This weekend roundup is dedicated to the three year old princesses I love. If you are enamored, struggling, enjoying (or trying not to strangle) the little diva in your house, this one is for you. Take a deep breath, sisters, the best is yet to come.
Take that queenly energy and give your pre-schooler a world (or word) to rule. I suggest words like request, insist, believe and recognize. This may sound like a mouthful, but I promise you this power vocabulary will give your wild girl something big to say when she decides it's time to get her point across. Word Girl is your friend in all things vocabulary related.
And speaking of superheroes, maybe your mini-dictator needs a cape to fulfill her rule and conquer fantasies. While Disney tries to mold the tired old princess into a woman for a new day, plain-old superheroes get to have all their power without the pomp and circumstance. This kit from Klutz is just the thing to transform diva into dynasty in all the best ways.
Worried your girl is too high on yourself? Harboring secret fantasies for a well-mannered, "nice" girl who won't make any waves? Do a ten year review and ask yourself this question: How many times would having the confidence to say "no" have served me better? How many times has saying "yes" and bringing myself in line with the status quo been my saving moment? Then go check in and see what spitfire Maggie Doyne is doing with all that spunk and spirit in Nepal. I promise it will give you the tiniest bit of courage to let this girl of yours marinate a little bit longer in her desire to self-determine.
Still not convinced? Raising Girls is your one stop destination for giving your wild girl all the confidence and courage she needs to be her best self. You won't be sorry you stretched yourself--of this much I feel confident!
What's your sticky point when your girl won't get with the program? Feel free to confess your most common hesitations in the comments below.