What a debate! I had no idea that I would spend so much time as a parent thinking about, talking about, and considering who should take care of my children while I spent my time working on other people’s legal problems. Of course, why wouldn’t my husband and I spend so much time debating and worrying about the quality of care we would be providing for the most precious people in our lives—our children?
A good mama-friend of mine recently let me borrow her copy of Cinderella Ate My Daughter by Peggy Orenstein. Orenstein delves into the girlie-girl culture that seems to permeate girlhood today, and examines it through the eyes of a mother with a preschool daughter. As the mother of a preschool daughter myself, it was particularly poignant for me. While the book was very interesting, it did not offer many solutions to keep your daughter from idolizing Disney princesses. Has anyone read the book? Thoughts? Although it lacks practical solutions, it is thought provoking, and I would recommend it to anyone who is parenting a daughter.