Last week, Eliana Osborn talked about raising her son “among princesses.” She mentions that we talk a lot these days about the princess culture and girls – but don’t talk about what effects it can have on boys. She’s got some great points about how she doesn’t want her son to always focus on looks – or think that he’s going to have to rescue some helpless woman his whole life. I encourage you to check out Osborn’s article, posted on Babble, if for no other reason than because it’ll set you up for mine.
Osborn got me thinking – I don’t watch
too many any Disney princess movies. But am I raising my son “among action movie heroes?” Are there things I don’t want my little man to think, despite what he’ll be learning from the (awesome) movies we’ll (eventually) watch together?