In PARENT LIKE IT MATTERS: How to Raise Joyful, Change-Making Girls (Ballantine Books; On Sale: March 2, 2021), Dr. Johnson Dias shows us how, beginning with the idea that we must teach girls to lift as they climb—and to pull others along with them. Dr. Johnson Dias knows that self-realized girls are created through intentional parenting. And so, she asks parents to make deliberate choices from babyhood through adolescence that will give their girls the resources and foundation to take hold of their own futures and to create sustainable social change.
As Jacqueline Woodson shares in the Foreword,
“By the end of this book, we are able to see ourselves as parents through a new lens. And finally, we can truly see our children in all of their wonder and possibility. I’ve learned that it’s never too late to begin to parent like it matters– with love, with intention, with gratitude.”