Updated and reprinted due to popular demand, PARENTING GIRLS is a fantastically practical and easy-to-read book offering current and informed advice from eight mothers and fathers who, between them, have dealt with all the problems in this book. The motto of these eight authors is, ‘Trust your daughter but keep your eyes open and be one jump ahead of her’, a saying that has been successful for them when raising their own daughters from primary school through to university graduates.
The eight authors share their solutions for coping with the problems every parent faces, like temper tantrums, shyness, depression, and lack of self confidence; as well as dealing with problems more specific to the noughties like cyber bullies, internet predators, computer addiction, and changing sexual values.
How You Can Help sections give honest and straight-forward advice on how to discuss sex and puberty, modern boy’s attitudes to casual sex and how your daughters can confront this, eating disorders, teenage smoking, party drugs, and binge drinking; while doctors give professional insight on common sexually transmitted diseases, coping with unsuitable friends, and teen pregnancy.
A must have for any parents bookcase in this day and age – I highly recommend it, especially at this excellent price!
(reviewed the day of purchase)