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I don’t know when exactly parents began referring to their daughters as their “princesses,” but I imagine it’s gone on for just about as long as the concept of royalty has existed. Of course every parent wants the best for their child. Of course every parent wants people to treat their daughter with the utmost respect. Parents hope their daughters behave gracefully. They want to spoil their daughters with love. All of these things naturally lead to the nickname princess. But we have to remember that little girls are still children, meaning they still have a very me-centric way of thinking. Children rather naturally believe they should have what they want whenever they want and be treated with the utmost respect. That is not their issue. In fact, learning to work hard, be patience, and consider the needs of others is what children need to learn in order to become adults. That’s why telling your little girl she’s a princess at a young age can be problematic. Here’s what can happen if your parents called you princess.


You feel manual labor is not for you

Lifting boxes, washing the car, moving a table—that’s not for princesses. That’s for burly men, apparently. If you were told you’re a princess, you likely leave manual labor up to everyone else around you, which isn’t fair. If you’re able-bodied, you should do it, too.

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