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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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How to Raise Empowered Girls in a Princess World!

It's no secret that little girls love princesses, but behind the twirly dresses and glittery crowns sits a powerful marketing machine, delivering negative stereotypes about gender, race, and beauty to young girls. So how can you protect your daughter, fight back, and offer new, less harmful options for their princess obsession?

The Princess Problem features real advice and stories from parents, educators, psychologists, children's industry insiders that will help equip our daughters to navigate the princess-saturated media landscape. With excellent research and tips to guide parents through honest conversations with their kids, The Princess Problem is the parenting resource to raising thoughful, open-minded children.

"a very insightful look at our princess culture...Parents — this is a must read!" — Brenda Chapman, Writer/Director, Disney/Pixar's BRAVE

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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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