The Fathering Channel talks with Steve Biddulph one of Australia’s foremost experts on raising girls and the author of ’Raising Girls’ and ’Ten Things Girls Need Most’.
In conversation with Kati Gapaillard they cover how parents can lead their daughters through childhood and the tumultuous teens to become strong, confident, mindful and self-assured women.
This podcast was recorded on Friday 10 July.
Steve Biddulph is one of the world’s best-known parent educators. A psychologist for 30 years, he is now retired but continues to write and teach.
His books, including ‘Raising Girls’, ‘The Secret of Happy Children’, ‘Raising Boys’, ‘The New Manhood’, and now ’10 Things Girls Need Most’ are on bookshelves in four million homes and published in 31 languages. They have influenced the way we look at childhood and especially the development of boys and men. Today though, the mental health of girls and young women globally is a major focus.
Steve was voted Australian Father of the Year 2001 for his work encouraging dads, and a Member of the Order of Australia for his work in young people’s mental health. He has two grown up children, and lives in Tasmania with his wife and co-author Shaaron, and assorted wombats.
‘Raising Girls in the 21st Century’ is both a guidebook and a call-to-arms for parents. The five key stages of girlhood are laid out so that you know exactly what matters at which age, and how to build strength and connectedness into your daughter from infancy onwards.
You can purchase a copy of ‘Raising Girls in the 21st Century’ on Booktopia.
‘Raising Girls in the 21st Century’ is both fierce and tender in its mission to help girls more at every age. It’s a book for parents who love their daughters deeply, whether they are newborns, teenagers, young women – or anywhere in between.
Along with his fellow psychologists worldwide, Steve is angry at the exploitation and harm being done to girls today. With ’Raising Girls in the 21st Century’ he strives to spark a movement to end the trashing of girlhood; equipping parents to deal with the modern world and getting the media off the backs of our daughters.
‘Raising Girls in the 21st Century’ is powerful, practical and positive. Your heart, head and hands will be strengthened by its message.
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