10 Great Books for Mother-Daughter Book Clubs - a "Best Book List"This list of books about mother-daughter relationships is sponsored by The Cactus by Sarah Haywood. She is losing control. No two dynamics are the same, and even in the presence of big love, myriad complex emotions often accompany this unique and important bond. Here are ten great reads on mother-daughter relationships in all of their beautiful, complicated, multi-layered glory. Author Peggy Orenstein is a journalist who had built a career writing about girls and women when she learned she was pregnant with a daughter.
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10 Great Books about Mother-Daughter Relationships
Moms who have daughters know how important it is to find empowering books for girls that celebrate being female no Dick-dominated Dick and Jane stories, thank you very much. But going the extra step and reading a book with a feminist message is good for both mother and child. For your daughter, it acknowledges that burgeoning awareness of what it is to be a woman, potential pitfalls included. To start your daughter on a feminist path, here are 13 books that teach girls about coming into their own without the presence of a supposedly-charming prince unless, of course, he just wants to tag along for the ride. She comes up against some pitfalls along the way, but stays the course with the help of her great-great-aunt and namesake Rose. Click Here To Buy.
Ask any teacher or literacy expert — reading with and to your kids is the best way to guide them into a life of reading on their own. But we don't just read to our kids to create literate people. We read with our kids to create a language with which to talk and think about life. Kids — girls, especially — are under loads of pressure. Pressure to be good students, to be popular, to be athletic, to be responsible, to be accomplished. Their lives and relationships are complicated, yet it's often difficult for them to talk about these complexities with their parents.
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The gang's all here: old favorites, newer gems, and some YA novels for the older kids and, yes, you too. Don't forget to add these top parenting books to Mom and Dad's reading list as well. It's hard to be a kid and a grown-up for that matter. In this cautionary tale, Marigold aims to impress her classmates by bringing an alligator to show and tell. Despite their difference in size and, well, extinction , preschoolers have a special kind of kinship with dinosaurs. Read it alongside your middle schooler. Seuss's repetitive rhymes actually lay groundwork that helps kids learn to read.