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Essential Life Skills for Girls

Essential Life Skills for Girls

Everything You Need to Know to Thrive at Home, at School, and Out in the World

Illustrated by Martha Sue Coursey


Essential Life Skills for Girls

About the Book

Confidently tackle tasks and everyday life with this guide to life skills for girls.

Does the preteen girl in your life know how to wash her clothes? Plunge a toilet? Leave a tip? Read a map? Manage a bank account? Do you have the time and energy to teach her? Let Essential Life Skills for Girls lead the way with the tools she needs to succeed. These critical life skills will help her become a responsible, resilient, and confident young woman at home, at school, and out in the modern world.

Designed for girls ages 10–14 who need to learn the ins and outs of personal hygiene, clothing care, communication, school success, and much moreAddresses kids living in a digital age; the skills include social media safety, texting with care, online communication, and other ways girls live their tech-savvy livesEasy to read, absorb, and remember, particularly for preteens with short attention spansHelps girls gain confidence and become independent (and helpful to family and friends)Detailed checklists let girls mark off skills they’ve learned and challenge themselves to learn them all!

Product Details

On sale: April 23, 2024
Age: 10-14 years
Grade: Grades 5-9
Page count: 144 Pages
ISBN: 9780593690420

Author Bio

Lisa Quirk Weinman is a cofounder of Middle Years Matter, an organization devoted to empowering young people with the essential skills needed to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. She served as middle school dean of students and wellness teacher at an independent school in Greenwich, Connecticut, for 22 years. She lives in Rye, New York, with her husband and two boys.

Megan Monaghan is a cofounder of Middle Years Matter and has worked in education for more than 18 years. She has taught every grade level from third to eighth grade. She holds degrees from Columbia University in child development and reading disabilities. She absolutely loves being a teacher. Megan lives in Rye, New York, with her family.

Martha Sue Coursey is a San Francisco–based illustrator, type designer, and artist. She grew up as the only child of metalwork artists in a house they built on the outskirts of Tucson, Arizona, where books and desert creatures were some of her best friends. She holds a BFA in painting from California College of the Arts and a postgraduate certificate from Type West. When she’s not drawing, she’s taking care of too many plants or walking the dog.