7 Secrets of Raising Girls Every Parent Must Know

From Birth to 18 Onwards

  • Imprint: Vie
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • Price: £12.99
  • Publication date: 12 February 2015
  • ISBN: 9781849536714

About the book

Never before have parents been under so much pressure to produce confident, happy and successful daughters, but the new and unexpected challenges of parenting in the digital age can be overwhelming.
Based on 7 timeless secrets to equip for life, 7 Secrets of Raising Girls Every Parent Must Know offers a fresh, positive and practical approach to the pleasures and pitfalls of parenting a daughter from birth onwards. With easy-to follow advice, quotes and tips from parents and daughters, this indispensable guide will help you navigate the tricky stuff and show you how to leave your daughter with a legacy of values you’re proud of.

Author Judy Reith shares her best secrets from her own experience of raising three daughters combined with 15 years of coaching parents. Plus, you’ll hear some good old-fashioned parenting wisdom and wit from Judy’s mum, ‘Marmar’, also a mother of three daughters.

About the author

Judy Reith is the founder of Parenting People, www.parentingpeople.co.uk, a company that has provided training and support to thousands of parents since 1998. She has a busy career as a parenting speaker and media spokesperson. She is not a perfect mother. She lives in Cambridge. www.darlingdaughters.org.


'What I love about Judy’s book, and her work, is that she doesn’t do the ‘ expert’ thing. Just as I try to do, she respects your individual path and your own good sense, but just offers ways to think about girls needs, and to have a warm positive relationship. She makes you feel better from the very first page.'

Steve Biddulph, best selling parenting author and psychologist.

‘Raising girls in today’s fast-paced, media-driven world is not easy! Judy Reith’s excellent book will help you to understand what your daughter needs from you and why. She shares tried-and-tested strategies that will guide you to bring out the best in your daughter.’

Noël Janis-Norton, founder and director of the Calmer, Easier, Happier Parenting and Teaching Centre

‘After three boys I felt ill equipped to deal with a girl! I'm thrilled to have this resource to guide me through, it’s down to earth and 'real'.  It's made me reassess my relationship with my daughter and what's really important , I've stuck a post it note on my bathroom mirror… 'Remember to have fun… ’

Janey Lee Grace, Radio presenter and author 'Look Great Naturally Without Ditching the Lipstick'

'A secret that needs to be shared – an easy to read gem of a book with great insight of how to raise daughters’

Naomi Richards, the UK’s Life coach for kids and parenting author

'The 7 secrets of Raising Girls is an indispensable manual  for any parent with daughters, packed full of pragmatic top tips and advice. Judy Reith is undoubtedly a strong wise mother whose sensible and experienced voice enables parents to navigate the girls world with more confidence. The insights she gives will prove invaluable for generations to come.'

Elaine Halligan, London Director of The Parent Practice

'7 Secrets of Raising Girls Every Parent Must Know is fired by the belief that when it comes to children, there are no definitive answers – but that there are certain tips and tricks that could make all our lives easier.'

Justine Roberts, CEO and Founder of Mumsnet and Gransnet