I get why a lot of people hate the whole princess culture aimed at little girls. There’s a hell of a lot of toxic bullshit in there.
But when I was a tiny princess, my dad used to be my royal advisor. He would come to me, and over tea we would discuss the problems of the kingdom. He would tell me that new people wanted to move to the kingdom, and ask me what we should do. Or he would tell me that the teddybears and the dolls were fighting over the enchanted forest, and ask me what to do. Basically, he took the trappings of the princess culture, and used it as a tool to teach me about leadership, civic responsibility, and compassion.
So if you have a little princess around, consider helping her figure out how to run her kingdom. There’s no sense in telling a kid they can’t be a leader, or that they can’t wear sparkles while they do it.
Parenting: You’re doing it right.
Wow, no kidding. This is some A+ stuff right here.
For real I don’t think there has ever, not even once, actually been a single real case of a girl “pretending” to enjoy geek shit to get in some fanboy’s pants because nobody would put that much effort into impressing a guy whose standards are that babyish and laughable. It has never happened, and it never ever ever ever will. Ever.
hell, most nerd girls I know will play down their nerdery because they don’t want to attract creepy neckbeards