Parent Like It Matters: How to Raise Joyful, Change-Making Girls

Parent Like It Matters: How to Raise Joyful, Change-Making Girls

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by Janice Johnson Dias, PhD,

Foreword by Jacqueline Woodson

An accessible blueprint to embolden our daughters to be critical thinkers, fearless doers, and joyful change agents for our future—from the proud mother of teen activist Marley Dias, founder of 1000BLACKGIRLBOOKS.

“A stunning and pathbreaking how-to guide and memoir for every mom, dad, or caregiver who believes in rearing children to be healthy individuals and caring citizens.”—Khalil Gibran Muhammad, author of The Condemnation of Blackness


Renowned sociologist Janice Johnson Dias has devoted her life to nurturing and training girls to become changemakers—whether through her investment in her daughter Marley’s humanitarian work or through her work with the GrassROOTS “SuperCamp” she co-founded for girls. In these unprecedented times, her work has never been more urgent, as we ask ourselves: How do we teach girls to change the world?

Dr. Johnson Dias knows that self-realized girls are created through intentional parenting. That’s why she tasks parents with a personal challenge: to find their own joy. Just as Dias brings her own jubilant passion to parenting and teaching, she inspires caregivers to do the same. The book offers strategies for having daily discussions of racism and sexism, identifying heroes and mentors, learning together, and uncovering your girl’s passions.

Parenting is enormous work; it can be as overwhelming as it is fulfilling. Within the pages of Parent Like It Matters, parents will find the invaluable tools they need to raise resilient, optimistic girls who determine for themselves what their world will look like.

Paperback, Family & Relationships / Parenting,

0.6" H x 8.2" L x 5.3" W (0.2 lbs) 256 pages


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