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Raising Girls: Why Girls Are Different--and How to Help Them Grow up Happy and Strong Paperback – January 1, 2006
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Parents learn how to help their daughters cope with fear, avoid social and academic stereotyping, counter the negative messages girls receive about their place in society, and foster self-reliance and self-esteem that will help them find positive relationships.
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As a middle school teacher, I am realizing that teachers play a colossal role in shaping not only how girls see themselves in an ever changing world, but we can help young boys break their culturally ingrained preconceptions of what it means to be female. But I am getting off topic, because while I may be able to inspire, teach, and help the girls in my class become more free thinking woman, I have the most influence on my own daughter. That is why I feel that reading up on as much literature as I can, will help me become a better dad.
Having said that all that, Raising Girls is a pretty common sense book. She is not really saying anything that most people don't already know. Her main point, a factor I feel is crucial no matter what the sex of a child, is that self-confidence is vital for developing healthy adults.
What was helpful to be about this book, was that she asks both parents to constantly examine their own values and ideas of what women should be like in society. From Barbie to Tom Boys, the author is continually asking parents to be aware of how society influences young girls, and she reminds us that we as parents are part of society as well, and thus must be aware of our own expectations for our daughters.Read more ›
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I thought this book covered the basics, but didn't really go into any of the subject matter very deeply; I was looking for a little more meat a substance.Published 17 months ago by Carrie LM Baquie
Great book with excellent information to aid a mother or father in raising a happy, confident daughter! I would highly recommend this book!Published on December 11, 2012 by melg27