Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Princess Darcy


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Darcy is 3 and 9 months and in love with all things Princess.

She wants to dress as them, twirl as them, be like them and over and over and over, watch them!

We are big big BIG on Disney in this house so I'll never say 'no' to a Disney film or five and are counting down the days to our next big Disney trip!


Something I think about a lot though are the implications of reinforcing the idea that being a princess is something to aspire to to little girls. She is only small and so to her, what I say is gospel and whilst her mind is so impressionable, it leaves quite an imprint. 

Whilst a lot of the early princesses were depicted as pretty with sweet singing voices but very much the damsel in distress waiting to be rescued, I have enjoyed that in the last decade or so, princesses have had a lot more about them. 

When I tell Darcy she is like a princess I tell her she is smart and brave and strong and kind. I want her to grow up valuing her mind and her ability to think and plan and solve or to love and give and care. I think it will be wonderful if she has long blonde hair and a beautiful voice for singing to woodland creatures and bluebirds that land on your fingers but I know it will be even better to have that alongside the aforementioned qualities. 

I allow and encourage Darcy to dress up and dance and pretend to be a princess, but as I do, I remind her how that being a princess means more than just a perfect face and swirling dress.

Next time you see a little lady and tell her she is a princess, remind her exactly what that means. She'll thank you for it one day. 

Toodlepip!

xx

187 comments:

  1. Parenting: doing it right <3

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    1. Oh yes. Louise is a wonderful mom. Darcy's lucky to have you and her sweet personality and cuteness says a lot about her upbringing. Go Louise! Oh and might I just add... Darcy looks so cute in that dress.

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  2. What a great way to build up confidence, LOVE parenting posts.

    Kim :D

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    1. Yeah right, we never thought of it this way. And she's so sweet.

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  3. This is sooo cute xx Darcy is a little cutie and her mum is such an inspiration to her and everyone else xx

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  4. Darcy is such a lucky princess to have a mummy like you.

    Your amazing Louise & don't forget it!! xx

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  5. This is so true and it's great that you're telling Darcy these things, she's going to grow up to be a very wordly little girl!
    Hannah x
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  6. Darcy is so cute and it is fun to pretend to be a princess but I love the message you give her. You're right the mind is so impressionable when little and the more positive messages you can give her the better :-)

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  7. I love this post! You are such a gorgeous mummy :) Darcy is so cute and I love that she is growing up with different influences and ideas that you present her with. Lovely to read and see,
    - C
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    1. You are right, I feel this is actually the right concept and even Disney is showing our ''strong'' princesses now, so the kids need to know right. Being a princess is so lovely and growing up like Darcy is, with this lovely mom, she's doing it right.

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  8. What a great post and Darcy is so incredibly cute! :) Parenting at it's best! x

    Amy • Amy’s Corner

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    1. Definitely, Louise makes parenting feel so special. I learn so much from her. She's great.

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  10. Darcy is precious. It's always a pleasure seeing her feature in your vlogs, she always beings a smile to my face. You have created a gem. :)

    Naturally Jes

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  11. I Love this! you are such an amazing mummy to darcy!
    i bet she can't wait to go to Disney Land! i hope your family and the bitsandclips family have a wonderful holiday!
    I know that Marie has her comments turned off on her video but she is in my prays! i hope she can pull through this!

    Just Another Girl xxx
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    1. Right! I actually feel being a mom is so super nice now. Ah!

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  13. This is such a lovely post, Darcy is so lucky to have you as a mother! xx

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  14. How adorable! Every little girl wants to be a princess!

    Josie XOXO
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  15. I can't even express how much I love that you address those topics. :) I think we're all aware of the fact that you shouldn't have gender-related expectations towards children but it's way too easy to have them without even realising (and also sometimes quite hard to distinguish between what you do because you know a child likes it and what you do because you assume the child likes it - possibly because of his or her gender). However, what I wanted to say was I'm always wondering how I can have children one day without gender-stereotyping them (maybe even unconsciously) and how to find out whether a girl just likes pink and princesses because she does or because society expects it from her (the same with a boy and cars or electronics). And whenever I hear you address the topic like you do in this post I enjoy it so much because I feel I'm really overthinking things and everything can be so easy as long as you love your child and encourage them to have their own opinion and interests :)

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  16. A great post Louise, I agree! I was wondering if you are considering visiting Sea World when you go to Florida? I recently watched the Blackfish documentary and it really opened my eyes. We are going to Disney in September and I can't wait to hear your tips and all about your trip before I go.

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  17. Oh goodness, she is so cute! And you are a fantastic Mother, Louise! xx
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  18. Such a lovely post ❤

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    1. Definitely a lovely post. People out here are so lovely too. ''Princesses'' power.

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  19. So sweet! Such a lovely powerful messege! Just love it <3

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  20. She's adorable, Louise! Great message to all the little (and grown up) princesses :) xx

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  21. You write so sweet ( pls write often ^-^) ! I like your thoughts on that, Darcy is so cute :)

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  22. this is so important and beautifully written, one of my favourite posts of yours

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  23. Reminds me of 'the Help' (you know the book/movie?).
    'You is smart, you is kind, you is important!'

    I think you are a lovely mum, Louise!

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  24. This made me feel totally nostalgic.... I remember having a dressing up box and dressing up as a fairy or a princess when I was little. I remember feeling like anything was possible when dressed like that, and feeling so special!

    She's So Lucy

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  25. This is so sweet, and a wonderful confidence booster for Darcy. There's nothing wrong with being smart, strong AND able to sing to woodland creatures :)
    Lana
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  26. this is such a sweet post - Darcy is such a lucky little thing to have you as a mother. I was watching your Christmas vlog and I loved your giving of cars too, avoiding those gender stereotypes there! xxx

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  27. Lovely post! You really are raising her to be a wonderful, smart and strong women ^_^

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  28. I am pretty much like you and LP is similar too - she loves to dress up as princesses but I always encourage her to aspire to being a princess but more too - a princess that can do other things, that knows about the world and wants to achieve things. Great post and beautiful photo x

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  29. That is so true Louise! And I will say that next time I see my niece in her beloved Elsa dress.
    Sidenote: Love Darcy in her little snowwhite dress! aaaadores!
    x

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  30. Louise you are such a beautiful person and a beautiful parent! I agree with your views about helping Darcy to see that she can do and is capable of so much more than just twirling as a Princess :) She's a bright and happy little one, I have no doubt with yours and Matt's support, she is going to keep growing into a lovely, thoughtful person! Xx


    P.S. If I have a daughter I want to name her Marley Louise. Marley after my Grandma, Mary, but with a twist obviously and Louise after you because I hope the name can rub off some of your glitter and happiness and loveliness onto her :) I appreciate you so much Louise, thank you for doing what you do!

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  31. Louise, my dear, you are a dream. I can;t wait til the day she is old enough to read and really appreciate the values you are teaching her.

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  32. This is such a beautiful post :)
    <3 Katie
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  33. Bravo Louise, bravo.

    It's a really fine line between letting your little girl fall in to the world of Disney and just wanting to be a princess and teaching them that they can be whatever they want and that they don't need a man/saving to achieve their dreams. My daughter's nearly 3, so you know, I can't get too heavy :)

    You're doing a sterling job, Louise - Darcy looks like a very happy content little girl.

    x

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  34. This post was SO refreshing to see. I work with children and with teenagers, and am constantly trying to reinforce the idea that girls can do what boys can do, girls can be "girly" and be princesses but still be all the things you mentioned. I work hard to break the gender stereotypes, and it's so inspiring to see wonderful mummies like yourself teaching their daughters these excellent lessons.

    Xx Tallulah

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  35. Such an accurate and true post. I think society has labelled the idea if being a princess as something which doesn't carry a proper meaning, and allows children to think that they are possibly better than those who may be the of similar age. It's definitely important to teach a child about the values behind that word, and actually I think some adults could use some coaching too. I loved this post and it definitely made me think more about the purpose of Disney Princess films.

    Amy xo

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  36. she's such an adorable child!

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  37. You are such a great parent and your daughter is absolutely adorable.

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  38. This is so sweet. You're such a great mum to Darcy :)

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  39. This is amazing, I love Disney too and your ideas about princesses is just amazing.
    Also you are a fantastic mum to Darcy :D
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  40. Aw Louise I LOVE this, this is such an important thing for people with young kids to remember! xx

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  41. I think this is such an important thing to say. I work with little children and it is fascinating how the older and more aware they become the more they feel they need to fit into social stereotypes. Letting Darcy know what being a princess really means is fantastic xxx

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  42. Such a lovely post! Darcy looks so adorable .. I can't even :3

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  43. I believe this is the sweetest thing ever, hearing a mom call her daughter not only a princess but actually explaining the concept and meaning of it is just a whole new idea. Yes this is how we should grow up our girls- strong. Thank you Louise :)

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  44. Darcy is soo cute!!

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  45. She is absolutely adorable ^.^
    I love how you take the social concept of what young girls aspire to be and creating an honest truth of it that's not only strong and brave but magical *applause* <3

    Hannah Marie x

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  46. She sounds a bit like me. :P I'm a bit of a Disney princess wanna be! :P
    Such a great concept to be teaching her at such a young age!

    XO, G from grace'd

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  47. Without me knowing - cause I can't! I would just like to say you seem like a very good and capable mother, not perfect bacause nobody is! But youre a loving person that knows what really is important in this world, which is not beauty like you see in some of the princesses.
    Furthermore I would like to say that Darcy seems like a healty kid, in so many ways. And as so many says, she is adorable and cute - and she is, no doubt about that. But she is also kind and loving towards others. I'm well aware you ony show us clips, and thank you for that :), but it's clear that she trust other people, grown ups whom she's not related. She doesnt seem afraid to meet the world head on; just like a real princess :)
    All the love to you and your family
    xoxo from Denmark

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  48. You are such a great mom!
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  49. What a lovely post! Darcy is beautiful, you are such a good mum! I sometimes think children won't understand what you say to them when they are young when in actual fact they will! Darcy seems so clever and you can see so much of you in her! Xx

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  50. There was a guy who came to my school, and although he was talking.g about bullying, we ended up on rhe topic.of how nowadays, girls are only ever called beautiful, pretty, sexy, hot. While, little boys are considered cute, smart, strong. It's sad that nowadays, girls are going to grow up only knowing they are pretty, and they work to stay pretty, not even noticing how smart and strong they really are as well. I think it's awesome that you remind Darcy her true values, being adorable is a bonus! Thank you for the post, definitely a reminder for myself in the future as a mother of a daughter (hopefully)

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  51. Awh this is so sweet! And parenting done right!
    Also I really want to go to Disney with you! I've only been to the Paris one and when I was really little!
    Emily
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  52. I love reading this blog, it just makes me so happy :)

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  53. This is such an inspiring post. (: I think it's so sweet to really teach her what it means to be a princess. One of the main reasons I look up to you is how strong of a woman you are. Your daughter will definitely inherit those qualities. (:

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  54. You are such an incredible mom to Darcy, she's one lucky girl!

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  55. Louise she is gorgeous! You are so inspirational, and if one day I have kids, I want to be just like you! Ignore the mean comments that made you upset yesterday - they are just jealous of how good a person you are. If Darcy turns out anything like you then she will be perfect! X
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  56. This is such an important lesson, not just for Darcy but for females everywhere! It seems from a young age we are taught that we are just one thing, mostly based on looks. But we're not we are so much more, I think it is wonderful that you are using your influence on Darcy to make sure she knows she's not just something pretty to look at as she grows up.

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  57. Darcy is so cute !

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  58. i haven't been to disneyland in forever! i want to go so bad, maybe i can convince my fiancé to take me for our honeymoon? :)

    xo, k
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  59. That's a nice way to look at it :)

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  60. I think the values you teach Darcy are those that all young children should be taught and that princesses have much more depth than to be pretty, such as strength and to be brave, as you tell Darcy. Although Darcy is possibly one of the cutest most beautiful children ever! A really life mini princess. xx

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  61. I am in awe of your parenting, Louise. I'm taking note of how you're raising Darcy for when, or if, I ever become a mom.

    xo, Sarah
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  62. This is so true, I hope one day I can be as good a Mum as you!

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  63. Yes, this is an important topic to bring up, I can only applaude you for your parenting skills !

    Charlie xx
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  64. You are such a great mum Louise! Darcy is gorgeous :)

    Rosie x
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  65. Beautiful thoughts, beautiful daughter, beautiful parenting!

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  66. She's going to be such a lovely person, Louise. I mean, I'm sure she already is, but when all is said and done and she's lived a wonderfully long time, you are raising the kind of person who will be able to look back on her life and be proud of who she was because her mother taught her well. You're wonderful.

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  67. Such a beautiful post... your definitely doing parenting right.

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    xxx

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  68. Oh golly, Darcy is the most adorable glitterbug ever! I just want to pinch her precious little cheeks! Louise, you are such a lucky lady!

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  69. very sweet and very true blog post! I tweeted you yesterday telling you how, even from the little I see of your life I aspire to be a mummy like you one day x

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  70. Such a cute post and a very cute photo to go with it.
    Reinventing Neesha ♥

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  71. It's so nice that you're telling Darcy those things. It's nice to see that you're teaching her the values that really matter and not those that are superficial.
    You're a great mom!

    Salha | Abuhayar

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  72. So much love for this! Princesses are great, Disney is great, and dressing up is great. None of these should be put down, but you're right - there are more important things too.

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  73. This is definitely parenting done right and Darcey looks so adorable! I love seeing her featured in your posts, it always brightens my day x
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  74. How cute does she look in the Disney costume

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  75. Darcy looks adorable!

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  76. Aww! Darcy is so adorable! Can't wait for you to go to Disneyland with Marie and her family! It's going to be so exciting for the girls (and you, obviously!) x

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  77. Darcy is just the cutest <3 coletteandbeth. blogspot.co.uk
    ~Beth x x x

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  78. Darcy is beautiful! And I really love what you're teaching her, it's very important for young girls to learn that you don't NEED a man to "save you" - that's something I love about Frozen so much, that it's her family (sister) who really saved her.

    You're a fab mum! :)

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  79. If I'm ever so lucky to have a little baby girl, I would teach her this.

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  80. This post is so cute but insightful, it's lovely to see Darcy growing up as such a brave and independent young girl and I feel privileged that you ket us enjoy the experience with you :) x

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  81. Aww bless her, it's nice to see little girls acting like little girls!

    Meme xx

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  82. I cant make my own blog cause im stupid. help please x

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  83. I have a blog but nobody reads it how do I get them to read it ??

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  84. We're a big disney family too! I'm a fan of superheros too, like the incredibles!

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  85. I think you're my hero Louise! And if I didn't love my mum so much i'd definitely pick you to be mummy number 2!!

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  86. What a lovely post Louise :) xx

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  87. Love this, you sound like a brilliant mother!

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  88. What a great post Louise! Its great your telling Darcy to value her mind.Darcy is growing up so fast! xx

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  89. Such a wonderful post! Girls should grow up to be independent and value themselves not to believe that they need a man to help them or in the case of fairytale rescue them.Thanks for posting this. Darcy is lucky to have such an amazing mother.

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  90. Nice piece of Post, I highly appreciate those people who share some good information, because I like those people who actually share :).

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  91. This is so my goals for my children. I want them to grow up as strong, intelligent, kind individuals but princesses as well if they want to.

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  92. Darcy is so cute. <3
    Also nice thoughts, so many girls do grow up thinking that beauty is more important than intelligence and so much more. <3

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  93. totally agree
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  94. Love this post! Darcy looks adorable in the picture! x

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  95. For some additional thoughts on the topic, I just happened upon this: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/navigating-princess-culture/

    I have a boy a couple years older than your daughter and despite all efforts to the contrary he is into guns, fighting, cars, trucks, trains, etc. Some of this stuff is in the ether of our culture, but hints about how how to push back against culture are helpful, I think. And also focusing on being a good person from within (and not because that's how princesses are supposed to behave) is a good approach.

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  96. I completely agree with you! I used to be obsessed with disney princesses, but recently I have been "rebelling" against them as I've realised that many of the earlier ones live pointless lives waiting for men to come save them. This definitely reassures me, because it's a reminder that despite all of this, amazing parents like you are able to balance their child's love for gender-directed toys (whether they belong to that gender or not) and their child's growth and conscious, intelligent, confident development. Fantastic post and reminder :)
    Marianne xx

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  97. Princess Darcy is too precious! You're a great parent Louise, I love seeing your posts about your daughter. They're too sweet. xx

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  98. You're a wonderful mother!!! And you have a beautiful beautiful little Princess!!

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  99. I agree that back in the day, princesses were represented as a pretty face that needed help from a man. I am happy now to see that princesses in Disney movies are starting to stand on their two feet and solve their own problems (Frozen for instance). I love that your teaching your daughter the values that really matter not just the superficial things :)

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  100. This is so true and something we all need to put into practice

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  101. Wonderful. I will remember this when I have my own little girl one day. Great advice Louise! xx

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  102. You're a great mum Louise :) This is something I definitely want to teach my own daughter when that time comes!

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  103. Hi there Louise :)
    When I was little my biggest dream was to become a Princess someday, now I might not have a crown on my head but I certainly am one. Being a princess is all about loving yourself, independent, being caring and able to spread love.
    So I totally agree with you :) I must say I love your blog and YouTube channel (yesterday I was watching a collab from 2011), keep doing what you do ;)

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  104. Read this yesterday - thought it was a good, interesting read, and relevant to this: http://usvsth3m.com/post/21-struggles-faced-by-a-dad-raising-a-daughter-in-a-sexist-world

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  105. Cutest picture ever! great post x

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  106. OMG! Baby Glitter is choooo cute.. <3

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  107. Your a great mum to Darcy , she's sooooooo cute!!!!!

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  108. Oh my godness she is adorable!

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  109. ADORABLE! Love her so much and u too Louise :)

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  110. Your such an insperation to Darcy and everyone who follows you. Your my role model and it's people like you that are important to this works and you will defiently leave your mark on this planet. I would love to grow up with a family like yours and amazing friends x your beautiful inside out. Your amazing and darcy is lucky to have a mother like you. Id love to have an amazing career and id love for my blog to grow... Except i dont know how, starting a blog made respect all succsessful bloggers even more. You are amazing and always remeber the affect you have on this world

    Well written louise xxx

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  111. Such a good way at looking at it all.

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  112. Wow Louise.! I mean, that's the spirit. I couldn't be any prouder to be your fan right now. Thank you !

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  113. Such a lovely idea, Louise!
    Katie x
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  114. Omg she is soooooo cute, and you are such inspiration for others! Xxx

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  115. Darcy is the cutes girl in the hole world

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  116. I love love love this! This is precisely the way that we need to be approaching this topic!

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  117. this is a brilliant message to give your child, well done!

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  118. That is the most adorable photograph I've seen all day, aww Louise this is such a lovely idea and such a confidence booster!

    Beth x
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  119. Even as an 18 year old, I'd still love to be the princess with the long blonde hair who can sing to woodland animals, and I think I often forget what else being a princess can mean. Your message is invaluable to girls young and old, princesses or not, and it's an important one to get out there. Somewhat jealous of Darcey's dress, however.

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  121. Hi all! I just started a blog only yesterday! Come one, come all and have a read! xx

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  122. This is such a great, heartfelt post. Wanting to be a princess is something that most, if not all, little girls around the world dream of, because it seems like the most perfect and easy life. I completely and 100% agree with you that it would be great to simply be a good person with a pretty life, but having a great mind and heart along with that make someone even more special, and a person that all little girls (and of course boys) should aspire to be.
    You are such a great role model and mother for Darcy, and I hope she grows up to be just as wonderful as you!

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  123. Great post Louise, I totally agree. Will definitely be taking this onboard for the future x

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  124. Such a lovely post and also very true. Darcy is so cute!

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  125. This is a brilliant post, Darcy is beautiful and looks so happy, You're doing such a great job and i'm sure she'll grow up to be just as kind as beautiful as you!

    Darcy Victoria

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  127. What a great post, Darcy looks sooo cute.
    xox

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  128. that is the best thing you can tell a kid

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  129. Great post :) never thought of it like that before! And Darcy is so cute! xx

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  130. I really loved this Louise!
    It reminds me of that quote from 'The Help' - "You is kind. You is smart. You is important." ☺
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  131. Snow white was always my favorite princess and this is the actual definition of a princess

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  132. Aw what a sweet post Louise! Darcy is so beautiful and that's such a fantastic message to give her. Well done on being such a fantastic mum! xx

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  133. You a're so right :) my daughter is exav the same and it's importan. Like you said to rremind them that there's so much more :) www.mumswearlipstick.blogspot.com.au

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  134. Being a princess is all so many young (and old) girls want, it's so important to enforce these ideals at an early age!

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  135. I think it's so honorable that you praise these attributes in Darcy. She will grow up to be such a well rounded young lady!

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  136. You're brilliant, Louise. It's lovely to find someone who can enforce both princess-like dreams with important values. You may raise Darcy like a princess but you will always be the queen ♥

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  137. What a lovely post! x
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  138. At my school, we have a whole class once a week on feminism and this post would be an example of things we usually share in that class. Toddlers are so impressionable and it's so great how you're teaching her things she can incorporate in her life when she's older. xx

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  139. You're so cute! This is lovely, its great with Disney making princesses more 21st century! I mean, I definitely wake up like Anna and not like Sleeping Beauty aha! xx
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  140. Such a lovely photo!!!!!

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  141. That photo is adorable!! I have done a 5000 word project analysing the effect of Disney Princesses on little girls, and I think you are so right in how you are handling it. They're such a lovely form of entertainment for young children, but can be questionable if it's not approached correctly, and I'm glad you're making it clear that her mind's more important that her body! Such an inspiring post :-)

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  142. Louise, you are amazing as a mother, one day if I ever have a daughter, I will remember to tell them that.
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  143. You are seriously the best mother anyone could have... Thank you for sharing your experiences with Darcy and I hope I get to meet you both one day :)

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  144. I love how you don't add the word beautiful into it. You are teaching Darcy that it is better to be kind and smart and caring than to be pretty and for that I salute you. You're such a good Mum Louise, never forget that.

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  145. Putting the value on her mind and character is so important. I'm glad to see other mommies who put emphasis on the 'right' things!

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  146. your such an inspirational mummy! Darcy is lucky to have you :) xoxo

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  147. That is so sweet and you are conveying a very important message:)xx

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  148. Darcy is so cute :)
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  149. She is so precious and will make an amazing princess being brought up by a wonderful queen xxx
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  150. This is so cute. Haven't read your blog in forever as I've been busy but I'm glad this is the one I chose to click on! You're doing a great job at being a mother Louise keep it up :)
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  151. This is such a great post Louise. <3

    ~Katy Summers (TeenageBlogger)

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  152. Very well said. It's so important to reinforce qualities of good character while their young.

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  153. Darcy gets cuter everytime we see her <3

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  154. I love this post, and I love how good a mother you are to Darcy. She's going to grow up to be so smart and caring and beautiful like her mum xx

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  155. This is a wonderful post :) You always post such lovely things to read Louise and this genuinely made me happy :)
    love your blog!
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  156. This is such a gorgeous post, she looks adorable! Going to Disney will be so special for you all!


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  157. This is such a wonderful post, I love everything you've said, Louise! You are such an inspiration and I only hope that in the future I can be as good of a mum as you are <3 xxx www.alittlepieceofdriftwood.blogspot.co.uk

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  158. your such a good mum louise, I really look up to you as a role model, ily xxxx

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  159. I think that is a beautiful way to incorporate the fun, girly things for Darcy while not shoving down her throat the gender implications.
    I admire how you parent Darcy :)

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  160. little princess.. so cute ;)

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