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Is your daughter a princess? There is a humorous column in the March 27 LA Times titled "Resist the princesses." Do you discourage it when your daughter wants to be a princess? Or is it just part of growing up for girls?”

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  • My daughter is a total princess! Girly girl!!! I don't discourage it because I think its important for a girl and her self confidence and confidence in making decisions about what she wants. I don't encourage it to the other extreme though so she forgets who she is and everything is focused around looks and what material things she has. There is a balance to everything.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Jean on 1st April 2008

  • I must admit, I kinda like the princess stuff. Not to an extreme, but I do think it's cute and fun. My daughter's still a little young for it, but she does LOVE "Cinderelly" and dancing in her tutu. Nothing wrong with that, in my opinion.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Susan Wenner Jackson on 31st March 2008

  • I am the proud mama of 2 princesses. A wore her cinderella shoes and dress to school at least 2 times a week when she was 2. Imagination is important and wonderful, and I can't imagine trying to stifle that. I discourage Diva behavior, but we do love to let our imaginations run free.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Niki D on 29th March 2008

  • Mine just started the princess thing- especially after we went to Disneyworld last month. Waited in line for over an hour so she could get her pic taken- then she freaked and refused by the time she got close to them...Anyway back to your question- No I don't discourage it. If she is not hurting herself, others and it is not morally wrong, I let my baby girl be whatever she wants!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Earthmama on 29th March 2008

  • I would not discourage it. She should have fun with the concept now while she is young. If she tries to play princess in High School then I will have issue with it.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by on 29th March 2008