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A fresh and positive approach to help parents of teenage girls from an educator who works with hundreds of girls every week across Australia.

Danni wrote The Butterfly Effect to inspire parents to create their own new realities for their daughters. Talking to multitudes of girls every year in Australia and New Zealand, Danni’s message is authentic and passionate, and her book both celebrates and challenges the joy and beauty of teen girls in an age of raunch and consumer culture. The Butterfly Effect offers practical, intuitive and powerful strategies, and uses humor to disarm and open up new ways of looking at self-esteem, resilience, body image, friendship, consumerism, navigating the online world, overcoming girls’ fear of failure and finding positive role models. Dannielle Miller is an experienced teacher and educator committed to empowering young people to reach their full potential. Her work has been featured in education journals and has made her a popular speaker at various national conferences and forums. Dannielle founded Enlighten Education in 2003. Enlighten is now a national network of passionate, talented women who believe that by entering our young girls’ world and engaging them, they have the capacity to be a voice of difference and facilitate meaningful conversations around gender and identity. Dannielle delights in working with thousands of teenage girls across Australia, and with the media as a guest expert on teen issues. The connection Danni forges with teenage girls and her ability to get them to open up to her and think about themselves and the world around them gives her unique and invaluable insight into what makes teenage girls tick, and how we can help them navigate everything life throws in their way. Dannielle writes primarily for the mothers of teenage girls, encouraging them to realise that they are more like their daughters than they think and they can help their daughters by helping themselves, too. And what's more, she does this in a blame-free way - the last thing mums need is to be saddled with more guilt! Mothers of preteen (tweens) and teenage girls will want this book! It's interesting to note that Danni is increasingly getting asked to talk to girls in the tween years - years five and six. There is an ever-renewing market for parenting books. www.danniellemiller.com.au

Reviews

Dannielle Miller is the teen girl whisperer.

Fran Simpson, teacher and mother of a teen

Dannielle Miller’s book is a must-read for all parents of teenage girls. The first thing that literally thumped me in the chest when reading this book was a total awareness and awakening of what is happening to our teenage girls. At a deep level, it resonated with me. The information is real, pertinent and totally relevant. Great work, Dannielle. Thank you for awakening me. Thank you for snapping me to attention and making me want to become a greater part of the solution.

Karen, mother of a teen girl

This is the book we have been waiting for. It includes the most up-to-date research and finally gives parents positive, sensible strategies they can easily apply.

Dr Michele Beale, general practitioner and stress management specialist

If you want to develop a deeply connected and loving relationship with your teenage daughter, then this book is for you. This is a time when many girls struggle to cope and really need our guidance and support, even though they may not be asking for it! The Butterfly Effect is written with passion and honesty, and offers insightful and practical advice for all parents who want to do more than 'just survive' the teen years!

Julie Gale, Founder and Director, Kids Free 2B Kids

Dannielle Miller is not the first person to call attention to these issues, to the phenomenon of girls’ lives sometimes falling apart at the very threshold of womanhood… But she offers not only insight into adolescent girls as interesting works in progress, but also provides encouragement, solace and solution.

Clinical Professor David Bennett AO FRACP FSAM

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Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9781864711059

    September 1, 2009

    Doubleday Australia

    304 pages

    RRP $34.99

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  • EBook

    9781864714326

    May 1, 2010

    RHA eBooks Adult

    306 pages

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