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Publisher's Summary

The revised and updated edition of the best-selling parenting classic.

Raising Girls in the Twenty-First Century is Steve Biddulph’s warm, wise and up-to-the-minute look at how to help your daughter - at every age, from baby to teen. Girls today need to be strong but also keep their hearts open. Steve brings the very best help from around the globe to build girls’ self-belief in a world that often wants to tear them down.

In this revised and updated edition, you’ll learn how to raise your daughter to:

  • Have a joyful childhood and not be forced to grow up too fast
  • Navigate the fraught world of friends, peer pressure and bullying
  • Be free and wild to reduce anxiety, depression and self-harm
  • Avoid technology addiction and other social media pitfalls
  • Relate to boys with a clear head and strong heart

There is also a powerful new section on "#MeToo in School", shining a light on the reality of childhood sexual harassment and how best to help your daughter fight it. Filled with unforgettable stories that will bring you to tears and offering clear, practical help, Raising Girls in the Twenty-First Century is not just a guidebook but a fierce call to arms. The world’s best guide to girlhood is now in your hands.

©2019 Steve Biddulph (P)2019 Simon & Schuster Australia

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Narration style made me fearful

The tone of voice was unsuitable for this book. Learning about the world of girls is both wonderful and fearful, however, the narration style just made me fearful. I’ve read an earlier version of this book but thought it a good idea to listen to an update, I’m trying to stay relaxed and feeling good about being as informed as I can be for my growing daughter. Yikes! I’m now on edge and might seek out the latest book to read it in my own calm way.

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Great insight. Poor delivery.

Good updated information and insights for parents on how to deal with the modern day pressures of girlhood.

But it wasn't very enjoyable due to the narrator's tone. It made parenting girls sounds a lot more bleak than it needed to be. Probably not the desired intent of the author.

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Narrators tone distracting

The narrator speaks as though he is reading an infomercial for cigarettes causing lung cancer. The section on neurodiversity needs updating- mis-pronounced Aspergers. Otherwise there’s a lot of common sense here.

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Condescending and judgemental

While a few gems were noted from this book, I can't help but think the content might be more bareable, if not somewhat useful, without the condescending tone of the narrator.

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Great book

Great content for new parents. However, the narrator came off as very melancholy throughout the whole book. Increasing the playback speed made him sound a little more joyous.

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not the best narrator

I really enjoyed the reseach presented in this book and am attending a seminar with the author soon. But the narrator is the wrong voice and tone for this books. It's too dramatic, more suited to a novel.

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very left leaning

I found the book overall a good listen, and I hope helpful. but alot of the information being conveyed seems to be based on feelings and not facts... it's worth a listen/read

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Couldn’t get through - going to paper

Unfortunately I didn’t read the reviews before purchase. Regretful and will go to paper version.

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Great book, inappropriate narration

Really useful and insightful content, but the narration was creepy, inappropriate, and far too dramatic for the context. Ordered the book instead.

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Father of 3 girls

I was recommended this book by a friend. As a father of three girls ages 5, 2 and 1 I found this book informative, educational and emotional. It is a book I will continually refer to as a girls get older. I want to be the best father I can and provide my girls a beautiful, loving and happy childhood. This book will be a great resource over the years to help me. I highly recommend this book to any father wanting to be the best dad they can.

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Essential for all families with daughters

This book was an eye opener to the stresses and pressures on kids in the 21st century.

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