Educationalist, literacy expert and writer Sue Palmer is well-known for her brilliant books on childhood and the raising of boys; now she has turned her attention to our daughters - and the result should be required reading for all parents, teachers and grandparents.
Not a chick-lit tale as the title suggests, but a follow-up to Palmer's book Toxic Childhood, published in 2006. This time round, her aim is to ensure that girls become happy, healthy adults. How? Reclaim motherhood is her answer...
Sue Palmer offers warm, strong guidance on raising our daughters including dealing with our multimedia highly materialistic society and making sure that girls grow into confident balanced women. Using research from around the world she provides timeline suggestions for addressing the key issues at each stage.
This is a readable and useful addition to and increasingly urgent debate which needs to be brought out further into the open.
An excellent book
This is an in-depth scholarly work which provides a fascinating look at the way girls grow up and develop in our modern era, and the high demands which are placed on them from an early age.
For Palmer, the way to ensure that girls are raised to become happy and healthy adults is to reclaim motherhood and train women to become better at it.