Bringing Up Girls & Bringing Up Boys


Dr. James C. Dobson Equips Parents in Bringing Up Girls

Dobson’s Long-Awaited Book Releases from Tyndale House Publishers April 13, 2010

CAROL STREAM, ILL. (February, 2010) -- Bringing Up Girls, the long-awaited companion volume to best-selling author and parenting expert Dr. James Dobson’s extraordinarily successful book, Bringing Up Boys (Tyndale House Publishers, 2001) will be available worldwide on April 13, 2010.

Like Bringing Up Boys, which has sold over two million copies and continues to be one of the most popular resources available on raising boys, Bringing Up Girls draws on extensive research and is written in Dr. Dobson’s trademark down-to-earth approach. It will equip parents to handle many of today’s most pressing issues affecting girls, including:  female physiology, relationships with mother and father, cultural influences, bullies, buddies and best friends, and spiritual development.  Dr. Dobson invested three years in this latest writing project, and based it on over 3500 pages of research. 

For the first time with one of his books, Dr. Dobson has personally recorded the audio book for Bringing Up Girls, which will be released in an unabridged and abridged edition.  In addition, Bringing Up Girls will be released by Tyndale simultaneously in English and Spanish (Cómo Criar A Las Hijas) editions.  

Recently released statistics about girls and young women are staggering:
*  According to the Kaiser Family Foundation report on “U.S. Teen Sexuality,” one in three girls becomes pregnant before age 20, the median age at which young women have their first sexual experience is 17, and one in four will contract a sexually transmitted disease.
*  The U.S. Department of Justice’s “Girls Study Group” suggests that about one-quarter of all aggravated assaults are committed by girls and that a girl is more likely to be violent at home, and the victim more than any other is her mother.

“Although our daughters are doing rather well academically and on some measures of social and personal health,” said Dobson, “In many ways, I am even more concerned about girls than boys. So much has changed for the worse in recent years. They are under enormous pressures rarely experienced by their mothers, grandmothers and previous generations. Today’s little girls are being enticed to grow up too fast and are encountering challenges for which they are totally unprepared. This is a generalization with many exceptions, of course, but far too many females are in trouble.”

In Bringing Up Girls, Dr. Dobson gives parents, grandparents, and teachers deeper insight into why girls are who they are. He speaks to both fathers and mothers about their unique roles in a daughter’s life and offers encouragement on how to raise healthy girls in a in a shockwave world.

To support some of his points, Dr. Dobson brings in conversations with experts about the influence of culture on youth, and shares interviews he had with young women, giving an eye-opening look into what girls want in their relationships and their views of the world.

The book includes commonly asked questions, as well as accompanying answers, parents have about their daughters regarding issues related to puberty and adolescence and the differences in behavior between boys and girls.

About the Author

James C. Dobson, Ph.D., hosts the daily radio program Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson. He is founder and chairman emeritus of Focus on the Family, a nonprofit organization that produced his internationally syndicated radio programs, where he was heard by more than 200 million people every day in 160 countries. A licensed psychologist and licensed marriage, family, and child counselor, he is a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. For 14 years Dr. Dobson was an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, and he served for 17 years on the
attending staff of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in the Division of Child Development and Medical Genetics. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (1967) in the field of child development. The author of more than 30 books, including Bringing Up Boys, he has been heavily involved in governmental activities related to the family. He was elected in 2008 to the National Radio Hall of Fame. Dr. Dobson is married to Shirley and is the father of two grown children, Danae and Ryan, and the grandfather of Lincoln. He resides in Colorado.

About Tyndale House Publishers

Tyndale House Publishers was founded in 1962 by Dr. Kenneth N. Taylor as a means of publishing The Living Bible. Now one of the premier publishing houses in the industry, Tyndale has published numerous New York Times best sellers, including Quiet Strength and Uncommon, by Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy; and Dead Heat, a novel by Joel C. Rosenberg.  Tyndale publishes the New Living Translation of the Holy Bible and many resources for church and family. Tyndale House is located in Carol Stream, Illinois, a suburb west of Chicago. Visit for more information.