how to bring up girls

(8 Posts)
BabCNesbitt Fri 24-May-13 21:12:43

Best I've read so far is Delusions of Gender, by Cordelia Fine - it acts as a useful counterpoint to all the 'this is just how girls/boys are' stuff, and is good at spiking the cod neuroscience on the subject.

Brains develop differently, also societal pressures are different. There are lost of similarities and perhaps we shouldn't stress the differences too much, but in my opinion they do develop differently and need different approaches (although, of course, doing right thing for individual is paramount).

I read Biddulph on boys and he was excellent, yet to read the girl one (I'm a MOB) but will do so and I have heard only good things about it. T

Why is bringing up girls different to bringing up boys?

99rose Mon 18-Feb-13 20:39:29

thank you!!!

YippeeTeenager Fri 25-Jan-13 10:48:24

Hi, I've just read Steve Biddulph's new book and it is very good. would be great to read now while your daughter is little. Here's the link:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Steve-Biddulphs-Raising-Girls-Biddulph/dp/0007455666/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359110807&sr=8-1

Happy reading!

amazingmumof6 Fri 25-Jan-13 10:39:15

mine is 9 months old with 5 big brothers - the only advice I had so far isthat as soon as she turns 2 don't think of her as a girl, it's another woman in the house.....not sure if I like that!

I think Steve Biddulph just brought out a book - title is pretty much that) , I have his bringing up boys book which is pretty good, so I'm guessing the girl version is reasonable too (not read it)

99rose Thu 24-Jan-13 21:34:08

Hi there, please could you let me know some good ...wise... books about bringing up girls. My little one is 18 months and I wanted to read something that gave me some good tips for the future. Any ideas welcomed.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now