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Redefining Girly: How Parents Can Fight the Stereotyping and Sexualizing of Girlhood, from Birth to Tween Paperback – January 1, 2014
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“Melissa Wardy’s book reads like a conversation with a smart, wise, funny friend; one who dispenses fabulous advice on raising a strong, healthy, full-of-awesome girl.” —Peggy Orenstein, author, Cinderella Ate My Daughter
“With this book in hand, I no longer feel alone in my quest to raise girls who see a world full of potential. If you seek direction for raising a self-confident child, let this book be your compass.” —Samantha Ettus, Forbes contributor and founder of Working Moms Lifestyle
“Redefining Girly is a bold and essential contribution to the discussion about today’s ‘too fast, too soon’ girl culture. Wardy applies the latest research on media literacy, sexualization, and marketing to everyday situations parents face and provides practical strategies they can enact right now to raise strong, caring, confident daughters and to change a culture that devalues them.” —Michele Borba, Ed.D., author of The Big Book of Parenting Solutions
"Melissa Atkins Wardy writes with incredible insight, respect and honesty." —The Tribune (Greeley, CO)
"Redefining Girly is as interesting as it is educational, and Wardy provides parents with an easy, at times step by step guide on how best to respond to various scenarios relating to girlhood." —Metapsychology.net
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I agree with a lot of Wardy's basic ideas, but the way she suggests people implement them left me annoyed and frustrated.Read more ›
I am happy to say that even as a "veteran", and even as a parent of only boys, I got a LOT out of reading this book. What I have always appreciated about Wardy's approach is that she recaps her own real-life experiences as a parent and provides "scripts" of how she interacts with children (both her own and other people's).
I know what kinds of people I want my boys to become, but since they are preschoolers, I often find it hard to talk to them about it at their level. Wardy has the words. And now she's shared them with all of her readers, enabling us to find new ways to talk about the difficult issues of gender representation, respect for others, and self-confidence in the face of peer pressure.
One of the suggestions for raising a gender-neutral child is to eschew pink or boy clothing and to consider painting the baby's room green or yellow. This "advice" was insulting in its simplicity.
I am also dismayed at how many times the author refers to her web store...and how inaccurate I am finding the other reviews. I have not found any usable information in this book.
Instead of this book, try reading "Queen Bees and Wannabes" or "Reviving Ophelia". Although they are marketed as books for raising teen girls, I find them very helpful with my preteen.
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I have enjoyed reading Melissa Atkins Wardy's Pigtail Pals and Ballcap Buddies blog for years. This book reinforces the ideas she presents on her blog and gives tons of real world... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Leigha LaFleur
Every parent of a girl and professional that works with young girls should read this book.Published 16 months ago by LaurenCP
Very well-researched but written in approachable language. I love the practical tips throughout the book. A must have for any parent.Published 19 months ago by JVD
In this book on the perils of modern girlhood, Melissa Atkins Wardy announces the goal of “redefining girly” so that girls can understand that “there are infinite ways to be a... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Ready Mommy
This was such an amazing book. Melissa Wardy does a fantastic job of keeping the reader interested. She opens up a world of knowledge and completely transforms my views on media... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Renee
"Redefining Girly" is simplistic and narrow in its scope, and not particularly helpful to anyone who already has a basic knowledge of, or curiosity about, gender... Read morePublished 21 months ago by TC