Want to raise your girl and your boy to like themselves?
We'll show you how.
Let's start with girls...
This ground-breaking new book gives you the 7 essential parenting pillars to protect and free your daughter from anxiety, depression, body hatred, poor self-esteem, peer pressure and friendship problems, and limiting her own potential.
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.
Raising Girls Who Like Themselves details the 7 qualities that enable girls to thrive and arm themselves against a world that tells them they are flawed. Packed with practical, evidence-based advice, it is the indispensable guide to raising a girl who is happy and confident in 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.
Bonus online mini-course to teach your daughter to handle teasing and criticism like a boss.
Order Raising Girls Who Like Themselves now and we'll email you a free bonus mini-course on how to teach your daughter to handle criticism and teasing - based on the work of Brené Brown and adapted for kids.
Fear of criticism can limit our girls' potential and corrode their happiness.
Criticism is inevitable.
Being crushed by it is not!
Order Raising Girls Who Like Themselves to find out...
- One tiny parenting tweak to help your daughter believe in herself (pg 12)
- A major cause of anxiety that is often overlooked and how to mitigate it (pg 5)
- Why girls grow up super-sensitive about what other people think and how to prevent it (pg 18)
- What to do and say about make-up (pg 65)
- How the current approach to building girls’ body confidence is actually making it worse (pg 35)
- One rule that will bring crystal clarity to every little question about what you should let your daughter wear (pg 68)
- What to do if you think your daughter is above her natural weight (pg 45)
- What to do if your daughter is teased for being fat (pg 47)
- How health-conscious parents can deal with junk food without turning their child into a closet eater (pg 55)
- How to get kids moving more (pg 59)
- Complete a body confidence family health check (pg 60)
- Take the pressure off and lose the guilt by learning what the research actually says about screen time and homework (pg 107, 114)
- Find out if your daughter is getting enough sleep (pg 120)
- Why telling your child that they are awesome all the time is doing more harm than good and what to do instead (pg 126)
- The secret to real and enduring self-esteem (pg 129)
- Successful kids know the difference between being a failure and failing well (pg 140)
- Using praise the right way to build mastery and independence (pg 145)
- Help her to choose friends who are good for her (pg 160)
- Build and maintain strong friendship by learning how to handle conflict the right way (pg 163)
- One simple technique to reduce the frequency and severity of bullying (pg 162)
- When to get involved in your daughter’s friendship problems and when to stay out (pg 165)
- A simple time-saving hack to strengthen your own relationship with your daughter (pg 173)
- Help your daughter to find her strengths (pg 182)
- Why we need to raise “real girls” rather than a “good girls” (pg 188)
- How to reduce conflict with your daughter (pg 197)
- And more...
What readers are saying about Raising Girls Who Like Themselves...
“Quite possibly the most important book I’ve ever read!”
"Thank you time and time again. I have 2 girls, 4 and 2 and I’ll be gifting this book to all my friends with girls too."
"It’s been so nice sharing snippets of your advice with my husband both in a way of helping us navigate our challenging 8 year old daughter but also letting us know that our experiences are normal and in turn - so is she."
"I am not one for parenting or self help style books, but this felt non judgemental and completely safe. It had me reflecting on myself and my own perspectives and has given me the tools to help myself and my daughter. "
"Reading this book felt like reparenting myself... in the best, most loving and empowering way!"
"What an important and essential book. Kasey Edwards, a fiercely intelligent parent who is doing her bit to help all of us raise girls who like themselves. Find this book and be the change".
Raising Girls Who Like Themselves
is PERFECT for you if…
- You don't have time to read all the theory and research and you just want to know exactly what you need to do.
- Other parenting advice books have left you feeling lost and guilty because the strategies are too complicated or impractical for you to implement in real life.
- You want the confidence to know that your parenting is not just addressing the immediate problems your daughter is facing now, but will give her a solid foundation for her whole life.
- You want the perspective of a mother and a father who are on the journey of raising girls with you.
Today's society can be toxic for girls, can what I do as a parent really make a difference?
There is no doubt that the challenges our girls face are huge. And at times, they can feel overwhelming.
But here's the thing: we can give up and surrender or we can fight for our daughters' rights to grow up happy, healthy and whole.
Every single strategy we teach in this book is backed by high quality evidence, and combined in our comprehensive program, they will help your daughter to thrive, no matter what obstacles she faces.
And now for the boys...
DISCOVER THE SEVEN PILLARS YOUR BOY NEEDS TO GROW INTO A WELL-ROUNDED, THRIVING YOUNG MAN WHO IS READY FOR ANYTHING.
This book is ideal for parents, teachers and carers of boys aged toddler to tween.
Following the success of Raising Girls Who Like Themselves, Kasey Edwards and Dr Christopher Scanlon have written a much-requested book about raising boys.
Bringing Up Boys Who Like Themselves will answer boy parents' BIG WORRIES:
1. How to get your son to tell you about his day and maintain a close and loving bond as he gets older (p. 195)
2. How to give your boy the skills and confidence to resist peer pressure and unhealthy influences (p. 171)
3. How to teach him the most effective way to stand up for himself without resorting to violence (p. 176)
4. How to encourage your boy to try new and hard things (p. 137)
5. What to do about screens and porn (pp. 112, 190)
6. How to motivate and encourage achievement without the nagging (p. 93)
7. How to teach your boy to be respectful and to take responsibility for his actions without making him feel ashamed (p. 41)
8. How to give your boy the gift of rock-solid confidence and self-belief (pp. 133, 222)
9. How to give him a positive and healthy body image (p. 73).
With their trademark warmth, wit and positive outlook, Kasey Edwards and Dr Christopher Scanlon will help you build a strong foundation for your boy to maximise his potential and be ready for whatever life throws at him.
Practical, grounded in research and free of parental guilt, Bringing Up Boys Who Like Themselves is the indispensable guide to supporting boys to grow up to be emotionally intelligent, thriving young men.
7 Essential Pillars Framework
If we are to raise confident, empathetic young men who can navigate life's challenges with courage and grace, they need the right foundation.
Bringing Up Boys Who Like Themselves will show you how to build the 7 Essential Pillars every boy needs to grow up liking himself.
The first one is Power Perspective. This is all about helping boys have a positive and resilient mindset, so they see challenges as opportunities to learn and grow, and approach life with confidence and optimism.
Then there's Strength of Character. This pillar is all about helping boys develop values like integrity, responsibility, and empathy. By doing this, they can build a strong sense of self and make good choices that benefit themselves and others.
Body Confidence is the pillar that helps boys have a healthy relationship with their bodies by appreciating their physical abilities and not just focusing on how they look. This can help them feel good about themselves beyond just their appearance.
Balance is also really important. It's all about helping boys manage their time, emotions, and energy effectively, so they can thrive.
Mastery and Independence is the fifth pillar which will build real and enduring confidence and self-belief. It's about helping boys learn essential life skills, become self-reliant and self-motivated and have the confidence to navigate the world and achieve their goals.
The sixth pillar is Strong Relationships. This is all about helping boys build positive relationships with family, friends, and peers, through meaningful connections and effective communication skills.
Finally, there's Authenticity. This pillar helps boys embrace their true selves, express their feelings, and pursue their passions without fear of judgment, while also respecting and valuing the uniqueness of themselves and others.
By focusing on these seven pillars, you can raise an emotionally intelligent, self-aware boy who is ready to succeed in today's complex world. It's all grounded in research and expert advice and can be implemented in any busy, messy or complex family.
BUT DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT...
This is our promise to you...
After reading Bringing Up Boys Who Like Themselves you will go from worrying whether your boy will grow up confident, responsible and safe in today’s society to feeling reassured about your parenting and excited about his future.
With our practical and proven approach you can raise a joyful and resilient boy who will have the courage and grace to endure life's challenges and to make the most of his opportunities.
What are "Worth Wreckers" and why should you care?
A "worth wrecker" is a damaging force that undermines young boys' sense of worth and confidence as they grow up.