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21st Century Girls: How Female Minds Develop, How to Raise Bright, Balanced Girls

21st Century Girls: How Female Minds Develop, How to Raise Bright, Balanced Girls [Kindle Edition]

Sue Palmer
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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This is an in-depth scholarly work which provides a fascinating look at the way girls grow up and develop in our modern era, and the high demands which are placed on them from an early age. (PARENTS IN TOUCH)

For Palmer, the way to ensure that girls are raised to become happy and healthy adults is to reclaim motherhood and train women to become better at it. (Sian Griffiths SUNDAY TIMES)

Educationalist, literacy expert and writer Sue Palmer is well-known for her brilliant books on childhood and the raising of boys; now she has turned her attention to our daughters - and the result should be required reading for all parents, teachers and grandparents. (Bel Mooney DAILY MAIL)

An excellent book (Vanessa Feltz BBC LONDON)

This is a readable and useful addition to and increasingly urgent debate which needs to be brought out further into the open. (CATHOLIC HERALD)

Not a chick-lit tale as the title suggests, but a follow-up to Palmer's book Toxic Childhood, published in 2006. This time round, her aim is to ensure that girls become happy, healthy adults. How? Reclaim motherhood is her answer... (THE LADY)

Sue Palmer offers warm, strong guidance on raising our daughters including dealing with our multimedia highly materialistic society and making sure that girls grow into confident balanced women. Using research from around the world she provides timeline suggestions for addressing the key issues at each stage. (THE GREEN PARENT)

Book Description

A must-have parenting guide to raising girls in the 21st Century.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 721 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Orion (7 Mar 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #51,207 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for those with little girls 5 Jun 2013
By Deb
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I have never been one for these types of books but I read a review and thought I would give it a go. I am glad I did. I have nearly finished it and feel empowered and ready to tackle the main issues with confidence. I have two older children (in their 20's) and it is good to know I got a lot right but now with a little one (age 5) and a whole set of 'new' rules and technology I feel that I can be in charge of her upbringing and that is a positive thing. Consumerism is tough for a parent, calls of 'but everyone has/does this' are hard for parents to hear and deal with but this book gives you clear guidelines, based on ages on how to deal with the everyday and foundations to lay. Will recommend to all my friends with little girls.
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A first class, if chilling, overview of the childhood experience of the next generation of women. Not comfortable reading but enough to make everyone involved in the care and upbringing of girls, to step back and consider how they can help not hinder the healthy development of young minds and personalities.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Vital reading for parents and carers ! 3 Jan 2014
By Steph
This is a very easy to read ,highly informative ,up-to-date book about children'development from birth to late teens. I can't recommend it highly enough.It comes with great timelines of advice for the different stages of development ( 0 to 3 ,3 to 6,6 to 11, 11+ )to address paricular issues.I have read many books of the kind and it is the best one yet.
It is a scary world we live in and it can feel like you have no control over your children'life ,however much you love and care for them. I have a daughter entering the teenage years and felt I needed some guidance into managing the transition stage and help her prepare to go independently out on her own soon. Reading Sue Palmer'friendly words of wisdom has really helped me.I have a boy and a girl,but I have found a lot of the book apply to both sexes.I only wish I had read it earlier. Buy with confidence !
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4.0 out of 5 stars Century girls 7 Oct 2013
By Raq
Good logical book, opened my eyes to a few things too! Must read i would recommend to anyone with young girls.
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