Raising a Daughter: Parents and the Awakening of a Healthy Woman (Paperback)

Parents and the Awakening of a Healthy Woman

By Jeanne Elium, Don Elium

Celestial Arts, 9781587611766, 432pp.

Publication Date: January 13, 2003



Girls are born believing that they can do anything, but our media-driven culture of mixed messages and conflicting values can make growing up a confusing and risky business. And for parents, it is a daunting responsibility to raise confident, independent daughters while still keeping them safe. Jeanne and Don Elium address such complex challenges as:

- peer pressure and evolving social roles
- emotional effects of physical changes
- moodiness, eating disorders, and depression
- the consequences of early sexuality
- the gender gap between girls and boys
- new research on ADD and ADHD in girls
- daughters and single parenting

Raising A Daughter guides parents through each stage of a girl's development, from infant to toddler, through middle childhood, the teen years, and on into early adulthood. A bestseller since 1994, this newly revised classic offers a practical exploration of what it means to have a daughter, and a compassionate study of what it means to be a woman coming of age in today's world.

About the Author

Jeanne Elium is a full-time author and mother of both a son and a daughter. She is a former university instructor, women's counselor, and elementary school teacher. Don Elium is a father and marriage, family, and child counselor in private practice, as well as a professional author and speaker.

Praise For Raising a Daughter: Parents and the Awakening of a Healthy Woman

“It’s here! A girl-specific psychology for raising healthy daughters.”
—John Gray, author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus