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Paperback Girls Will Be Girls: Raising Confident and Courageous Daughters Book

ISBN: 0786886579

ISBN13: 9780786886579

Girls Will Be Girls: Raising Confident and Courageous Daughters

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A bold and timely work that "offers parents humor, understanding, parenting philosophy, and well-founded pearls of wisdom" (Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D., coauthor of Raising Cain). Mary Pipher reveals to parents the problems girls face in Reviving Ophelia; now in Girls Will Be Girls, JoAnn Deak offers solutions. Looking past the "scare" stories to those that enlighten parents and enable them to empower girls, Deak draws from the latest brain research...

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Well Worth The Read

Girls Will be Girls is an excellent look at the struggles girls go through to reach adulthood, and how the adults in their lives can be there to help guide them through the murky times. What I loved about this book is that while it accurately portrayed the pain and difficulties of adolescence and tween years, Deak applauds girls' strength, courage, and ability to use their resources and friendships to find their way through. She gives solutions for helping to guide them through the difficulties that await them, yet Deak does not just dwell on the bad. She celebrates all that these ages have to offer. I found this book very relevant and helpful and have recommended it to many friends.

You Go Girl!

I truly enjoyed this practical, funny, touching and true guide to parenting girls from a real expert. She really knows how to keep your attention with real stories and get her point across with humor and detail. We can all learn how to help our girls grow up to be the women we all wanted to be.

Brilliant, a authoritative reference

Enlightening, provocative and powerful, this is perhaps the most useful book on raising daughters that I have ever read. In the book Deak covers the problems, confusion, motivations and fears that are all a normal part of growing up female. But more than just noting that they exist and their basis, she also provides practical advice on how to deal with the problems in a proactive and productive manner. 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.

Great pearls of wisdom for parents of daughters!

No matter how much you think your daughter will always tell you everything, think again. Even I can recall a few times while growing up, where I either kept something from my mother, or did something without her knowing. Even if you think you have a great relationship with your daughter, all you can do is teach her right from wrong and hope she follows through.In the book, "Girls Will Be Girls," readers will find themselves absorbing so much information! If you have a daughter, you will get answers to some sticky situations, find solutions to some difficult problems, and learn how to learn more about your daughter and what she is going through in her life. Each chapter includes very helpful "Pearls for Parents and Pearls for Girls," which are truly great "pearls" of wisdom. highly recommends the book, "Girls Will Be Girls" - it's a joy to read (not only if you have a daughter), informative, and will guide parents and their daughters on how to make the most of their relationship :).
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