In This Together
I thought you might be interested to know of a new book by Steve Biddulph – a psychologist, parent advisor, and educator. He has written a number of interesting books and articles, and speaks regularly on radio and in conferences etc. His new book is called: “10 Things Girls Need Most”.
I thought a really interesting, informative and challenging podcast was an interview he gave on ABC Radio. The link to the podcast is here:
You might even like to buy the book! It is hard-hitting and challenging, and you probably won’t agree with all of it. But it is a great conversation starter!
As a tempter (or a spoiler!), the summary version is
THE 10 THINGS GIRLS NEED MOST, ACCORDING TO STEVE BIDDULPH
|1.||To be loved and secure|
|2.||To have time to be a child and a chance to be wild|
|3.||To know how to make good friends|
|4.||To find her spark in life|
|5.||To have the love and respect of a dad (or a dad substitute)|
|6.||To have a backbone|
|7.||To be part of the women’s movement|
|8.||To have a happy sexuality|
|9.||To enjoy the support of aunties, wise women and experience a rite of passage to womanhood|
Let me know what you liked, and what you disagreed with!
Head of School