Raising Strong Girls

Three books on raising strong, courageous and resilient girls in a man’s world.

Wake Up Sleeping Beauty – Protect your daughter from sexism, stereotypes and sexualization

This is the only book you need if you want to save your daughter from media sexualization and teach her how to challenge our sexist culture – that is holding her back. Learn about the impact of stereotypes and out-dated parenting habits (like rescuing) as well as the subtle messaging and the pressure girls face to be sweet, nice and sexy. Learn how to critique our cultural beliefs that hold your daughter back at at the same time give her empowering skills that will last a lifetime.

Mean Girls Aren’t Mean – Stand up to cliques, bullies, peer pressure and popularity and empower girls


This is the only book you need to help your daughter will peer pressure and popularity contests. As early as age five, your daughter will be thrown into the world of peer pressure, popularity and bullying often at a time when she seems particularly naïve and vulnerable. She will make friends one day and lose them the next. She will be included today and rejected tomorrow. She will be happy one day and depressed the next, often as a result of her friendships and social activities.

Most parents think that all these ups and downs are due to mean girls, cliques and bullies.

Gritty is the New Pretty – Raise confident, courageous and resilient girls in a man’s world

This is the only books parents need on raising girls’ resilience and self-esteem. Unlike other books that see the problem of low self esteem as an individual matter, this book sees it as an natural consequence of living in a toxic society that pressures, sexualises and demeans girls. In such a culture, positive thinking is not enough.

Backed by the latest research, Dr. Fitzgerald a gender expert, former lawyer and mother of two girls explains how we raise girls to be a fraction of themselves. So rather than urge girls to shift their attitudes, this book defines the precise competencies that girls need to thrive, not just as girls but, as women in a world that rarely allows them to be their true selves.

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