Resources for Dads and Daughters



  • Dads and Daughters (DADs) – – A national membership organization for fathers with daughters, DADs provides tools to strengthen fathers’ relationships with their daughters and to transform the pervasive messages that value our daughters more for how they look than who they are.


    Resources for Parents


  • Dads and Daughters: How to Inspire, Understand and Support Your Daughter When She’s Growing Up So Fast, by Joe Kelly, Broadway, 2002.



  • "Daughters: For Parents of Girls", 1-888-849-8476 – This newsletter features personal experiences and practical information on raising healthy, confident girls.



  • 200 Ways to Raise a Girl’s Self-Esteem, by Will Glennon, Conari Press, 2000. Offers practical tips and ideas to draw on every day.



  • Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls, by Mary Pipher, Ph.D. This is the classic best seller that describes the serious issues girls face, and what we can do about them.


    Resources for Girls


  • Changing Bodies, Changing Lives, by Ruth Bell and the Teen Book Project, Times Books, 1998. This is a comprehensive and honest guide to the physical, emotional, sexual and social changes adolescence brings to girls and boys. It’s a fabulous resource for daughter or dad.



  • The Girls’ Guide to Life: How to Take Charge of the Issues that Affect You, by Catherine Dee, Little, Brown & Co., 1997. This down-to-earth guide offers ideas on how to take action personally and in the community.



  • New Moon Friendship: How to Make, Keep and Grow Your Friendships, edited by girls, Crown, 1999.



  • New Moon: The Magazine for Girls and Their Dreams, 1-800-381-4743 – the award-winning, international magazine edited by and for girls ages 8 to 14.



  • The Period Book: Everything You Don’t Want to Ask (But Need to Know), by Jennifer Gravelle and Karen Gravelle, Walker & Co., 1996. Written by a teen and her aunt.



  • Totally Private and Personal: Journaling Ideas for Girls and Young Women, by Jessica Wilbur, Free Spirit, 1996.



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