From the category archives:

books

Not to say that Little Princess doesn’t behave … exactly … it’s just that sometimes a Mommy of a Princess needs a little, ah, guidance? Right?

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Or there are frequent level 4 meltdowns, and her ability to project her voice from here to Venus improves hourly.

In the Taming the Princess series, we report on parenting tips that at least sort of work.

Tip #1 is try 1-2-3 Magic ($10.17). Lots of specific advice  for getting LP to behave, using Time Out and various reward systems. Best for: Parents who can really stick to their guns. The key is repetition and consistency. Tried it? Leave a comment!

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The Princess Knight (in disguise) beats all the other knights who are supposedly jousting for her hand in marriage, then essentially declares she’s actually not a trophy, thankyouverymuch.

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Thank YOU to writer Cornelia Funke for pointing out that “winning” a Princess’ hand in marriage is a twisted concept.

The other two stories are equally deep-yet-readable. A Princess, A Pirate and One Wild Brother, $12.91.

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Despite the premise (little Nancy wants to fancy-up her boring family) the Fancy Nancy book is actually endearing and ends with “I love you”… aw!

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But your grandchild likely has the book, so consider this purse-shaped book/toy packed with cute activities, like ways to fancy-up sunglasses by gluing on broken jewelry: brilliant.

Fancy Nancy: Let’s Get Fancy Together
: $12.23

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This book took us 40 minutes to read it out loud, has beautiful pictures and our LP was enchanted by the story. Two parts I’d forgotten about: 1. The wicked stepmother gets gleeful thinking that the dwarfs might mistake Snow White’s sleep for death and “they’ll bury her alive!” (I mean really) 2. Grumpy saying “all females are poison” (thanks for nothin’ Grumps.)

Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

You might want to skim ahead so you can decide if you want to skip lines here and there when it gets scary… This book is a good present if you know a Little Princess who loves to read—or loves Snow White.

Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Price: $12.99

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