10 Important Lessons Our Children Learn from Princess Stories

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How much do I love classic princess tales?  Let me count the ways…


Feel free to add other heartwarming, princess-inspired lessons in the comments section!

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Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. She also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats who enjoy blanketing every inch of the house in kitty fur.


  1. Newb

    Jan 22, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    What lesbian? Did I miss a lesbian in a fairy tale? Do NOT make me bust out all my Disney vhs tapes and watch them all.

    • Candy

      Jan 22, 2013 at 3:30 pm

      Don’t you remember, Newb? Once the spell on the Beast is broken, Belle ends up with a very pretty, pants-wearing gal:


      • Becky

        Jan 23, 2013 at 6:33 am

        Ha! Yeah, I was disappointed at the end of Beauty & the Beast. I totally liked him better as the Beast.

        • Candy

          Jan 23, 2013 at 12:40 pm

          TOTALLY. My mom and I have always lamented that as well.

  2. eli

    Jan 22, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Take singing lessons pretty seriously or else you will fail when it all comes down to landing the rich man in tights

    • Candy

      Jan 22, 2013 at 3:43 pm

      Yes! Singing is their mating call.

  3. Kelsey

    Jan 22, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    That it’s totally okay for you to get married at 15/16 years old (Snow White, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Jasmine…just to name a few)

    • Candy

      Jan 23, 2013 at 12:40 pm

      Let’s hear it for child brides!

  4. Eize

    Jan 23, 2013 at 3:50 am

    Please note: you need to wear something outlandish, like glass slippers, or you’ll never get noticed! If you’re mute, you might as well give up (Ariel).

    • Candy

      Jan 23, 2013 at 12:42 pm

      Yup. And if you ARE mute like Ariel, then show off your other “assets” in a skimpy seashell bikini!

  5. Becky

    Jan 23, 2013 at 6:37 am

    At 16 you know more than your parents. Oh, wait, that’s every real life teenager, too.

    • Candy

      Jan 23, 2013 at 12:43 pm

      Finally — something to which we can relate.

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