"My six-year-old fusses with her hair for hours. Is this normal?” “Yesterday my seventh grader was all sunshine. Today she’s wearing black and won’t leave her room.” “I’m worried my teenager may have an eating disorder.”
In today’s complex world, parenting a girl is harder than ever. It takes more than love. It takes insight into the things that make your daughter tick as she grows from childhood to young adulthood.
Drawing on the authors’ 50-plus years of combined counseling experience, Raising Girls takes you inside the mind and soul of your girl. You’ll obtain seasoned, expert insights on:
Your daughter’s different stages of development from ages zero to 19
How you can effectively relate to her at each stage
What is normal behavior, what isn’t, and when and how to intervene
How to deal with self-destructive behavior such as eating disorders, cutting, or experimentation with alcohol
and much more
Spiced with stories, humor, and much reassurance, Raising Girls will help you encourage your daughter, challenge her, love her, and help her discover who God is creating her to be.
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My eyes were opened!
If you think your daughter is abnormal this book will help you understand why she may actually be normal.
Most teenage girls have a set pattern and phases of their lives. More times than not, if a young girl does NOT fit one of the typical phases, she is not the norm (and you are lucky!). This book helps one to understand that when your young girl does not want to talk to you, but will spend hours talking to her friends, or if the only person she cares about is herself, or one moment she is kind and compassionate and the next she does not want to be seen with you --- this book is for you. When you encounter these extreme mood swings or attitudes, you will know how to respond or to not to respond. As a dad to a teenage daughter, I wish I had read this book several years ago (like my wife suggested). It would have helped me ride out the challenging years of young girls.
If you have a young girl - this is a must read!