Being a princess is a common fantasy for most young girls and even some adults – thank you, Kate Middleton!
And while it may sound like a harmless wish upon a star, author Jennifer L. Hartstein, PsyD delves into the harsh facts of life in her new book, Princess Recovery: A How-to Guide to Raising Strong, Empowered Girls Who Can Create Their Own Happily Ever Afters.
For example, did you know that issues with body image and self-esteem in young girls are increasing due to what Dr. Hartstein calls Princess Syndrome? It’s true. In fact, there are four-year-olds in hospitals receiving treatment for eating disorders
The book explains how to encourage your daughter to be independent and confident. Happily ever after does exist, but it doesn’t come from being a size two and marrying into a royal family! Princess Recovery is a must-read for parents. Not only will Dr. Hartstein’s steps help you empower your daughter, but she also provides great examples that most mothers can relate to.