The Princess Problem
Guiding Our Girls Through the Princess-obsessed YearsBook - 2014
Offers advice from parents, educators, and psychologists on how parents can navigate princess-saturated marketing which often features harmful stereotypes about gender, race, and beauty.
Hains offers intelligent discussion and helpful insight into the ever-pervasive "princess culture" little girls grow up with today. The first half of the text is devoted to the discussion of media and the role of parents in creating media savvy children. The second half offers concrete advice and tips as to how to actually achieve the goal of raising media savvy kids. This half is divided into chapters that each tackle a specific issue. Chapter titles include, The Problem with Princess Marketing, The Problem with the Pretty Princess Mandate, and The Problems of Race Representation and Racism. The text also includes a step-by-step template for beginning an intelligent discussion of the movie, Frozen, with one's child. The text concludes with a list for further reading. There are numerous "real life" examples of parents dealing with media issues throughout the text, as well as the tale of the author's own foray into media management. The text will be of interest to the parent or educator of young children, especially, of course, girls. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
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