from Daughter to Woman
Kim McCabe


The teen years are tough – for teens and for parents.


Many parents dread the moodiness, dishonesty, preference of friends over family, exam stress, and the push for greater independence.


Mothers have a pivotal role to play; this is a guidebook for parents and mothers of girls in particular as they navigate the rocky teenage landscape with their daughters aged 8 to 18.

It aims to help them embrace the potential of their child’s teenage years by marking this time of growing maturity for girls and celebrating it with them. We celebrate birth, marriage and death, but this important life-transition from child to young adult is nowadays rarely acknowledged within an appropriate community.

With mental health issues in young people on the rise, and social media, reality television and smartphone culture serving to exacerbate these problems, it is no surprise that parents are looking for help in raising their daughters through these tricky years. From Daughter to Woman is the indispensable guide to doing just that.

Why This Book?

Kim McCabe is a child development expert and founder-director of Rites for Girls CIC.  


She studied psychology at Cambridge University, before training as a counsellor for distressed teens and has spent thirty years working preventatively to make girls’ journey through adolescence safer, kinder and better supported. 


A mother of three, Kim believes we can each make a difference; by creating community and circles of support, adults taking responsibility for guiding tomorrow’s women, a grounded revolution changing the world for everyone.


Kim was a most welcome guest on S2 of The Merry Menopause Bookclub Podcast.

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