Kristen Bell Makes This ‘Change’ to Fairytales to Empower Her Daughters

Kristen Bell voiced one of Disney’s most beloved heroines in Frozen so it’s no surprise she’s a bad ass at home too. In a new interview with Us Weekly, the mom of two shared how she makes changes to fairytales to help empower her daughters Lincoln, 4, and Delta, 3.

“I see a lot of books my daughters are given,” Kristen said. “And it’s all about the prince wanting to marry the princess and all he does is kiss her and she says ‘Yes!’”

After reading the books to her kids, she continued: “I say, ‘I wonder why he didn’t get to know her? I wonder why he didn’t ask her whether she wanted to marry him?’ It’s a really tiny change, but I’m definitely working toward empowering them.” 


The actress, who is married to Dax Shepard, also shared that her kids go to a preschool “that prides itself in emotional learning.”

“When the kids get physical with each other — which they do because they’re all feral at this point — they teach them to say things like, ‘I don’t like it when you touch my body like that,’” she shared. “They say that to me: ‘I don’t like having my hair touched.’”

Kristen and Dax are regularly praised by fans for their candid interviews, including that one time she infamously said they don’t believe in “the one.” 

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