Six rules for raising happy girls


Rule 1:


From an early age, our girls feel locked in a constant beauty contest they feel they can never win, particularly on social networks where everything is rated according to the number of ‘likes’ they get for their photographs.

Train your daughter how to look in the mirror and concentrate on the good – how her body works and serves her – not just how it looks to others.  Make a point of valuing character over appearance, in both the people you know and in your daughter. Show her that looks are just a small part of who she is. Reminder her that, in the words of the late Anita Roddick, there are more than three billion women who don’t look like supermodels, and eight her do.


Extract: Girls Uninterrupted, by Tanith Carey.

Image courtesy of grafica magica forumfree.


5 Responses to “Six rules for raising happy girls”

  1. tanithcarey

    thanks – but these were actually taken from my new book Girls Uninterrupted; Steps for Raising Stronger Girls in a Challenging World, just published and available in New Zealand. Would you mind adding to the text please, so it’s clear where they are from! Thanks.


    • myakahawkins

      Absolutley Tanith. Our readers have really enjoyed your rules and I am sure will be very interested to hear about your book. I will include links to your media pages.



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