21st Century Girls

21st Century Girls : How Female Minds Develop, How to Raise Bright, Balanced Girls

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A must-have parenting guide to raising girls in the 21st Century. 'There can be no keener revelation of a country's soul than the way it treats its children.' Nelson Mandela Childhood, as a stage in human development, has been steadily eroded. Children today are introduced to 21st Century adult values and behaviour at an increasingly early age, long before they're developmentally ready to cope with them. We expend immense time and effort attending to their material needs while neglecting their developmental needs. In this important polemic, Sue Palmer believes that if we don't get a grip on this problem soon, the increase in developmental disorders, behavioural difficulties and mental health problems recorded by experts over recent decades will soon roll out of control. Sue discusses challenges faced in the 21st century including: -the problems facing parents in an age of materialism -the way gender wars have intensified those problems -the debate about the 'female brain' -the reasons why contemporary culture can be so damaging for children, especially girls -the challenges involved in detoxifying family life Every parent, grandparent, teacher and carer of girls needs to read this book.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 24mm | 419.99g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752890131
  • 9780752890135
  • 406,621

About Sue Palmer

Sue Palmer is a writer, broadcaster and consultant on the education of young children. She is well-known to UK teachers as a specialist in literacy, especially the teaching of writing, but concern about children's lifestyles led her to research and publish the bestselling book TOXIC CHILDHOOD: How the Modern World Is Damaging Our Children and What We Can Do About It, followed in 2007 by a practical handbook for parents, DETOXING CHILDHOOD: What Parents Need to Know to Raise Bright, Balanced Children, and her most recent book 21ST CENTURY BOYS. Sue is also a popular speaker, addressing thousands of teachers each year across the UK and around the world - and increasingly invited to address audiences of parents, health professionals and others concerned with children's well-being. She writes frequently in the national press, and has worked as a consultant to the National Literacy Trust, the Basic Skills Agency, many educational publishers, the Department for Education and the BBC. Visit Sue Palmer's website at www.suepalmer.co.ukshow more

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This is an in-depth scholarly work which provides a fascinating look at the way girls grow up and develop in our modern era, and the high demands which are placed on them from an early age. PARENTS IN TOUCH For Palmer, the way to ensure that girls are raised to become happy and healthy adults is to reclaim motherhood and train women to become better at it. -- Sian Griffiths SUNDAY TIMES Educationalist, literacy expert and writer Sue Palmer is well-known for her brilliant books on childhood and the raising of boys; now she has turned her attention to our daughters - and the result should be required reading for all parents, teachers and grandparents. -- Bel Mooney DAILY MAIL An excellent book -- Vanessa Feltz BBC LONDON This is a readable and useful addition to and increasingly urgent debate which needs to be brought out further into the open. CATHOLIC HERALD Not a chick-lit tale as the title suggests, but a follow-up to Palmer's book Toxic Childhood, published in 2006. This time round, her aim is to ensure that girls become happy, healthy adults. How? Reclaim motherhood is her answer... THE LADY Sue Palmer offers warm, strong guidance on raising our daughters including dealing with our multimedia highly materialistic society and making sure that girls grow into confident balanced women. Using research from around the world she provides timeline suggestions for addressing the key issues at each stage. THE GREEN PARENT This is an in-depth scholarly work which provides a fascinating look at the way girls grow up and develop in our modern era, and the high demands which are placed on them from an early age. PARENTS IN TOUCH For Palmer, the way to ensure that girls are raised to become happy and healthy adults is to reclaim motherhood and train women to become better at it. -- Sian Griffiths SUNDAY TIMES Educationalist, literacy expert and writer Sue Palmer is well-known for her brilliant books on childhood and the raising of boys; now she has turned her attention to our daughters - and the result should be required reading for all parents, teachers and grandparents. -- Bel Mooney DAILY MAIL An excellent book -- Vanessa Feltz BBC LONDON This is a readable and useful addition to and increasingly urgent debate which needs to be brought out further into the open. CATHOLIC HERALD Not a chick-lit tale as the title suggests, but a follow-up to Palmer's book Toxic Childhood, published in 2006. This time round, her aim is to ensure that girls become happy, healthy adults. How? Reclaim motherhood is her answer... THE LADY Sue Palmer offers warm, strong guidance on raising our daughters including dealing with our multimedia highly materialistic society and making sure that girls grow into confident balanced women. Using research from around the world she provides timeline suggestions for addressing the key issues at each stage. THE GREEN PARENTshow more

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Girls are growing up faster these days. Too fast. So what can we do about it? Sue Palmer provides vital analysis and advice that will change the way we raise girls. Based on the latest research around the world, she gives parents the warm, strong guidance that girls need including: - How to give them the best start possible - How to support their development throughout the early years - How to deal with our multi-media, highly sexualised and materialistic society - How to make sure they grow up into confident and balanced women Sue also provides a range of developmental timelines for what to expect when, from birth to maturity. Every parent, grandparent, teacher and carer of girls needs to read this book. It will inform them, instruct them and ultimately, give them confidence and parenting courage to guide their daughters through their most important years. Sue Palmer is a writer, broadcaster and consultant on the education of young children. She is a specialist in literacy and is also a popular speaker, addressing thousands of teachers, parents and health professionals each year across the UK and around the world. She writes frequently in the national press, and has worked as a consultant to the National Literacy Trust, the Department for Education and the BBC. She is the author of Toxic Childhood, Detoxing Childhood and 21st Century Boys.show more

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