As the mother of a little girl, there is so much I want to teach her that I don’t have to teach my son. Sad as that is. I want her to know she is just as good and can do almost anything her brother can do. I want her to know she is strong, but can also be sweet and girly. If she wants to play with boy toys, I’ll buy them for her. If she wants to play the dirtiest and roughest sports, I’ll let her. If she wants a career doing something not many girls do, I’ll support her.
My daughter is super girly. She loves clothes, loves princesses, and loves all the girly cartoons like Sophia the First. She also, is her father’s child. She loves to wrestle with her dad and her brother. She usually is the one who initiates it. She loves to play with guns and is always talking about killing the bad guys. She also once told me she wanted to be a ‘Rine like her Daddy.
It’s hard to encourage both sides of her personality. I try to find books and movies that help show she can be girly, yet tough.
The Super Duper Princess Heroes: How It All Started
The Super Duper Princess Heroes is a new children’s book by Sanjay Nambiar. Inspired by his six-year old twin daughters, he felt it was critical for them to have a narrative that included fun costumes and aesthetics, but that also could inspire young girls to see their inner worth and full potential.
The three princesses find magic tiaras that give them special powers, but with power comes responsibility. If they succeed, they will prove that being a princess is not just about fancy dresses and jewelry, but instead about courage and independence.
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I was given the book in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.