Raising Girls by Steve Biddulph

Raising Girls

By Steve Biddulph

  • Release Date: 2012-12-26
  • Genre: Parenting
Score: 4
From 51 Ratings
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 Steve Biddulph’s Raising Boys has been a worldwide bestseller, helping millions of parents understand their sons. But today it’s girls who are in trouble, in a world that is forcing them to grow up too fast. 

With his trademark warmth and powerful stories, Steve Biddulph brings together the best thinking from around the world on how to raise a daughter to be strong, wise and able to stand up for herself and others. 

Steve outlines the five stages of girlhood and ways to help your daughter grow well at every age— from babyhood to womanhood. He offers practical advice on how to build her confidence, encourage her friendships and equip her to develop strong values and worthwhile dreams. 
All the big issues are tackled including bullying, eating disorders, body image, alcohol, social media and how to relate wisely to the opposite sex. Whether your child is a toddler or a teen, or somewhere in between, it’s all covered here! 

‘Overflowing with incisive understandings … a comprehensive and in-depth guide. — Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychologist and author of The Princess Bitchface Syndrome and When to Really Worry


  • Time well spent

    By Emijayne
    Thank you Steve for this fantastic resource. I only wish I'd read it when my first daughter had been born and not waited 6 years. This is a very approachable, easy to read book, full of sound perspective backed in research and evidence. It has changed my attitude to a number of issues that I am yet to face, and is a call to action on changes I need to make in myself now. I'll be asking all my family involved in helping raise my daughters to read it and recommending to my friends who have daughters.
  • Raising Girls

    By Suijin-sama
    Steve & team Many years ago while teaching in rural NSW I remember buying and reading your book on boys. The first child we awaited - a daughter - was prematurely still-born. She would be 25 had things been other. Followed by a repeat tragedy for twin boys some three+ years later. Our children are now our nieces, nephews, god-children (ranging early 30s to nearly three) - and many past students - here in Australia - and in Japan - where I was teaching for nearly two decades. My wife is one of those "aunty" figures about whom you write so movingly - and in my own way I have tried to be a significant other older male figure - to those significant younger persons in our lives - even to a much younger (by 15+ years) half-sister - though not always (so far as I know) with complete success. My own father was gone (car accident death) when I was just two. There were some significant older persons - family-connected and not - who were important to me as I grew up - and to whom I am always in my heart most grateful. The things you have described about the contexts of life for girls nowadays - a mix of the challenging, the distressing and the joyousness of possibility - is beautifully and sensitively portrayed. Congratulations. Jim KABLE PS I purchased this book for my newly-acquired iPad mini - reading it on buses/trains/ferries during a current visit to Sydney. Some of my time in Japan I spent editing/proof-reading. It is not a skill one lays easily aside. When this book has been properly edited again for its many typos - simple though some of them are - will I be able to receive such a version to replace this copy I wonder? And why do I need a nick-name to send my review?