The Princess Problem: Guiding Our Girls through the Princess-Obsessed Years
September 2, 2014
By Rebecca C. Hains PhD
Advance Praise for The Princess Problem
Cartoon royalty, beware…
Little girls love everything about princesses: the beautiful dolls, the romantic love stories, the glittering play clothes. But pop-culture princesses are part of an enormous and powerful marketing machine, encouraging obsessive consumerism and delivering negative stereotypes about gender, race, and beauty to young girls. What’s a parent to do?
This book answers that question, equipping every parent with new skills that will help them navigate their daughter’s princess-saturated world and featuring stories and advice from parents, educators, psychologists, and children’s industry insiders—including former Disney employees.
Underpinned by university-approved research, The Princess Problem is the answer to the “now what?” question at the end of Cinderella Ate My Daughter—a practical, solutions-based outlook for dealing with the princess factor.
About the Author: Rebecca C. Hains, PhD, 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, Boston Globe, Today’s Parent, The Christian Science Monitor, and NPR. She blogs at rebeccahains.wordpress.com and lives north of Boston with her husband and two children.
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Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs received a complimentary copy of The Princess Problem by Rebecca C. Hains, PHD through www.sourcebooks.com for sharing this review.