Project Description

Nurturing Young Minds

Edited by Dr Ramesh Manocha & Gyongyi Horvath
To read the full chapter go to Volume 2, chapter 20, pp. 297-313.


Maggie Hamilton

Writer, Publisher and Social Researcher

Writer, publisher and social researcher, Maggie Hamilton gives regular talks, lectures and workshops, is a regular media commentator and a keen observer of social trends, and presents at parents’ evenings, professional development forums and at conferences. Her books have been published in Australia, New Zealand, Holland, Italy, Korea, China, the Arab States, Lithuania and Brazil, and include What Men Don’t Talk About, which examines the lives of boys and men behind the stereotypes; What’s Happening to Our Girls?, and What’s Happening to Our Boys? which look at the twenty-first century challenges of our girls and boys respectively; and Secret Girls’ Business, a fun, funky, empowering gift book for girls. She has addressed over 50 000 Australian parents, and countless professional forums, adding additional dimensions to her work.


This chapter explores the impact of the sexualised world teens and tweens inhabit, how to protect them and positively respond to the dangers they face.

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Manocha, R (Ed), 2017, Growing Happy, Healthy Young Minds: Generation Next, Hachette Australia, Sydney.

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