The best books for raising and growing girls to be confident and strong

The Books I Picked & Why

The Danish Way of Parenting: What the Happiest People in the World Know about Raising Confident, Capable Kids

By Jessica Joelle Alexander, Iben Dissing Sandahl

The Danish Way of Parenting: What the Happiest People in the World Know about Raising Confident, Capable Kids

Why this book?

This book is a fabulous new take on parenting, encouraging curiosity, empathy, play, positive reframing, and connection or “cozy” time of genuine and loving relationships. What I found most valuable was the examples of how to language conversations to move from critical to curious and connected!


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Brave, Not Perfect: How Celebrating Imperfection Helps You Live Your Best, Most Joyful Life

By Reshma Saujani

Brave, Not Perfect: How Celebrating Imperfection Helps You Live Your Best, Most Joyful Life

Why this book?

Brave, Not Perfect offers an abundance of stories and examples of what bravery can mean (and why it matters so much in today’s world) and how we can teach girls how to be braver - every day. Filled with many different ideas for how to put bravery into practice.


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Mastering Your Mean Girl: The No-BS Guide to Silencing Your Inner Critic and Becoming Wildly Wealthy, Fabulously Healthy, and Bursting with Love

By Melissa Ambrosini

Mastering Your Mean Girl: The No-BS Guide to Silencing Your Inner Critic and Becoming Wildly Wealthy, Fabulously Healthy, and Bursting with Love

Why this book?

A fabulous look at the inner critic in all of us telling us we are not smart enough, pretty enough, and good enough – and how to silence the critic to become more kind, compassionate, and loving. This book is filled with practical strategies to try.


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10 Things Girls Need Most: To Grow Up Strong and Free

By Steve Biddulph

10 Things Girls Need Most: To Grow Up Strong and Free

Why this book?

Biddulph really helps you understand that if you want girls to grow strong, you have to help them grow slow and you do this by investing your time and attention - talking to them, playing with them, and cultivating their confidence!


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Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves

By Kate T. Parker

Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves

Why this book?

It is essential that girls see themselves – all different ethnicities and cultural backgrounds, shapes, sizes, and abilities – in popular culture. This book is powerful: filled with a variety of photographs and positive messages to encourage girls to move from looking pretty to feeling strong!


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