Raising Girls

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

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 140 x 215 x 14mm | 263g
  • Ten Speed Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 1607745755
  • 9781607745754
  • 2,453

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?
Author’s Notes
Contributors and Acknowledgments
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About Steve Biddulph

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.
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