EPISODE 10. Ten-ager with Madonna King

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In this week’s episode we take a sneak peak at Madonna King’s newest (soon-to-be-released) book Ten-ager. Available from the 27th January from Booktopia, Dymocks, QBD and all good book stores.

The book looks into what we all are starting to see firsthand in everyday life, which is, teenage-hood is starting a lot earlier than it used to. And we’re now starting to see the characteristics of teenage development is actually starting as early as the age of 10.

Madonna saw this and, and has utilised this as the basis for this outstanding book. I was lucky enough to nab access to a secret early copy and I can tell you it is such a well-executed and research body of work

In this week’s special episode we covered:

  • Her personal confidence & its influences when she was a teenager
  • What surprised her when undertaking the research to write Ten-ager
  • The importance of letting your daughter have and express opinions
  • Her thoughts on the impact standardised testing has on confidence
  • Parents’ expectations about their daughter’s resilience and grit
  • Upsetting discoveries about 10 year old girls in Australia today
  • The importance of communication between parents and daughters
  • … and so much more!

During this episode I also mention that our new Courageous Parenting Interactive Program is opening up registrations for our live coaching round that is kicking off on Feb15. Hit the button below to find our more:

About Madonna King

Madonna King is one of Australia’s most accomplished journalists, having won awards for her ABC Mornings current affairs program.

She is the author of ten books, including the bestselling Being 14 which was ABIA shortlisted for non-fiction book of the year, and Fathers and Daughters.

She has interviewed five prime ministers, at least a dozen premiers, some of Australia’s leading chief executives and the full range of sportsmen and entertainers – and possibly most exciting – over 1000 10 and 14 year old girls, their parents and educators!

Also the biographer of Australian of the Year Professor Ian Frazer and former treasurer Joe Hockey, Madonna lives in Brisbane with her husband and two teenage daughters.

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