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Because of the scope of information presented, it can be tricky to pick up the book and look for quick guidance on a particular topic such as adolescent weight issues or childhood asthma; more use, and more pleasure, will be found if you add it to your permanent reference shelf to look through in stages. Author Dr. Christiane Northup (Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom) seamlessly blends personal stories with clear research in a way that creates a compelling read from start to finish, even if the specific topic isn't necessarily one that concerns you. Information is a welcome mix of old school medical advice and new school nutrition and stress relief. In Northup's world, whole foods and loving communication can play just as important roles as antibiotics.
The book is categorized somewhat loosely by age, beginning with pregnancy and labor, and continuing through infancy, childhood, adolescence and young adulthood. Each section is quite specifically tuned to relating to daughters: Mothers of sons will get some use out of sections on breastfeeding, vaccinations and the like, but emotional concerns and physical recommendations are tailor-made for women and girls, right down to the resource guide that ends the book. By itself, that resource guide is an excellent starting point for further reading, both online and in print. When added to the whole, it is just one more reason you'll reach for the book on a regular basis. --Jill Lightner --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Reading the book made me want to read all of her books.
I find this book to be a great tool and guide to help mothers raise empowered daughters and a model for a healthy mother-daughter relationship.
She is that really smart, accomplished friend you wish you could hang out with, and reading this book is the next best thing.
Not at all what I was hoping for... I disagree with many of her basic philosophical beliefs, including her opinion of vaccinations.Published 4 days ago by Consistent Mama
So helpful, really helped me understand my own feelings about my monther/daughter relationships. I bought a copy for all my sisters and friendsPublished 3 months ago by MJ
Didn't get anything out of this book. What mother daughter connection and wisdom? Just talked about raising girls.Published 6 months ago by Mermaid
This is very dense reading. Excellent facts, although difficult, I think, for the average reader. There are a lot of medical and technical terms. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Erika H. Schoeneweis