A powerful revised and updated edition of the bestselling parenting classic, Raising Girls.
There has been a sudden and universal deterioration in girls’ mental health and wellbeing, starting in primary school and devastating the teen years. Fierce and tender in its mission, Raising Girls in the Twenty-first Century is both a guidebook and a call-to-arms for parents. The five key stages of girlhood are laid out so that you know exactly what matters at which age, and how to build strength and connectedness into your daughter from infancy onwards. At last, there is a clear map of girls’ minds that accepts no limitations, narrow roles or selling-out of your daughter’s potential or uniqueness.
Raising Girls in the Twenty-first Century explores how to help your daughter feel secure, become an explorer, get along with others, find her soul, and ultimately become a woman. All the hazards are signposted – bullying, eating disorders, body image and depression, social media harms and helps – as are concrete and simple measures for mums and dads to help raise a daughter to be strong, wise and able to stand up for herself and others. Parenthood is restored to an exciting journey, not one worry after another.
Raising Girls in the Twenty-first Century has been updated to include:
- Two kinds of girlhood: why some girls go off the rails while others go from strength to strength.
- Finding comfort in her own skin: avoiding the toxic mix of perfectionism and overachievement.
- Mirror, mirror on the screen: how our devices and social media steal joy, and how we can put them in the right perspective.
- Pets, plants and wild places: bringing nature and its power to heal into your daughter’s life.
- What’s missing? A diagnostic list to identifying the gaps, and the ten vital ingredients to being happy and free.