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As my daughter has grown older, I have struggled with her interests in “girly” things. It was easy when she was two to buy her a bulldozer and watch her explore the garden dirt with her new toy. She still enjoys gardening, but now she wears her pink crocs and daisy work gloves. She definitely favors pink, princesses, and cheerleading. I use to blame her friends for influencing her, but now I wonder what is the harm as long as she does not feel boxed in by her gender. Let her pretend play flow naturally from her interests. She knows that her possiblities in life are endless and not defined by her sex. In my opinion, there’s nothing wrong with being a girl or being a boy, as long as you are being true to yourself and not limited by society’s stereotypes. An interesting article recently appeared in the New York Times regarding the princess phenomena titled “What’s Wrong With Cinderella?”.