Raising Girls: Why Girls Are Different - And How to Help Them Grow Up Happy and Confident

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9780007204854: Raising Girls: Why Girls Are Different - And How to Help Them Grow Up Happy and Confident

A warm and inspiring read for parents, this book explores girls' emotional and physical development from ages 1 to 16. Every parent of girls aged between 1 and 16 will enjoy reading this informative and practical book. It focuses on girls' emotional and physical development, their education, social conditioning and their relationship with parents and siblings. Psychologist and parenting author Gisela Preuschoff covers everything you need to know about girls from birth to teenage years, in this easy to follow guide which includes examples from real families. The book includes: - how girls and boys differ in behaviour and emotions - nurturing a girl's self-esteem and reducing fears - breaking out of the 'helpless girl' syndrome - how society conditions girls - avoiding gender stereotypes in toys etc - girls' experiences at preschool, single sex or co-ed - girls and maths and sciences - and how parents can encourage their daughters - teen issues and puberty - the importance of a father's relationship with his daughter

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Written in a conversational tone with a dynamic, easy-to-read design, RAISING GIRLS addresses the emotional, physical, and behavioral issues that are particular to daughters.

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.

About the Author:

Gisela Preuschoff is a psychologist and parenting author. Three decades of experience as a family therapist - and as a mother - have given her the wisdom about parenting girls that she brings to this book.

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