In this straightforward and thought-provoking book, psychologist and parenting author Gisela Preuschoff considers the understandings that parents require to raise girls today. The book focusses on girls' emotional and physical development, their education, social conditioning and their relationships with parents and siblings. Raising Girls also discusses the emotional and behavioural differences between girls and boys, and helps parents to gain practical understandings of their daughter from birth through to the teenage years. Raising Girls includes a foreword by Steve Biddulph, who rates this the best book on parenting girls he has seen. Using a warm and conversational approach, similar to Steve Biddulph's Raising Boys, Gisela Preuschoff communicates in an accessible way to parents, injecting her own experiences as a mother. The book also includes stories from the experiences of Australian families. Her advice ranges from birth to late adolescence - and across issues to do with physical and sexual development, girls and learning, parent-child relationships and the daughter's emotional life.