Princess Syndrome Recovery: Dr Jen Harstein

Princess Syndrome: A girl who focuses only on the pretty things, putting herself as the center of the universe, and obsessing about her looks.

Dr. Jen Hartstein says there are messages everywhere presented to girls that being a princess is the best, and only, way to be — but is it worth the collateral damage of low self-esteem, impaired social interactions or poor body image?

In her book, Princess Recovery: A How-to Guide to Raising Strong, Empowered Girls Who Can Create Their Own Happily Ever Afters, Dr. Jen offers the following contrasting values of between the “princess” and the “heroine.”

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