In case you missed it, April 22nd marked the beginning of the first annual National Princess Week. Inviting children across the country to “celebrate the sparkle and wonder of every princess,” the long and the short of it is that Disney and Target partnered up (with Julie Andrews as a spokesperson) to get folks to buy a bunch of stuff for girls. Regardless of how you feel about the princess craze (and I pass no judgment here), I think we can all pretty much agree that these beloved characters are hardly lacking the attention and admiration that would warrant a week dedicated to their appreciation. But alas, as the Oncler once said to the Lorax, “business is business and business must grow!”
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- Tales of a Superhero Princess
- A Line in the Sand(wich)
- Be My Enemy
- Best Friends Forever?
- Top Ten Things That Make Me Cringe
- And That’s What It’s All About
- You Should Be So Clever
- Who’s My Boss?
- Getting Schooled By My Preschooler
- Messes and Messages
- 10 Reasons Girls & Boys Should Play Together
- Lego Friends Misses the Mark on Friendships
Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow into Troublesome Gaps
by Lise Eliot, Ph.D.
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