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Empower Your Princess-Obsessed Preschooler with Media Literacy in Four Easy Steps! (No, Really.)

How to provide your daughter with valuable, life-long media literacy skills from an early age.

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WATCH: Rebecca Hains discusses THE PRINCESS PROBLEM on Fox News

FOX 25 News explores “The Princess Problem” with Rebecca Hains.

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Announcing my new book, The Princess Problem!

Rebecca’s new book, The Princess Problem, hits stores Sept. 2. It’s full of powerful strategies to raise media-literate girls who can thrive in a princess-saturated world—and beyond.

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“Is my son smart?” “Is my daughter skinny?” Google Searches Reveal Parents’ Gender Biases

According to a recent New York Times op-ed, “Google, Tell Me, Is My Son a Genius?”, parents’ Google search trends teach us a lot about parents’ biases towards their sons and daughters. Specifically, parents tend to search the internet for…

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Raising Media Literate Children: My Interview on Wisconsin Public Radio

Yesterday, I was a guest on “At Issue with Ben Merens” on Wisconsin Public Radio, an NPR member station. The topic: Raising media literate children. Here’s a brief description and a link to an MP3 recording of the show: It’s part-two…

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Media literacy for preschoolers, pt. 4: Tips and resources

This week, I’ve been writing about how parents can help their preschoolers become media literate. [See: Part 1: how media work, Part 2: media content, Part 3: media creation.] For my wrap-up post in this series, I’d like to share…

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Media literacy for preschoolers, pt. 3: Understanding that media are created

This week, I’m writing about media literacy and the preschool set, and talking about how I’ve been actively helping my little boy become a media literate person. First, I shared the kinds of conversations we have about how the media…

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