Girls today grow up in a culture saturated with violence, sexual images, and female-toxic messages. Many girls struggle to maintain self-esteem. Faced with unprecedented challenges and choices, they experience a dramatic loss of confidence, often preceding a drop in achievement and aspirations.How to Mother a Successful Daughter comes to the rescue of modern mothers wishing to prevent or reverse the negative effects that contemporary culture has on girls. Packed with practical insights and what-to-say-when advice, this book will not only give you a fresh and smart approach to raising resilient, self-confident daughters, but inspire and uplift you as well.
"In addressing the question of how mothers can help their daughters shape successful futures, lecturer and workshop leader Marone (How to Father a Successful Daughter) draws heavily from recent research indicating that girls' self-esteem tends to plummet during adolescence. Happily, she takes the topic a step further, discussing what mothers can do to counteract the many cultural messages that belittle girls. Her premise that mothers can be positive role models by exhibiting and helping their daughters to develop mastery skills is sound, and her definition of "success" is flexible and undogmatic, based upon individual goals....many of her ideas, such as encouraging girls in math and science, learning new skills together such as in-line skating or playing backgammon, and keeping fathers involved in girls' lives, though not new, will be useful for mothers grappling with the problems of raising girls in today's world." -- Publishers Weekly
|Publication Date||Jan 23, 2006|
|Category||Parent / Child Relationships, Physical / Emotional Development|
|Parenting Books Age||Infant to Preschool, Child / School Age, Pre-Teen, Teen|