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10 Magic Messages Every Princess Needs to Hear

Posted by Jen on March 11, 2009 at 9:59 AM in Jen
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1. You are powerful.
2. You can say no when you need to.
3. You know the right thing to do, and you can do it.
4. You are beautiful.
5. You can be strong and need tenderness at the same time.
6. Your big strong emotions are safe with me.
7. I will honor your strength.
8. I will respect you and your wishes.
9. I will teach you how to be brave and kind.
10. I will love you no matter what.

At least, that's what the princesses in my life are telling me they'd like to hear, in hushed whispers at the dinner table, when their mothers are ready to strangle them for being such divas or devils, you decide.

What do you think, supersisters? Will we turn them into monsters if we give them more rein (or maybe that should be reign!) I'd love to hear your honest opinion in the comments below. Is it possible to give little girls too much power?

6 Comments

PunditMom writes...

PunditGirl so needs these wise words right now. Why is it so hard to convince a lovely and strong third grader that she has wonderful and unique qualities that she should be proud of?

GailNHB writes...

No, I don't think it's possible to give little girls (or big girls either!) too much power. I want my daughter to know that she has lots and lots of power, but I want her to know that she needs to be careful how she wields it - not to hurt herself or others. Other than that, be strong. Live strong. Share your strength. And ask for help when you need to borrow the strength of friends and family members.

I soooooo wish someone had told me of the strength and power I had when I was a little girl.

Denise writes...

I think this is wonderful. I'm a grandma now and will say this everyday to both my princesses, my daughter and granddaughter. I think girls need to know this about themselves. It's a tough world out there and they need to know you are there for them.

Sky writes...

I love it. It's absolutely perfect!

I don't think that you can give little girls too much power. I want my daughter to grow up knowing she can do whatever she sets her little heart out to do, and at the same time, appreciate those before her who didn't have the chance to experience what she has and will be able to!

Wife and Mommy writes...

I think it's a great list and I'm going to implement it with my daughter Cupcake!

But...

Like anything else, I think it's important to moderate with each situation and the personality of the child. Like I know Cupcake could get it some of this her head and run with it...eventually getting a head that is TOO big.

"Is it possible to give little girls too much power?"

Yes, unfortunately, I think yes. And I want to avoid that. Although I'd rather she have too much power than too little.

Laura writes...

Plain and simple "NO".
I want my daughter to know that she can do or be anything she wants - a princess, an artist or plastic surgeon. Yes, these are things she wants to be when she grows up. I want her to be safe, secure, loved and happy. The power is all hers - just in a positive - good way. I don't want her hurting others to get "there". :)

Great post Jen...
Laura

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