The aim of this book is to help you understand how to lay down the foundations of good mental health early in your daughter’s life, and to keep her strong all the way through.’ Steve Biddulph
10 Things Girls Need Most is a dual gift. It provides the very best information that we have about girls growing up today – and, alongside, interactive tasks and self-exploration practices that will help you to put this into practice. These interactive tasks are simple questions for you to respond to. They immediately get you thinking about your own life, your family and, of course, your daughter.
This book grew out of the growing concerns of parents about health issues being faced by their daughters – such as:
• feeling inadequate
• suffering long periods of deep unhappiness
• embarrassment about their developing bodies and appearance
• experiencing friendship struggles
• feeling alone in their struggles
• unsure about their sexuality.
This is a whole new book on girls, and it has grown out of years of online discussions. It is a reflection of the issues that parents want to explore in more depth. Many of these are new. The information in this book will help your daughter to develop the necessary emotional and mental skills to keep her healthy throughout her whole life.
Steve Biddulph, AM, is one of the world’s best known parent educators. A psychologist for 30 years, he is now retired but continues to write and teach. His books, including The Secret of Happy Children, Raising Boys, The New Manhood and Raising Girls are in four million homes and 31 languages around the world. Steve’s work has influenced the way we look at childhood, the development of boys and men, the exploitation of girls and the misuse of young women globally.