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Raising Girls

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  65 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Raising Girls journeys into the heart of girls to help parents understand their daughter's different stages of development: what is normal, what is not, and how to relate effectively. Drawing on fifty
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 13th 2007 by Zondervan (first published May 1st 2007)
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The simplistic writing at first gave me the impression that there wasn't going to be much more I could gain from it (almost feels 7th-grade-ish), but I'm glad that the impression has turned out to be wrong. Although there are several things the authors have discussed so far that I already knew about, there are still things that I hadn't recognized or had a chance to consider. For example, their description of the "watch me!" stage helped me realize, "Oh, THAT's why H keeps dragging us to the bat ...more
This was a great book! I learned so much about my daughter AND about myself--a bonus I was not expecting. It turns out that so much of what my daughter has been going through at school or personally (mentally or physically) is absolutely normal. Go figure! Of course, based on my own religious beliefs, I didn't agree with everything the authors said or suggested. BTW, the authors are women who run girls camps. Neither has children, let alone daughters. But they do have some wonderful insights int ...more
I bought this book because I have not read much about little girls and I wanted to know what to worry about and what to let go of as we go through our day-to-day lives. This book gives wonderful perspective and is very empowering about the roles of parents in their daughters lives. Because my mom died while I was in the *narcissistic years* I have very little perspective on the long term mother/daughter relationship. This book really helped me understand the way my role with change and what need ...more
I read this book a couple years ago to help prepare myself for my daughter's teen years. Now that she's in the midst of them I've picked it up again and am understanding it in an entirely deeper way. This book is NOT just for girls and mothers. Fathers will benefit immensely from the authors' insights into the dynamics that influence our daughters and how we can help raise them to maturity.
Carrie loaned this to me. It had some good practical advice as well as big picture things to remember.
Written by two Christian counselors, who don't have children and it was good to get their outsider/insider perspective.
Topics of What's normal, what's not; What's going on with her, and How can I help.
Our job has parents is to call out the good in our girls and let them live and learn.
This book provided some good information on how boys and girls are different, and gave some good insight into how girls think.

Good advice included talking to girls in the car and cuddling them at bedtime when they're tired and willing to talk. Nothing new, but good to remember.

Christian advice was less than spectacular.

Not a 'how to' as the title suggests.
I have to say the chapters on 12-15 are so on point to what I am dealing with with my 12 year old. It really helps me understand more what she's going through and why my perfect angel sometimes turns into a monster, but better yet better ways for me to deal with her.
Very insightful to the stages girl progress through from birth to adulthood. It will teach you not only about your daughters, but also about yourself.
Annalisa Bayne
Sure I learned a few things from this book but I would expect to. I thought it wasn't very well written, hard to follow and quite boring.
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