A How-To Guide to Raising Strong, Empowered Girls Who Can Create Their Own Happily Ever Afters
by Jennifer L. Hartstein, PsyD
At two, she only wears dresses because she’s a princess like the ones on TV. At six, she wants the trendiest, scantily clad doll because all her friends have it. At eight, she’s begging for makeup because she wants to be pretty like the teen superstars.
Your daughter has every opportunity to be independent and confident—if only you could help her tune out the rest of the world! But can you really deny your little girl dresses, cartoons, and friends until she is out of danger?
Child and adolescent psychologist Dr. Jennifer L. Hartstein has good news: you don’t have to! Her unique program teaches you to curb the world’s influence on your daughter—without making her live in a bubble. In this book, Dr. Hartstein teaches you to:
Each chapter includes an explanation of a specific “Princess Symptom” and how parents, peers and other social pressures may be contributing to it. Each is followed a healthy “Heroine Value” that can counteract the symptoms, along with realistic ways to implement that value based on a child’s age (ages 2-3, 4-5, and 6-8).
With this plan, you can bring balance, confidence, and self-sufficiency into your daughter’s life without denying her a modern, vibrant childhood. Hardcover. (239 pp.)