The Forgotten Years of Girlhood

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“Fourteen is the new eighteen”

Steve Biddulph June 18, 2013

If girls have lost four years of girlhood – which years are they, asks Steve Biddulph

We hear it everywhere – girls are growing up too fast. When I mention this to audiences of parents, their heads nod like they are going to fall off. Taxi drivers know it. Teachers know it. Doctors in emergency rooms almost weep when they say it, after dealing with twelve-year-olds who have drunk so much they aren’t able to breathe….

For the full article go to: http://m.essentialkids.com.au/older-kids/development-for-older-kids/the-forgotten-years-of-girlhood-20130618-2ofcy.html

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2 thoughts on “The Forgotten Years of Girlhood

  1. wow….. I just bought the ‘Raising Girls’ book. I loved the boys one, but I really have only needed the first chapter or so of both thus far.
    It’s frightening to think what a mega undertaking it is to grow well rounded, confident and thoughtful people.

    • Trying to raise well rounded, confident and thoughtful children seems like a full time job sometimes, it’s wonderful when you come across a book like this that is so full of insight!

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