Raise your daughter to like herself
This ground-breaking new book gives you the 7 essential parenting pillars to protect and free your daughter from anxiety, depression, body hatred, poor self-esteem, peer pressure and friendship problems, and limiting her own potential.Tell me more...
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If you want to raise your girl to grow up happy, healthy, resilient and successful in today's society, then you already know that...
you need to do something different.
Hi, we're Kasey Edwards and Dr Christopher Scanlon
We are a husband-and-wife writing and researching team. We also have two daughters of our own. Over the past 10 years we have been researching and developing a comprehensive parenting approach to raising girls who like themselves.
What we know for certain is if you raise a girl who likes herself then she’ll be confident to live a life where everything you hope and dream for her is possible.More about us
Raising Girls Who Like Themselves
is a practical approach to parenting, based on proven principles to give your girl the strength, skills and tools to thrive in a world that is crushing so many of her peers.Find out more!
After reading this book...
you will go from worrying whether your daughter will grow up happy and healthy in today’s society to feeling confident and excited about her future.
With our practical and proven approach you can raise a resilient girl who likes herself, today, tomorrow and for the rest of her life.
Raising Girls Who Like Themselves will give you...
A detailed description of the 7 pillars that every girl who likes herself must have and whyThe 7 parenting pillars for raising your girl to like herself includes: Power Perspective, Body Confidence, Body Ownership, Mastery and Independence, a sense of Calm, Strong Relationships, and Authenticity.
Proven strategies to build and strengthen each pillarEvery strategy is backed by extensive and high quality research and the advice of the world's leading experts. We have put all the puzzle pieces together to give you a complete parenting approach.
Practical actions that you can implement right nowUnlike a lot of parenting advice that is very nice in theory but impossible to implement in real life, every strategy has been successfully implemented in our own busy, complicated, imperfect family.
Solutions to future problems you haven't even thought of yet
Our comprehensive approach will give your daughter the foundation skills and tools to successfully navigate the challenges that lay ahead.
Consistency and alignment with your parenting partnerWe wrote this book for dads as much as we did for mums. But from our experience, we have noticed that many dads do not read as much parenting advice as mums. We have therefore added a brief "Action for Dads" section for each pillar, detailing a low-effort-high-impact technique to help your daughter thrive.
advocate and author of Man Raises Boy.
"This book empowers daughters to confidently embrace their identity, and their place in the world. The authors' advice is delivered with empathy, experience and expertise, to ease parents' guilt, not raise it."
Dr Lea Waters
psychologist and author of The Strength Switch
“Inner strength, authenticity and self-love are the greatest gifts a girl can possess. The tools and insights in this book will help parents to give these gifts to their daughters.”
friendship skills expert and founder of URSTRONG
“Relatable + Practical + Real. Raising Girls captures the goal we all have as parents & educators – helping our children be the best versions of themselves. This book will help you help your daughter develop the most important attribute of all: self-compassion – so she will treat herself like a best friend first.”
psychologist and founder of BodyMatters Australasia
"We all know that parenting does not come with a road map. However, Raising Girls Who Like Themselves is the closest thing. It's written in a raw and readable style by parenting authorities and is a remarkable resource for mums and dads alike."
I don't have a traditional nuclear family. Will this book work for me and my family?
Families come in all different forms: heterosexual parents, same-sex parents, separated and blended families, legal guardians and multi-generational families, all of which can be springs of love.
For simplicity we have referred to the carers of children as ‘parents’, ‘mothers’ and ‘fathers’.
We consider these to be roles that can be fulfilled by any number of people in a child’s life, not limited by biology, gender or family structures.
Will this approach work for boys and non-binary children?
The focus of this book is girls because we are the parents of girls. But many of the challenges faced by girls in today's society are faced by all children.
Problems such as poor body image and disordered eating which predominantly affected girls in the past are becoming more common in boys.
Our 7 essential parenting pillars will help all children to grow up liking themselves.
Raising Girls Who Like Themselves
is PERFECT for you if…
- You don't have time to read all the theory and research and you just want to know exactly what you need to do.
- Other parenting advice books have left you feeling lost and guilty because the strategies are too complicated or impractical for you to implement in real life.
- You want the confidence to know that your parenting is not just addressing the immediate problems your daughter is facing now, but will give her a solid foundation for her whole life.
- You want the perspective of a mother and a father who are on the journey of raising girls with you.
We can’t wait for you to read
Raising Girls Who Like Themselves
Since the birth of our first daughter, Violet, in 2009, we have been dedicated to finding out the best way to raise girls. In the beginning our investigation and analysis were for our own interest: we wanted to be the best parents we could possibly be.
But as the years ticked by, people started asking us questions about our research and the way we apply it in our family. The parenting articles we have written for the media have garnered hundreds of thousands of comments and have been shared over ten million times.
We have read countless parenting books and credible academic studies, attended parenting seminars and workshops, and interviewed experts the world over.
Then one day at a kid’s birthday party, we were discussing our research with other parents when a friend said, ‘I don’t have time to read all that. Can you just tell me what I need to do?’
That was the moment we realised we had to write this book, so that other parents who want to raise girls who like themselves can have easy access to all that we have learned from over a decade of study: as journalists we have the rare privilege of being able to call up the world’s leading experts on parenting, psychology, education and development – something our friend at the party didn’t have time for.
We are so excited to share all that we have learned with you, so that you know exactly what you need to do to raise your girl to like herself too.
Kasey and Chris
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