Raising Girls: How to Help Your Daughter Grow Up Happy, Healthy, and Strong

Raising Girls: How to Help Your Daughter Grow Up Happy, Healthy, and Strong


By (author) Steve Biddulph

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  • Publisher: TEN SPEED PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 216 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 214mm x 18mm | 260g
  • Publication date: 4 March 2014
  • ISBN 10: 1607745755
  • ISBN 13: 9781607745754
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,774

Product description

A practical guidebook and passionate call-to-arms for parents of girls that empowers them to raise confident, well-rounded daughters in an exploitative world, from the author of the international bestseller "Raising Boys"."" Raising a happy, healthy, well-adjusted daughter from babyhood to womanhood can be a challenge. Girls need to be strong, and in this warm-hearted book, best-selling parenting author Steve Biddulph brings together the finest thinking from around the world on how to raise daughters who are self-assured, know they are loved, and can stand up for themselves and others. With gentle humor and proven wisdom backed by decades of experience as a family psychologist and father, Biddulph shows parents of girls how to navigate the obstacles of growing up in a world that seems bent on poisoning their confidence. Biddulph also discusses: - The five stages of girlhood, and how to help them go smoothly. - How to deal with bullying, mean girls, and social media. - Ways to ease the transition into the teen years. - What you need to know about healthy body image, food, and eating disorders. - The importance of girl's friendships and how to support them. - How to help girls happily and confidently relate to boys. With unforgettable success stories of girls growing up wise and warm, "Raising Girls" is fierce and tender; loving and concerned. It is both a detailed guidebook and a passionate call-to-arms to defend and empower girls everywhere.

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Author information

STEVE BIDDULPH is one of the world's best-known parenting authors, with books in four million homes and thirty-one languages. He was a family psychologist for more than thirty years, and teaches at The Cairnmillar Institute in Melbourne. He lives in Tasmania, Australia.

Table of contents

A Letter from Steve Meet Kaycee and Genevieve Part One The Five Stages of Girlhood Chapter one: Creating a Total Girl Chapter two: Right from the Start (Birth to Two Years) Chapter three: Learning to Explore (Two to Five Years) Chapter four: Getting Along with Others (Five to Ten Years) Chapter five: Finding Her Soul (Ten to Fourteen Years) Chapter six: Preparing for Adulthood (Fourteen to Eighteen Years) Part Two Hazards and Helps: The Five Big Risk Areas and How to Navigate Them Chapter seven: Too Sexy Too Soon Chapter eight: Mean Girls Chapter nine: Bodies, Weight, and Food Chapter ten: Alcohol and Other Drugs Chapter eleven: Girls and the Online World Part Three Girls and Their Parents Chapter twelve: Girls and Their Moms Chapter thirteen: Girls and Their Dads What Happened to Kaycee? Postscript Author’s Notes Contributors and Acknowledgments Index