I have a dear friend, Andi, who also has an Ethiopian daughter and we have made a pact to not give in to the "princess movement". Little girls are just that, little girls, not princesses! No t-shirts, no tiaras (until they get married), no hats or room decorations that speak of our daughters being "the princess". Now I have to say, I am really glad about this because Annabelle thinks she is the Queen (not just the princess) of Sheba without any encouragement from me. Now, don't get me wrong... We love pink and sparkles and anything "be-dazzled", but I didn't want Annabelle to feel entitled to being treated like a princess because everyone calls her a princess. So here is the story of how I caved.
Parenting with Fear
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