Dr. Rebecca Hains

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Balancing princess culture with significant women: A reader report on raising empowered girls

Empowering the Next Generation: Women’s Day A guest blog post by Katie Grant In today’s world, most girls go through a princess phase: princess outfits, tiaras, shoes, curly hair, makeup, nails, the whole nine yards. I went through that phase, even though…

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“My daughter punched her daughter”: A reader report on white privilege in elementary school

In the past year, white families have become increasingly aware of the fact that people of color continue to be mistreated in U.S. society. The shootings of black men and youth like Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Brown, coupled with campaigns such…

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Raising White Children to be Anti-Racist Allies

Raising our children to be allies to people of color requires intentional choices in parenting—but it’s a goal within reach.

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VIDEO: Meredith Vieira features Rebecca Hains & “The Princess Problem”

Meredith Vieira and Rebecca Hains explore the nature of princess problem and how parents can fight back.

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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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LISTEN: Rebecca Hains discusses #TruthInAds & body image on CBC Radio

TruthInAds: Before and After

The Brave Girls Alliance wants advertisers to stop extensively Photoshopping models’ bodies. The practice contributes to a public health crisis encompassing serious emotional, mental and physical health issues.

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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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