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Aug 24 2015

Girls Uninterrupted: Steps for Building Stronger Girls in a Challenging World by Tanith Carey

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Allen & Unwin, Imprint: Icon Books, 2015. ISBN 9781848318205
Highly recommended. Tanith Carey has had a long successful career as a journalist working with a wide variety of some of the world's leading newspapers and journals. She is also a highly successful author of books particularly several related to parenting, the latest of which is Girls Uninterrupted.
Her work in this area has attracted high praise including endorsement by the likes of Steve Biddulph and her books translated into 12 languages to date.
As I am now working in an all girls' college, I am seeing firsthand many of the issues which parents of teen girls face today so this book could not be timelier. It will certainly be one I will promote with our college community and parents.
Why are girls self-harming and suffering eating disorders in record numbers?
Why do girls feel they have to 'little miss perfects' who are never allowed to fail?
Why are girls turning against each other on social media?
What should we tell girls about how to deal with the challenges of everyday sexism and violent misogynistic pornography?
How can parents, teachers and grandparents inoculate girls so they can push back against the barrage of unhealthy messages bombarding them about what it means to be female?
Formatted in easy 'chunked' steps the book offers practical advice, anecdotes and real help with the increasing pressure of raising happy healthy girls into strong positive women.
This was firstly a series of articles in the New York Times and the resulting publication into a widely praised book is testimony to its usefulness.
As a grandmother now raising a ten year old granddaughter it will also be a 'go to' book for me as I help this little one become a Mighty Girl <http://www.amightygirl.com/> over the next few years. Highly recommended for anyone who is in the challenging role of bringing up 21st century girls.
Sue Warren

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