Raising Girls: Why Girls are Different - And How to Help Them Grow Up Happy and Confident

Raising Girls: Why Girls are Different - And How to Help Them Grow Up Happy and Confident

Book rating: 04 Paperback

By (author) Gisela Preuschoff, Foreword by Steve Biddulph

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  • Publisher: Harper Thorsons
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 192mm x 16mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 000720485X
  • ISBN 13: 9780007204854
  • Illustrations note: 40 b/w illus
  • Sales rank: 5,457

Product description

A warm and inspiring read for parents, this book explores girls' emotional and physical development from ages 1 to 16. Every parent of girls aged between 1 and 16 will enjoy reading this informative and practical book. It focuses on girls' emotional and physical development, their education, social conditioning and their relationship with parents and siblings. Psychologist and parenting author Gisela Preuschoff covers everything you need to know about girls from birth to teenage years, in this easy to follow guide which includes examples from real families. The book includes: - how girls and boys differ in behaviour and emotions - nurturing a girl's self-esteem and reducing fears - breaking out of the 'helpless girl' syndrome - how society conditions girls - avoiding gender stereotypes in toys etc - girls' experiences at preschool, single sex or co-ed - girls and maths and sciences - and how parents can encourage their daughters - teen issues and puberty - the importance of a father's relationship with his daughter

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Gisela Preuschoff is a psychologist and parenting author. Three decades of experience as a family therapist - and as a mother - have given her the wisdom about parenting girls that she brings to this book.

Customer reviews

By leesa cosentino 18 Feb 2011 4

This is a great book, with general teaching on raising your daughters.
Its writing is simple and sometimes i felt as though the chapter was just an introduction - I wanted more!
Overall this is a great read for someone who has not much of an idea of raising a girl (ie her father), but not perhaps for the avid child rearing book reader.

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'Read it, even if you have boys.' Pru Goward, Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission