“Being a Princess is not really about looking beautiful or wearing a crown… it’s about who you are on the inside.”
I was sold. This quote was perfect! I even tell my boys All. The. Time. it’s about what is on the inside! As I got farther into the book, I found chapters that really spoke to me and my ministry at church. I tell my girls in youth some these same principles often:
- Have a Good Attitude.
- Work and Faith Go Together.
- Be Confident in Yourself.
- Explore Your Talents.
- Always Find a New Dream.
- Family is Worth Fighting For.
- Kindness Goes a Long Way.
- Control Your Reactions if Not your Feelings.
- Don’t Settle For Less Than Love.
- Fight for Your Love.
Princess shows us how to use the
princess movies our girls adore to teach good life lessons. With fun role models, and the right
guidance, our girls can be strong, independent, happy young ladies…and a
once-cute-but-now-nauseatingly-annoying song stuck in your head because it’s
been playing non-stop for three days?
Sometimes we feel overwhelmed by the princesses that seem to be invading
our daughters’ lives.
thought, we can see that those same perfect-haired, poufy dress clad,
musical virtuoso’s are, in fact,
good role models for our daughters.
Instead of just letting their eyes gloss over with glitter and sometimes
less than creative lyrics, our girls can be gaining some great guidance for
wonderful examples on a variety of subjects, ranging from developing yourself,
learning to deal with others, facing what life has to throw at you, as well, of
course, as some good, realistic lessons on love. We just need to take the time to see it, and explain it to
our girls so that they can learn the great lessons that are right there in
front of them for the taking.
author and an established reviewer.
She has a B.A. in Anthropology from Brigham Young University and is a
stay-at-home mom. Jennifer’s love
of her children, and all things Disney, inspired her to write her thoughts on
what can be taught to our daughters from the countless hours they will likely
spend anyway watching princess movies.