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Raising Girls in the 21st Century

From Babyhood to Womanhood - Helping Your Daughter to Grow Up Wise, Warm and Strong
Narrated by: Damian De Montemas
Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (38 ratings)

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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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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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😍 amazing book 😍😍

This book was so fantastic!! I loved that it was so straight up about the dangers that our girls face in today's world which is so different from our own. Really practical advise and guidelines backed by research, statistics and knowlegable experts. Absolutely recommend to anyone who has adolescent girls in their lives whether they be your daughter, niece, granddaughter or best friend daughter.

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Amazing content

The content was excellent, eye opening! Particularly 2-5 years for me. The way its written is easy to follow however didnt like the narrator's tone Maybe trying to sound empathetic, i found it sounded like he was annoyed or irritated.. Not sure.. i just didnt like it..

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Insightful

The voice of the narrator was excellent, read with an empathic, calm voice. Very easy to listen to. I have attended one of Steve Biddulph talks so some of the content was familiar yet it was a good reminder that our girls are faced with so many things we haven't experienced growing up, he provides the tools to navigate this vital role of raising girls in the 21st Century.

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Brought a few issues to my attention

I loved the book, I couldn't put it down. it has brought things to my attention which will help with raising 3 daughter's that are aged 10- 12 years of age.

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Excellent! Keepibg this one in the library.

Informative and helpful, worth checking out as it covers a number of years through a child's development.