princesses. I cannot tell you how helpful Dr. Hains' book has been with coaching my six year old. Without these tools I'm not sure I would have had the ability to navigate through the princess obsessed years. The marketing is so strong that an ordinary person feels helpless to guide their child against it. I was looking for an answer and I found it in Dr. Hains' book. High praise for bringing this issue to the forefront and placing much needed and easy to follow coaching tools into my hands.