OK, say you don't want your daughter stereotyped into a "pink, princess" culture. How do you go about breaking the princessy stranglehold on girls?
Peggy Orenstein, author of "Cinderella Ate My Daughter," talks to TODAYshow.com's Katie Quinn about trying to raise a balanced child in a girly-girl world.
One of her suggestions for alternative girl role models are Greek goddesses. Her daughter was Athena for Halloween, which we agree, is very cool. Of course, emulating Aphrodite wouldn't be much of an improvement -- perhaps the problem of good role models for girls pre-dates Barbie and Snow White!