Beautiful Girlhood Series

I have a daughter who is in her last year of young childhood. It's surreal to think about, really. But sitting in denial of this fact isn't going to slow down the process, nor negate it. Ready or not, young womanhood is knocking. {sniff} Before she reaches that stage, however, there is this strange, awkward stage in between childhood and young womanhood. A stage that is vital in a young girl's life as she understands who she is and who she is becoming. A stage that requires close presence of her mother to guide her and answer her questions. The stage that we call "tween".

Sometimes, we as mothers, don't always know how to go about guiding our young daughters in this stage. We notice her behavior begins to change and we don't automatically think about the fact that young womanhood is knocking. We write it off as a bad day. But then we begin to notice she has several bad days. How can we guide our yet young daughters into a stage of their life that will set the tone for the young women they will become? How can we teach them about and embrace the few years they have in beautiful girlhood?

Beautiful Girlhood.



It's a guide to encourage our daughters to reach for true nobility as a young girl so she can carry it with her into womanhood. It addresses such things as character building, obedience, being careful with her words/lying, ambition, purpose, dress, home life, and much more.

I love what Lousia May Alcott says here

Far away there in sunshine are my highest aspirations.  I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they lead.

In walks Shelley Noonan.

Shelley Noonan is author to The Companion Guide to Beautiful Girlhood. She has put together this journal of sorts for mothers and tween daughters to accompany the book Beautiful Girlhood, which is a revised version of the M. Hale original, written by Karen Andreola.

This guide helps daughters understand why it's important to be a noble woman by connecting it with Scripture. It also helps show how it can be practically lived out.

Beautiful Girlhood offers wonderfully illustrated stories on how and why to live with noble characteristics; The Companion Guide personalizes it and takes you into further study. It also includes journaling pages to write down notes. I think it would be a great gift for each daughter in your home to have her own. What a treasure it would be for her and her future daughter!

Take a sneak peek at the layout of a lesson here.

Shelley has a blog called B'twixt and B'tween. Betwixt is another word for between or "in the middle of". Rather fitting, don't ya think?

Beginning September 12, B'twixt and B'tween will be taking a group of mother's and daughters through the Beautiful Girlhood journey.  You can find directions and supplies {the books} for that here and the schedule here. It's a free course, all you need to do is purchase the books, which is a wonderful investment, I assure you.

My daughter Gabriella and I will be going through this together. I will be sharing our journey once or twice a month here on Joyful Mothering. You will also see me sneak in a few guest posts over at B'twixt and B'tween.

I would love to connect with other moms of tween girls and go through this study together with you. Join me?

I was given a copy of The Companion Guide to Beautiful Girlhood in exchange for this review. Some of the above links are affiliate links. Please read my full disclosure here.
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