Growing parental concern about young girls being inundated with princess culture is being addressed by Disney, the biggest global purveyor of princess characters on television and film.
Ummm, even though I played with dolls and dreamt of being a princess just like the Disney characters, one thing kept me grounded - my mum. I watched her work several jobs. There wasn't a thing she couldn't fix around the home. Independent, yes she was. Taught me how to do my own thing, how to be strong. We don't need Disney to 'rescue' our little girls. We need the power of strong female role models, telling us we can do anything we set our minds to.
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A product that says it can teach babies to read from three months old is being sold to parents and used in childcare centres in Australia despite its makers being prosecuted for misleading claims in the United States.
A recent study revealed that children who watch television for more than three hours a day are more likely to develop rebellious behaviors by age seven.The study found that five-year-olds who watched more TV had an increased risk of developing antisocial...
Love the part in this article that talks about childtren having power over play, . too right too. They own their world and watching/learning how they see things through their eyes is a beautiful thing.