Where Has My Little Girl Gone?: How to Protect Your Daughter from Growing Up Too Soon

Where Has My Little Girl Gone?: How to Protect Your Daughter from Growing Up Too Soon

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By (author) Tanith Carey

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  • Publisher: Lion Books
  • Format: Paperback | 194 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 14mm | 259g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0745955428
  • ISBN 13: 9780745955421
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 89,494

Product description

Can you protect your daughters from growing up too soon? How can you make sure they are confident about themselves? Can you combat the Lolita Effect? From every angle, our little girls are being bombarded with unhealthy messages about looks, sex and femininity, which they are simply too young to understand. Even primary school aged girls feels pressured to conform to a thin, 'sexy' ideal, and this leads to a rise in self-destructive behaviour in that age group, ranging from eating disorders and self-harming to anxiety and low self-esteem. This practical guide for parents will enable you to protect and develop your daughter's self-esteem, and to channel her towards positive female role models, toys and pastimes. Packed with tips from experts, this book will enable your daughter to cope with the world she lives in.

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Tanith Carey is a parenting author and journalist who writes for a wide range of national newspapers and magazines. She started her career as a news reporter, becoming a crime correspondent on the Brighton Evening Argus before joining the Daily Mirror. After several years as a feature writer undertaking investigations, celebrity interviews and backgrounders, she joined the Features Desk, first as Woman's Editor, and then Features Editor. Soon after the birth of her first child, Tanith was awarded Consumer Journalist of the Year - and later that year moved to New York as the Mirror's US Editor, a position she held jointly with her husband Anthony Harwood. On her return to the UK in 2005, Tanith wrote her first book, the biography of Russell Brand. It was followed by A Mother's Love, a prose collection on motherhood and How to Be an Amazing Mum - When You Just Don't Have the Time. Her latest book is Where Has My Little Girl Gone? She was nominated as National Newspaper Health Writer of the Year as well as the UK Press Gazette Scoop of the Year for her investigative journalism. Now a mother of two young girls, Tanith's newest books become essential hands-on guides for parenting in the modern age. She covers topics from protecting young girls from the damaging messages about body image and sex from the internet and media to practical tips for becoming a stress-free mother. Tanith lives in North London and now combines writing books with journalism.

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"Tanith Carey swims against the tide in this brilliant "how to" book. She is not a lone voice - it's time we as parents stood up to the esteem-robbing barrage our daughters face. As a parent of three daughters I encourage all Mum's AND Dads to read this book." Carrie Grant, TV Presenter "Well-researched and sensitively written, this is both an important book - and a very useful tool for parents." Dr Linda Papadopoulos, author of Home Office Review on the Sexualization of Girls