Author(s): The Gurian Institute
This work features very practical science based tips and guidelines and stories for moms and dads of baby girls including: why you need a book just about girls; the very different health issues, genetic predisposition, hard wiring, neurological and biological development of girls, including unique strengths and weaknesses; how to understand the core nature of your girl and nourish it through problems of crying, fussing, eating, sleeping, attaching and other key issues during the first 12 months of life; and, warm hearted stories about girls and tips from real moms, and a preview of what's to come for girls as they become toddlers, preschool kids, pubescent and beyond.
"Told with gentle humor and with stories and wisdom gleaned from personal and professional experience, It's a Baby Girl! is not only the best "how to" on raising your little girl, but also captures the magic and challenge of parenting."--Pam Silverstein, MD, FACOG obstetrician -gynecologist and founder of WomanHealth "It's a Baby Girl! explains the development and functioning of the female brain. If you are raising a girl, this is a book you really need to read"--Stephen J. Bavolek, Ph.D., author Nurturing Parenting Programs, Executive Director, Family Nurturing Centers, International "Reading It's a Baby Girl! is akin to reading a good guidebook before and during a trip: your experience is richer as you deepen your understanding of what you are seeing, doing, and experiencing. If you are preparing for a new baby girl or have a friend or relative with a daughter, this book will be a delight."--Lynne H. Williams, MD, Co-Author, The Too Precious Child "IT'S A BABY GIRL! is thoughtfully research-based, yet perceptively practical for any parent who has just been blessed by the gift of a girl. Parents will close the book truly understanding why girls and boys are different in so many ways, and how to nurture the nature of their daughter."--Fay E. Brown, Ph.D. Director, Child and Adolescent Development, Yale University "For years I have heard new parents lament that their babies don't come with a manual. Now they do! It's a Baby Girl! is a must-have addition to the parenting library!"--Pat Crum, Director and co-Founder of the Family Nurturing Center of Michigan
Foreword. Acknowledgments. Introduction: It's a Baby Girl! 1 The Girl Inside You. 2 Her First Year. 3 Gazing into the Future: Toddler and Preschool Girls. 4 A Baby Girl Is a Family Affair! Circles of Support. Sources. Resources for Parents of Girls. The Gurian Institute. About the Authors. Index.