For mothers and mentors of 9-13 year-old girls, Is It Okay for Girls to Slay Their Own Dragons? is a creative way to:
• Engage in a meaningful conversation without your daughter getting defensive, impatient or embarrassed.
• Share your own values and morals without sounding "preachy."
• Encourage your daughter to question mainstream messages, stand up to peer pressure, and think for herself.
This beautifully illustrated "playbook for becoming a courageous, bodacious girl who thinks for herself," contrasts well-known fairytales and fairytale expectations ("as the men told them") with witty observations by the princesses themselves ("what they said"). Each one is followed by a series of thought-provoking questions ("what do you think") to challenge conventional assumptions by encouraging conversation, journaling, or bringing into a group discussion.
Example of Story Pages for "The Princess and the Pea"
Example of Poem Pages for "The Princess and the Pea"
Example of Playbook Discussion Pages for "The Princess and the Pea"