As parents, it's natural for us to have hopes and dreams for our children from the moment they are born into this world. We dream of them growing up happy, healthy, educated and well-rounded. We hope they meet someone special, get that dream career and maybe one day get married and have a family of their own. 

That is the thing about kids, they are unique just like you and I. We have our hopes and dreams for them but really, they have hopes and dreams for themselves. Regardless of what my kids decide to do with their lives, be it the path we hope they take or follow their own hearts and dreams, it is our job as their parents to support them and help them find their own destiny.

Support their interests

Dance, soccer, science or art - whatever your child has a particular interest in, let them explore it so they can discover where their true passion is. Showing your kids you support their interests gives them the chance to decide what's best for them and what they should pursue in the long run.

Give them options

When it comes to activities, let your little ones have a hand in choosing how they spend their time. No matter what they choose, giving them the chance to do the decision making lets them know your support them and listen to their true voice. 

Challenge them

One of the best ways to get your kids interested in other things outside their comfort zone is to get them involved and try to encourage them to try new things. This will give her a wider range of interests and broaden the horizon for future aspirations. You never know unless you try! 

This month Ever After High™ is encouraging kids to find out if they are a Royal or a Rebel! How can you tell? Take a look at the following characteristics and find out! If your child checks off more on the Royals traits than the Rebel, she probably has more in common with Apple White™ or Alistair Wonderland™. If your little one is more on the Rebel side, she will have more in common with Raven Queen™ or Dexter Charming™!

Royal Characteristics:

As a Royal, you  believe it is your duty to follow your destiny. You've long dreamt for the day you would sign the Storybook of Legends and you can't wait to live your "happily ever after".

Rebel characteristics:

You are a rebel who is ready to rewrite your story and live your own life. You believe everyone should be able to live their own "happily every after".

Visit the Ever After High™ website, take the quiz and find out which side your little one is really on! 


We want to know, are you a Royal or a Rebel? Take the quiz and enter for your chance to win one of two prizes of TWO Ever After Highdolls! 

Please fill out the entry ballot below to be eligible to win! Open to Canadian residents 18+ (excluding Quebec). Mandatory entry must be done to qualify. One entry per household. Ends August 3rd 2015. 

By entering this giveaway you understand the terms and conditions on AME. Your information will not be shared unless you are drawn winner in which it will be shared with representatives of Mattel. Qualifying winners have 48 hours to fill out a claim form including skill testing question before another winner will be drawn.

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  1. I got that I am a Rebel :) (Judy Cowan)

  2. Royally Rebellious - I have a little Royal and a little Rebel in me

  3. I am Royally Rebellious, I have a bit of both in me.. that seems pretty accurate ;)

  4. apparently I am Royally Rebellious

  5. I'm a rebel. Thats nothing new though.

  6. I took the quiz and I got rebel.

  7. I have a little Royal and a little Rebel in me :-)

  8. It says that I am Royally Rebellious.

  9. I am Royally Rebellious

  10. I'm a Royal and I suspect I'm raising one of each :) - Louise


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