Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Glamorized Disney princesses may not be affecting girls the way parents believe
I think we need to stop worrying and give our beautiful little princesses more credit. It’s fun to play dress-up and look “pretty,” but we don’t need to worry that’s all our girls will think of when they look at a Disney princess.
Chances are, their sweet innocent eyes see past the “perfect” and focus on the important qualities each unique Disney princess — and little girl — possess.
Just for fun, I asked my two boys their thoughts.
“Is Mommy a princess?” I asked with a wink.
“Not yet!” my 4-year-old replied.
Not exactly the answer I was hoping for!
“Who is a princess?”
“Grandma!” my 2-year-old declared.
Yes, indeed. Princesses take time, and I hope to one day be as “kind," "nice," "friendly" and "courageous” as my dear princess mother who continues to be an example of what being a queen in training is all about.
Carmen Rasmusen Herbert is a former "American Idol" contestant who writes about entertainment and family for the Deseret News.
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