This Ain't No Fairytale: 5 lessons I don't want my son learning from princesses

Pretty is all that matters-
The times I've told my son he's good looking are few and far between, even though I think he's awfully cute. But he tells me I'm pretty almost every time I put on eyeliner. ... more 
Pretty is all that matters-
The times I've told my son he's good looking are few and far between, even though I think he's awfully cute. But he tells me I'm pretty almost every time I put on eyeliner. I love it - nothing wrong with a charmer - but hate that he notices. How I or anyone else looks is far down the list of things I want my son to care about. Girls primping in preschool, worried about looking just right instead of having fun? Cringe-worthy. Do I really have to start talking about inner beauty at age five?

And if this is how he'll think of girls, I give up. less 
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Thu, Oct 6, 2011 4:34 PM EDT
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