Nearly one in five girls aged 16-17 years meet the clinical criteria for depression.
One in fourteen young Australians (7%) aged 4-17 experienced an anxiety disorder.
These figures only get worse as our girls age with one in three women in Australia experiencing anxiety.
This indispensable guide will provide the tools to raising a girl who is happy and confident. Because when you raise a girl who likes herself, everything else follows.
She will strive for excellence because she has faith in her ability to achieve it and the
confidence to pick herself up.
She will nurture her physical and mental health because it's natural to care for something you love.
She will insist on healthy relationships because she believes she deserves nothing less.
She will be joyful and secure, knowing that her greatest friend and most capable ally is herself.
Packed with practical, evidence-based advice, Raising Girls Who Like Themselves details the seven qualities that enable girls to thrive and arm themselves against a world that tells them they are flawed. These include:
- possessing a power perspective
- having body confidence
- owning her body and its autonomy
- staying calm and optimistic
- being independent and masterful
- cultivating strong relationships
- remaining true to herself
Free of parental guilt and grounded in research, Raising Girls Who Like Themselves is imbued with the warmth and wit of a mum and dad who are in the same parenting trenches as you, fighting for their daughters’ futures.
"Relatable + Practical + Real. Raising Girls captures the goal we all have as parents & educators – helping our children be the best versions of themselves." Dana Kerford, friendship skills expert and founder of URSTRONG
"We all know that parenting does not come with a road map. However, Raising Girls Who Like Themselves is the closest thing ... a remarkable resource for mums and dads alike." Sarah McMahon, psychologist and founder of BodyMatters Australasia