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Steve Biddulph - Author

About the Author

Steve Biddulph is an internationally respected child psychologist and family therapist with an ever-increasing following. A world-renowned parenting author, his books include Manhood (Hawthorn Press, 1998), Raising Boys (1998), The Secret of Happy Children (1997) and More Secrets of Happy Children (1999), which are popular all over the world.

Featured books by Steve Biddulph

Steve Biddulph's Raising Girls

Steve Biddulph's Raising Girls

Author: Steve Biddulph Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/01/2013

There has been a sudden and universal deterioration in girls' mental health, starting in primary school and devastating the teen years. Steve Biddulph's Raising Girls is both a guidebook and a call-to-arms for parents. The five key stages of girlhood are laid out so that you know exactly what matters at which age, and how to build strength and connectedness into your daughter from infancy onwards. Raising Girls is both fierce and tender in its mission to help girls more at every age. It's a book for parents who love their daughters deeply, whether they are newborns, teenagers, young women - or anywhere in between. Feeling secure, becoming an explorer, getting along with others, finding her soul, and becoming a woman - at last, there is a clear map of girls' minds that accepts no limitations, narrow roles or selling-out of your daughter's potential or uniqueness. All the hazards are signposted - bullying, eating disorders, body image and depression, social media harms and helps - as are concrete and simple measures for both mums and dads to help prevent their daughters from becoming victims. Parenthood is restored to an exciting journey, not one worry after another, as it's so often portrayed. Steve talks to the world's leading voices on girls' needs and makes their ideas clear and simple, adding his own humour and experience through stories that you will never forget. Even the illustrations, by Kimio Kubo, provide unique and moving glimpses into the inner lives of girls. Along with his fellow psychologists worldwide, Steve is angry at the exploitation and harm being done to girls today. With Raising Girls he strives to spark a movement to end the trashing of girlhood; equipping parents to deal with the modern world, and getting the media off the backs of our daughters. Raising Girls is powerful, practical and positive. Your heart, head and hands will be strengthened by its message.

Other books by Steve Biddulph

Raising Boys in the 21st Century Completely Updated and Revised

Raising Boys in the 21st Century Completely Updated and Revised

Author: Steve Biddulph Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2018

A word of mouth bestseller which has become one of the best loved and most successful books in the parenting field. With around 20% new material, Steve Biddulph's Raising Boys is to be re-released this month with some startling new research on what helps - and what harms - boys. In this expanded and updated edition, Steve Biddulph shares and gives practical and honest advice to parents so they can recognise the different stages of boyhood and learn how to raise happy, confident and kind young men. Boys need to be parented in a different way from girls with their own very special psychological and physical make-up. Home, society and education have failed boys badly - and these failures lead to unhappy men who cannot fully become happy, responsible, emotionally-confident adults. While it is essential that boys spend more time learning about manhood from their fathers, Biddulph updates his classic to include helpful information for mothers and single mothers with baby boys. This extended edition explores some important topics: . * How ADHD may be caused by stress in the first year of life. * Whether boys should start school later than girls. * How important it is to let boys cry, and how crying helps avoid violence, suicide, and risky behaviour. * Two completely new stages of boyhood we didn't know about: the FULL ON FOURS and the EMOTIONAL EIGHTS * Help for single mothers raising sons. * How to choose a sport that does more good than harm. * What we can do about boys and binge drinking. * What science can tell us about teenage boys and driving - and how we can keep our sons safe. Raising Boys offers parents real-life situations, thought-provoking insights, humour and help.

10 Things Girls Need Most To Grow Up Strong and Free

10 Things Girls Need Most To Grow Up Strong and Free

Author: Steve Biddulph Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2018

In answer to the crisis in girls' mental health, the UK's best selling parenting author Steve Biddulph brings an interactive learning guide rich in content and interactive elements to help parents be prepared and self-aware in providing for their daughters. In his ground-breaking new book, Steve Biddulph, million copy best-selling author of Raising Girls, psychologist and parent educator offers an interactive experience for parents to explore the relationship with their girls from the cradle to the teenager. It is a guided journey of exercises, conversations, reflections and self-rating questionnaires that builds the inner capacities in a parent, targeted at each stage of their daughters growing up. Every aspect - love and security in babyhood, mindfulness, setting boundaries, emotional well-being and emotional literacy, education and learning in primary and secondary school, friendship, puberty and adolescence, sexuality and sexualization, choosing partners and negotiating equality and respect.; in fact everything a father or mother needs to think about to be prepared and self-aware in providing for their growing girl. Complemented by real -life case studies and full colour photographs throughout.

10 Things Girls Need Most To Grow Up Strong and Free

10 Things Girls Need Most To Grow Up Strong and Free

Author: Steve Biddulph Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/04/2017

In answer to the crisis in girls' mental health, the UK's best selling parenting author, Steve Biddulph brings an interactive learning guide rich in content and interactive elements to help parents be prepared and self-aware in providing for their daughters. In his ground-breaking new book, Steve Biddulph, million copy best-selling author of Raising Girls, psychologist and parent educator offers an interactive experience for parents to explore the relationship with their girls from the cradle to the teenager. It is a guided journey of exercises, conversations, reflections and self-rating questionnaires that builds the inner capacities in a parent, targeted at each stage of their daughters growing up. Every aspect - love and security in babyhood, mindfulness, setting boundaries, emotional well-being and emotional literacy, education and learning in primary and secondary school, friendship, puberty and adolescence, sexuality and sexualization, choosing partners and negotiating equality and respect.; in fact everything a father or mother needs to think about to be prepared and self-aware in providing for their growing girl. Complemented by real -life case studies and full colour photographs throughout.

Raising Boys

Raising Boys

Author: Steve Biddulph Format: eBook Release Date: 20/04/2017

A word of mouth bestseller which has become one of the best loved and most successful books in the parenting field. Steve Biddulph's Raising Boys is to be re-released this month with some startling new research on what helps - and what harms - boys. In this expanded and updated edition, Steve Biddulph shares and gives practical and honest advice to parents so they can recognise the different stages of boyhood and learn how to raise happy, confident and kind young men. Boys need to be parented in a different way from girls with their own very special psychological and physical make-up. Home, society and education have failed boys badly - and these failures lead to unhappy men who cannot fully become happy, responsible, emotionally-confident adults. While it is essential that boys spend more time learning about manhood from their fathers, Biddulph updates his classic to include helpful information for mothers and single mothers with baby boys. This extended edition explores some important topics: How ADHD may be caused by stress in the first year of life. Whether boys should start school later than girls. Help for single mothers raising sons. How to choose a sport that does more good than harm. What we can do about boys and binge drinking. What science can tell us about teenage boys and driving - and how we can keep our sons safe. Raising Boys offers parents real-life situations, thought-provoking insights, humour and help.

10 Things Girls Need Most: To grow up strong and free

10 Things Girls Need Most: To grow up strong and free

Author: Steve Biddulph Format: eBook Release Date: 20/04/2017

In answer to the crisis in girls' mental health, the UK's best selling parenting author Steve Biddulph brings an interactive learning guide rich in content and interactive elements to help parents be prepared and self-aware in providing for their daughters. In his ground-breaking new book, Steve Biddulph, million copybest-selling author of Raising Girls, psychologist and parent educator offers an interactive experience for parents to explorethe relationship with their girls from the cradle to the teenager. It is a guided journey of exercises, conversations, reflections and self-rating questionnaires that builds the inner capacities in a parent, targeted at each stage of their daughters growing up.Every aspect - love and security in babyhood, mindfulness, setting boundaries, emotional well-being and emotional literacy, education and learning in primary and secondary school, friendship, puberty and adolescence, sexuality and sexualization, choosing partners and negotiating equality and respect.; in fact everything a father or mother needs to think about to be prepared and self-aware in providing for their growing girl.Complemented by real -life case studies and full colour photographs throughout.

Raising Girls

Raising Girls

Author: Steve Biddulph Format: eBook Release Date: 20/04/2017

Steve Biddulph's Raising Boys was a global phenomenon. The first book in a generation to look at boys' specific needs, parents loved its clarity and warm insights into their sons' inner world. But today, things have changed. It's girls that are in trouble. There has been a sudden and universal deterioration in girls' mental health, starting in primary school and devastating the teen years. Steve Biddulph's Raising Girls is both a guidebook and a call-to-arms for parents. The five key stages of girlhood are laid out so that you know exactly what matters at which age, and how to build strength and connectedness into your daughter from infancy onwards. Raising Girls is both fierce and tender in its mission to help girls more at every age. It's a book for parents who love their daughters deeply, whether they are newborns, teenagers, young women - or anywhere in between. Feeling secure, becoming an explorer, getting along with others, finding her soul, and becoming a woman - at last, there is a clear map of girls' minds that accepts no limitations, narrow roles or selling-out of your daughter's potential or uniqueness. All the hazards are signposted - bullying, eating disorders, body image and depression, social media harms and helps - as are concrete and simple measures for both mums and dads to help prevent their daughters from becoming victims. Parenthood is restored to an exciting journey, not one worry after another, as it's so often portrayed. Steve talks to the world's leading voices on girls' needs and makes their ideas clear and simple, adding his own humour and experience through stories that you will never forget. Even the illustrations, by Kimio Kubo, provide unique and moving glimpses into the inner lives of girls. Along with his fellow psychologists worldwide, Steve is angry at the exploitation and harm being done to girls today. With Raising Girls he strives to spark a movement to end the trashing of girlhood; equipping parents to deal with the modern world, and getting the media off the backs of our daughters. Raising Girls is powerful, practical and positive. Your heart, head and hands will be strengthened by its message.

The Complete Secrets of Happy Children

The Complete Secrets of Happy Children

Author: Steve Biddulph, Shaaron Biddulph Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/12/2015

From the author of the worldwide bestseller Raising Boys, this bind-up of the parenting classics The Secret of Happy Children and More Secrets of Happy Children by parenting expert and child psychologist Steve Biddulph tells parents everything they need to know about raising happy, healthy, confident children from babyhood to teens.This bind-up brings all of Steve's parenting tips and secrets together for the first time.This book shows parents how to be true to themselves while also bringing up secure children who feel loved and respected, with self esteem and responsibility.The book is aimed at a wide age group- from babies and toddlers to older children and teenagers.Authoritative yet accessible, the book is full of case histories and familiar conversations and scenarios, as well as cartoons, that help parents relate to Steve's message.The book covers all the key issues in parenting, including:- how and why negative language affects children- stopping tantrums before they start- curing shyness- `soft love'- why touch, praise and time are vital- and `firm love'- disciplining through teaching and being involved, rather than punishment- childcare issues- finding a balance between work and your children's needs- raising sons and raising daughters- their different needs

Complete Parenting Collection

Complete Parenting Collection

Author: Steve Biddulph Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2014

Australian writer and lecturer Steve Biddulph presents his bestselling parenting guides Raising Boys and Raising Girls, available for the first time in a single eBook-only volume.In the global phenomenon Raising Boys, Steve Biddulph shares and gives practical and honest advice to parents so they can recognise the different stages of boyhood and learn how to raise happy, confident and kind young men. Biddulph has updated his classic book to explore more important topics and to offer parents real-life situations, thought-provoking insights, humour and help.Raising Girls acts as both a guidebook and a call-to-arms for parents. The five key stages of girlhood are laid out so that you know exactly what matters at which age, and how to build strength and connectedness into your daughter from infancy onwards. It is both fierce and tender in its mission to help girls more at every age. It's a book for parents who love their daughters deeply, whether they are newborns, teenagers, young women - or anywhere in between.

Steve Biddulph's Raising Girls

Steve Biddulph's Raising Girls

Author: Steve Biddulph Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/01/2013

There has been a sudden and universal deterioration in girls' mental health, starting in primary school and devastating the teen years. Steve Biddulph's Raising Girls is both a guidebook and a call-to-arms for parents. The five key stages of girlhood are laid out so that you know exactly what matters at which age, and how to build strength and connectedness into your daughter from infancy onwards. Raising Girls is both fierce and tender in its mission to help girls more at every age. It's a book for parents who love their daughters deeply, whether they are newborns, teenagers, young women - or anywhere in between. Feeling secure, becoming an explorer, getting along with others, finding her soul, and becoming a woman - at last, there is a clear map of girls' minds that accepts no limitations, narrow roles or selling-out of your daughter's potential or uniqueness. All the hazards are signposted - bullying, eating disorders, body image and depression, social media harms and helps - as are concrete and simple measures for both mums and dads to help prevent their daughters from becoming victims. Parenthood is restored to an exciting journey, not one worry after another, as it's so often portrayed. Steve talks to the world's leading voices on girls' needs and makes their ideas clear and simple, adding his own humour and experience through stories that you will never forget. Even the illustrations, by Kimio Kubo, provide unique and moving glimpses into the inner lives of girls. Along with his fellow psychologists worldwide, Steve is angry at the exploitation and harm being done to girls today. With Raising Girls he strives to spark a movement to end the trashing of girlhood; equipping parents to deal with the modern world, and getting the media off the backs of our daughters. Raising Girls is powerful, practical and positive. Your heart, head and hands will be strengthened by its message.

Steve Biddulph's Raising Girls

Steve Biddulph's Raising Girls

Author: Steve Biddulph Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/01/2013

Steve Biddulph's Raising Boys was a global phenomenon. The first book in a generation to look at boys' specific needs, parents loved its clarity and warm insights into their sons' inner world. But today, things have changed. It's girls that are in trouble.There has been a sudden and universal deterioration in girls' mental health, starting in primary school and devastating the teen years.Steve Biddulph's Raising Girls is both a guidebook and a call-to-arms for parents. The five key stages of girlhood are laid out so that you know exactly what matters at which age, and how to build strength and connectedness into your daughter from infancy onwards.Raising Girls is both fierce and tender in its mission to help girls more at every age. It's a book for parents who love their daughters deeply, whether they are newborns, teenagers, young women - or anywhere in between.Feeling secure, becoming an explorer, getting along with others, finding her soul, and becoming a woman - at last, there is a clear map of girls' minds that accepts no limitations, narrow roles or selling-out of your daughter's potential or uniqueness.All the hazards are signposted - bullying, eating disorders, body image and depression, social media harms and helps - as are concrete and simple measures for both mums and dads to help prevent their daughters from becoming victims. Parenthood is restored to an exciting journey, not one worry after another, as it's so often portrayed.Steve talks to the world's leading voices on girls' needs and makes their ideas clear and simple, adding his own humour and experience through stories that you will never forget. Even the illustrations, by Kimio Kubo, provide unique and moving glimpses into the inner lives of girls.Along with his fellow psychologists worldwide, Steve is angry at the exploitation and harm being done to girls today. With Raising Girls he strives to spark a movement to end the trashing of girlhood; equipping parents to deal with the modern world, and getting the media off the backs of our daughters.Raising Girls is powerful, practical and positive. Your heart, head and hands will be strengthened by its message.

Steve Biddulph's Raising Boys

Steve Biddulph's Raising Boys

Author: Steve Biddulph Format: eBook Release Date: 03/01/2013

A word of mouth bestseller which has become one of the best loved and most successful books in the parenting field. In this expanded and updated edition, Steve Biddulph shares and gives practical and honest advice to parents so they can recognise the different stages of boyhood and learn how to raise happy, confident and kind young men. Boys need to be parented in a different way from girls with their own very special psychological and physical make-up. Home, society and education have failed boys badly - and these failures lead to unhappy men who cannot fully become happy, responsible, emotionally-confident adults. While it is essential that boys spend more time learning about manhood from their fathers, Biddulph upadates his classic to include helpful information for mothers and single mothers with baby boys. This extended edition explores some important topics: How ADHD may be caused by stress in the first year of life. Whether boys should start school later than girls. Help for single mothers raising sons. How to choose a sport that does more good than harm. What we can do about boys and binge drinking. What science can tell us about teenage boys and driving - and how we can keep our sons safe. Raising Boys offers parents real-life situations, thought-provoking insights, humour and help.

More Secrets of Happy Children A Guide for Parents

More Secrets of Happy Children A Guide for Parents

Author: Steve Biddulph Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2009

The sequel to The Secret of Happy Children - which has sold over 1 million worldwide. This book helps parents communicate with children from babyhood to teens. A book which covers a wide age group from toddlers to older children and covers new key issues such as: * `soft love': the power of touch and praise and giving time and the `firm love' which allows you to discipline (this is not about giving punishment but about teaching and getting involved... without hurt or fear) * the childcare issue - Steve believes that long day care of children under 3 in an institutional setting, like a creche will give kids a deprived childhood experience. He talks about finding a balance and what to do if you have no choice * Raising boys and raising daughters

Raising Babies Should Under 3s Go to Nursery?

Raising Babies Should Under 3s Go to Nursery?

Author: Steve Biddulph Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/03/2006

Steve Biddulph, the favourite number one name in parenting psychology - and bestselling author of Raising Boys - examines how different childcare options are likely to affect you and your child in this rivetting and highly topical book This topical book tackles a key issue all new parents face. Steve Biddulph looks at childcare choices and the dilemmas that so often arise: - `I want to stay at home with my child but don't know how I can' - `I don't know what is better: nursery, creche or childminder' - `if other people look after my child will it affect its development and happiness?' It examines the two-income `slaves to work' culture in the UK and how in the past ten years, the number of babies and toddlers under three who are spending all day (8am to 6pm) in nurseries has quadrupled. Biddulph urges caution and warns that the hurried and disconnected way that families now live their lives could be damaging to a whole new generation's mental stability and development. The book is an eye-opener in terms of child development and provides useful case studies from parents who are stay-at-home and those using all-day or part-time childcare - groups sociologists have named `slammers' and `sliders' respectively.

Manhood Revised & Updated 2015 Edition

Manhood Revised & Updated 2015 Edition

Author: Steve Biddulph Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/05/2004

'Most men are not fully alive' is the dramatic opening to Steve Biddulph's bestseller, Manhood, which has now been fully revised and updated in this 2015 edition. Exploring two critical social issues: how to establish a healthy masculinity and how men can release themselves from suffocating and outdated social moulds, Biddulph addresses the problems and possibilities confronting men in their daily lives. Women have found the book to be a profoundly moving and revealing read, while men acquire recognition and a sense of hope that life can be different. Topics include: - Your relationship with your father - Getting sex right - Being a true dad - Real male friends - Finding a job with heart This edition has been revised and updated to meet the needs of younger men, who are struggling with these issues in the twenty-first century.

The Complete Secrets of Happy Children

The Complete Secrets of Happy Children

Author: Steve Biddulph, Shaaron Biddulph Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2003

From the author of the worldwide bestseller Raising Boys, this bind-up of the parenting classics The Secret of Happy Children and More Secrets of Happy Children by parenting expert and child psychologist Steve Biddulph tells parents everything they need to know about raising happy, healthy, confident children from babyhood to teens. This bind-up brings all of Steve's parenting tips and secrets together for the first time. This book shows parents how to be true to themselves while also bringing up secure children who feel loved and respected, with self esteem and responsibility. The book is aimed at a wide age group- from babies and toddlers to older children and teenagers. Authoritative yet accessible, the book is full of case histories and familiar conversations and scenarios, as well as cartoons, that help parents relate to Steve's message. The book covers all the key issues in parenting, including: - how and why negative language affects children - stopping tantrums before they start - curing shyness - `soft love'- why touch, praise and time are vital- and `firm love'- disciplining through teaching and being involved, rather than punishment - childcare issues- finding a balance between work and your children's needs - raising sons and raising daughters- their different needs

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