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Raising our little girls to be healthy, happy and heard

Maggie Dent



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01 June 2022
'Maggie is a national treasure.' Tracey Spicer, AM
'. . . sage wisdom for parenting and supporting girls.' Mona Delahooke, PhD, bestselling author and pediatric psychologist

The early years of a little girl's life will shape her future in powerful ways.

Maggie Dent, Australia's queen of common-sense parenting, has investigated the development period from birth to age eight.

Drawing on nearly 5,000 survey results, the latest research, and her own extensive experience as an educator, counsellor, facilitator, mum and grandmother, Maggie shows us how to help our girls build an emotional and psychological base for life.

Secure foundations, Maggie argues, will help insulate our girls against anxiety and other mental health challenges as they grow into their teens and feel more capable and resilient while keeping their own authentic voice as they enter womanhood.

Written with all the rigour, compassion and humour we have come to expect from one of Australia's best-loved parenting voices, this is both a deeply practical guide to raising girls, as well as a celebration and intimate meditation on the state of being female, which women of all ages will relate to.

Imprint:   Macmillan
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 231mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   537g
ISBN:   9781760987848
ISBN 10:   1760987840
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Commonly known as the 'Queen of Common Sense', Maggie Dent is one of Australia's favourite parenting authors and educators. Maggie's experience includes teaching, counselling, and working in palliative care/funeral services and suicide prevention. An in-demand writer and speaker, Maggie is a regular contributor to Fairfax's Essential Kids website and she frequently appears on national radio and television. Host of the ABC's Parental As Anything podcast, she is the author of six books. Maggie is the proud mother of four wonderful sons, and an enthusiastic and grateful grandmother. She lives in NSW with her good bloke Steve Mountain and their dear little dog, Mr Hugo Walter Dent.

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