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Girls Will Be Girls: Raising Confident and Courageous Daughters Paperback – August 20, 2003
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The book follows the expected logical pattern of moving from the basics of perspective through the normal growing up process. First are the formative years, then preadolescent, then adolescent years. Of special interest, she includes chapters on the special relationship between daughters and their mother as well as one on the relationship between daughters and their father and one of dealing with the normal fears and worries of being parents. Each chapter has comments from girls at that age or referring to the subject of the chapter as well as the defining or "crucible" events that occur during that age or relationship.
If there were one book that I would recommend to anyone raising a girl in today's world, this would be the one that I would recommend. It stands like a lighthouse warning parents of dangerous shoals and how to avoid them as well as offering guidance on how to help their daughters negotiate dangerous waters and come out safe. This book truly lives up to the title and empowers parents with the tools to mold young girls into confident, courageous and well-adjusted adult women.
JoAnn Deak is there on the balance beam with us all. Thanks to her experience in schools and expertise as a counselor, she presents comprehensible insights regarding physical and psychological issues, along with memorable anecdotes and solid advice to help us approach the complexities rationally. When we have finished reading, we know more about the girls and how best to support them. And we also understand more about ourselves.
I've been waiting for such a book for a long time!
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I heard Dr. Deak speak at the 92Y on the neuroscience of genius: [...]
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There are several gems of wisdom contained in this book. It can certainly help parents to refrain from being overly reactive; most situations, however emotionally charged they... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Carolyn Kost
This book was highly recommended to me to better help me relate to my daughter who was become a handful in her tween/teen years - hopefully it will be of benefit. Read morePublished 22 months ago by David Marcotte
If you are looking for parenting tips to help inspire confidence in girls- skip this. It's not a how-to, but a theoretical review of bell-curve norms.Published on January 17, 2014 by Amazon Customer
Such good info...If your a dad struggling to figure out your daughter and want to be prepared for her teen years...better buy this...You will happy you didPublished on December 4, 2013 by Andy O
This book has different was to help raise a confident girl. When reading you see most of the ways to raise a confident girl seems like common sense but then you see how hard it is... Read morePublished on October 6, 2013 by cynthia
I am a new father of a girl and I am thankful I realized I don't understand little girls or their progression to womanhood. Read morePublished on August 9, 2013 by Gerald N.
this is a great book - I haven't read it all yet but am finding it helpful as I am entering the teen years with my daughter.Published on July 9, 2013 by Theresa Brown