The Empower Your Princess Adoring Loved One Toolkit

Leverage your superpowers to change the association with princesses from tiaras and being rescued by a prince, to brain power, self-confidence, and resilience.

What is this and why is it called a 'Toolkit'?

This Toolkit includes children's books and supporting materials (tools) to help you discuss your loved one's amazing brain power and abilities with them!

Seven (7) children's books are the main part of the Toolkit. These stories are twists on the ‘classic’ princess fairy tales, with positive and empowering messages and examples that help teach self-confidence, growth mindset, resilience, and empathy. These stories not only show the princesses using their brains and solving challenging problems, they also tell the reader directly that they can do it too! 

Research shows that kids' beliefs about their abilities are influenced by characters they look up to. To help reinforce the examples in the stories of self-confidence, growth mindset, resilience, and empathy, 'teaching moment suggestions' are included for each book. These quick and easy to review documents are intended to offer you suggestions in discussing the examples in the story with your loved one, to help reinforce that they have a powerful brain and amazing abilities just like the princess characters in the stories. 

To further help discuss and reinforce the examples in the books, 25 coloring pages with empowering messages are included as well as two quick and easy games.

Bonus! Narrated videos of each book are included.

All together, we call it The Empower Your Princess Adoring Loved One Toolkit

The majority of all proceeds go to fund The Smart Princess Project, a non-profit with a mission to help young kids in challenging situations to believe in themselves and their abilities.


Do you worry about your loved one looking up to princess characters in the 'classic' princess fairy tales?


Then this message is for you.

Hi, I'm John. I am a dad that wanted more empowering princess stories and messages for my then 2 ½ year old princess obsessed daughter. I admit that at first, I thought her princess obsession was cute, but as I read the stories as a parent, I become concerned.

And I think there is reason to be concerned...

  • Research shows that young kid’s beliefs about their abilities and potential are influenced by the characters they look up to in books and other media
  • A research study specifically about Disney princesses, showed that more interactions with the princesses (Disney) predicted more female gender-stereotypical behavior a year later.
  • Gendered behavior can become problematic if girls avoid important learning experiences that aren’t perceived as feminine or believe their opportunities in life are different as women

“We know that girls who strongly adhere to female gender stereotypes feel like they can’t do some things. They’re not as confident that they can do well in math and science. They don’t like getting dirty, so they’re less likely to try and experiment with things.”

Dr. Sarah M. Coyne - professor, School of Family Life- BYU (lead author of the study referenced)

Princesses (in the Disney tales) avoid female bonding. Their goals are to be saved by a prince, get married, and be taken care of the rest of their lives.”

Peggy Orenstein, Author: Cinderella Ate My Daughter

After ad-libbing the stories for a while with things like, 'and then Cinderella studied science!', we developed positive and empowering versions of 'classic' princess stories and the other tools in this toolkit. These fun and inspiring stories include examples and messages about self-confidence, growth mindset, resilience, and empathy. The tool kit was developed to help amazing people like you, leverage your superpowers to change the association with princesses to brain power, self-confidence, empathy, and resilience.

The Tool Kit includes:

  • Positive and empowering retellings of classic princess fairy tales that talk directly to the reader. Seven (7) books in total (available through the free Book Funnel App or download)
  • Easy to use teaching moment suggestions for each story
  • Fun ways to reinforce the empowering examples and themes with coloring pages and quick & easy games
  • Bonus videos: Narrated videos of each book

All for just $49

The majority of all proceeds go to fund The Smart Princess Project, a non-profit with a mission to help young kids in challenging situations to believe in themselves and their abilities.

Start enjoying princess story time again

Stories that help you talk to your loved one about the power of their brain and their amazing abilities  

Make talking about science and math fun with princesses

Enjoy sharing stories with your loved one that show princesses overcoming challenges with their brains and abilities

Stories that tell your loved on that they can learn anything if they try hard and learn from their mistakes


This toolkit IS for you if:

  • You enjoy reading with and to your loved one
  • You enjoy talking with your loved one about their brain power and amazing abilities  
  • You want to find a way to let them enjoy princesses in an empowering way that you can also feel good about

This toolkit IS NOT for you if:

  • You don't enjoy reading with your loved one and discussing things like the power of their brain 
  • You'd prefer something that is just a video you can play for them
  • You want to cut princesses completely out of their life 

How exactly would I use the Toolkit?

The main content of the Tool Kit is the retellings of classic princess fairy tales i.e., children's picture books. Six of the stories are fun twists on classic fairy tales and the seventh is a 'spin off' where the princesses all come together to solve problems with brain power. Just reading the stories with your loved one and discussing the empowering examples and parts of the story where the characters talk directly to the read is great! The other tools in the toolkit are there to help reinforce those key concepts. 

The books are available to read through the free Book Funnel App or through download.

Using all the tools in the Tool Kit is an easy 3 step process:

Step 1

Have fun reading the inspiring books with your loved one!  

Step 2

Review the teaching moment suggestions and, use your superpowers to point out and discuss examples of brain power, resilience, self-confidence and empathy to your loved one and how they have all those amazing abilities as well. 

Step 3

Use the fun coloring pages and games to reinforce the examples in the stories and use those to talk about your loved one's amazing brain power and abilities. (Bonus Videos included)

 What have people said about the stories?

Just the most fantastic book series!!!!

Everyone's always talking about the need for positive female leads and role models and here's a book FULL OF THEM. Can't recommend this book enough.

Finally a book for kids that shows how you can help, solve and grow

It engaged my daughter from beginning to end and the story is such a positive one for young girls

An inspiring story showing the value of a young woman's intellect.

Such a refreshing read for young girls’

FAQs

These princesses are still thin and pretty, isn't that part of the problem?

I hear you. After I wrote the new versions of the first few stories, I tried to find an artist to work with but ended up doing the art myself. The first versions of the princess characters I came up were less ‘thin and pretty’ looking, but I found that my daughter wasn’t connecting with them. She already had an image of what these princess characters were generally supposed to look like, and my first attempts weren’t like those images. As a large portion of my motivation in writing the new versions was to show her characters that were using their brains, overcoming challenges, solving their own problems, and being their own heroes, I decided to try to do that with princess characters that looked closer to what she already expected. 

What proof is there that this will work?

We've received great feedback and anecdotal evidence on how the tools in the Tool Kit help princess adoring little ones. We are also working to identify the right partner for a full academic study to prove outcomes. However, at this time we don't have any academic or other study results or 'proof' to share, and we cannot guarantee results. That's why we have a satisfaction guarantee! If you dont think the books and Tool Kit are helpful to you and your loved one, just return it within 21 days for a full refund.

What if my loved one doesn't connect with the characters or stories?

If you don't think the books and Tool Kit are helpful to you and your loved one, just return it within 21 days for a full refund.

Are there more diverse versions available? 

We are working on a more diverse version that we hope to have as an option in the future.  

Do I have to log in somewhere every time I want to read the books or use the other materials?

No, you don't have to log each each time you want to use the materials if you use the Book Funnel App or download the books. You would have to log in at least once to move the books into your Book Funnel App or download them. While the teaching moment suggestions, coloring pages, games, and videos are in the Toolkit program, after you complete your purchase you will receive and email with you your log in information and an email with a link to all the files in a cloud folder if you want to access them that way. So you could view or print the material from from that email, or get them by logging into the Tool Kit.  You will also get an email with direct links to the videos. You would have to log in if you want to read the books online through the Toolkit. 

We've received great feedback and anecdotal evidence on how the tools in the Toolkit help princess adoring little ones. We are also working to identify the right partner for a full academic study to prove outcomes. However, at this time we don't have any academic or other study results or 'proof' to share, and we cannot guarantee results. That's why we have a satisfaction guarantee! If you don't think the books and Toolkit are helpful to you and your loved one, just return it within 21 days for a full refund. 

21 Day Money Back Guarantee

If, for any reason, you don't like this Tool Kit you can get a full refund anytime within 21 days after your purchase. If you have any issues, just get in touch with our friendly support team and they'll either help you out until you get the results you need or give you a swift refund.