Fascinating . . . I found [From Daughter to Woman] insightful, without any preachiness. I was reassured from the outset ... this book has helped boost my confidence that I am doing a good job to help [my daughter]. I can now just enjoy the journey, with a reference to the book now and again
One of the things I like about this book is that it isn't patronising. It's well-written, mentions some taboo subjects clearly and in a matter of fact way, and doesn't come across as judgmental either. Some parenting books can leave you feeling like the worse parent ever but never once did I feel that whilst reading this
I certainly didn't expect to find it so hard to put down . . . such an enlightening read - and I know it's a book I'll be returning to frequently in the very near future
Kim's work puts something back that should never have been taken away. But it also goes to new places in the modern, feminist uprising to both nurture and arm young women for taking back their world
With warmth, compassion and humour, <i>From Daughter to Woman</i> offers guidance and encouragement to women of all ages in one of the most important journeys of their lifetime
An amazing book . . . We can get better at parenting day by day, and there are great clues in this book as to how to do just that
I love it when a wise voice gently reminds and teaches me about that which is truly essential. From Daughter to Woman is one of these voices. In a truly feminine style, Kim combines intellectual brilliance, intuitive wisdom, gentleness and love to produce a guide that not only explains how it is for our teenage girls, but empowers us to meet their needs as they grow up in a materialistic world that is full of confusing messages; a world that is increasingly overwhelming them with innumerable pressures and mounting stress. We, the adults, can help our girls to become the authentic, free and passionate women that our society needs. From Daughter to Woman is an indispensable tool in this most valuable process.
[Kim's] book will sit on my shelf with the few books I keep to reread every now and then . . . I love having children, but I've been dreading the teen years. I have such a different attitude now and feel that, although it won't be easy, I can enter these years a bit more confidently and, dare I say, joyfully.
I am so happy that I discovered this book and it is one I will keep coming back to time and time again. We all hope for that ultimate parenting handbook, one that will give us all the definitive answers to parenting; if it did exist, From Daughter to Woman would be part of that ultimate parenting handbook. Kim's tips from managing moods and understanding why girls love to hate their mothers makes the journey in to teen-hood seem a little less daunting. The way she gives real-life examples and case studies, [including] some quite extreme examples makes you feel less alone on this journey. The real-life experiences within the book help you to take a good look at yourself as a parent and encourage you to change your parenting style to improve your relationship with your child, and, more importantly, helps your child navigate the world they are about to be flung into
In From Daughter to Woman Kim McCabe invites us as mothers to develop a different relationship with our daughters, one that takes us on a journey into our own womanhood as well as as that of our beautiful daughters. It challenges modern notions of difficult teens and supports us to develop deep and lasting relationships based on respect for the emerging woman we have birthed into the world. This book is a teacher, guide, and companion through a period in our daughters lives which can be easy to dread. McCabe shows us how to embrace, enjoy and most of all celebrate it
I wish this book had been available when I was growing up
[Kim McCabe] has a refreshingly healthy take on social media and is particularly good on body image