Although I cannot banish princess-glitter junk from her life, I take the opportunity to tell her to be a "princess" who has her own money, a career, and is not just waiting around to be saved by a man. I want her to know the most important thing about her is not her looks.
When I was pregnant with my daughter, I swore she would never wear pink. But then I saw the glitter shoes. And the Cinderella coloring book. And I wondered, is my anti-princess stance really necessary?