Author(s): Dannielle Miller
My first book, The Butterfly Effect, is aimed primarily at mothers, helping them to navigate their daughters' often challenging adolescent years. Yet many of the parents who buy the book tell me they are buying it for their daughters to read, too. Some even ask me to autograph a copy for their daughter. I also get many emails from girls saying that they love The Butterfly Effect but hope I will write something specifically for them. The Butterfly Effect For Girls will be that book. The Butterfly Effect For Girls will be a reworking of the original version. It will still have the messages at the heart of The Butterfly Effect but this time it will address girls directly. There will be additional interactive exercises, tailored specifically to girls. There will be less emphasis on background research and statistics, and more emphasis on engaging girls on an emotional level. The layout will be changed to be visually appealing to girls and will include spaces for them to express their thoughts and feelings. Chapters: 1. Introducing the Butterfly Effect 2. The Battle Within body image issues, making peace with your body 3. Beyond Generation Bratz the hyper-sexy images that girls are being exposed to from a too-young age and what girls can do about it 4. Planet Girlfriend: The Highest Highs, the Lowest Lows making friends, resolving conflicts, dealing with Barbie bitches and cyberbullies 5. Drinks with the Girls why girls drink, what girls need to know about the harm it causes, how to choose a different way to relax and hang out with friends 6. Shopping for Labels . . . or Love? looking deeper beneath the designer-label marketing hype, creating your own style, being smart about money 7. Rage and Despair: Girls in Crisis eating disorders, self-harm, depression, suicide, substance abuse: the warning signs and how to get help 8. Schooling for Life study skills, information technology skills, learning from mistakes, resolving problems at school 9. Career Girl choosing a career, starting out, the 8 employability skills, women's rights in the workplace, putting together a great CV
CEO, Enlighten Education. B Ed, Grad Cert (Mgmt), Cert IV (Assessment and Workplace Training) Dannielle Miller is a major innovator and expert in the field of education and student welfare. She was responsible for the curriculum, staffing and quality of learning of the English faculty of a dual campus high school. As Students at Risk Coordinator forahigh schools in Western Sydney, she advised the Federal Government on funding for support programs for students at risk of dropping out. The immensely successful Lighthouse Project was Dannielle's brainchild. It pairs at-risk students with workplace mentors, helping them develop employment skills and discover the real-world relevance of what they learn at school. Another of her innovations was an accredited Higher School Certificate (HSC) course in service learning that she developed. The curriculum nurtures students' entrepreneurial skills while involving them in meaningful community volunteer work. Concerned about the struggles she saw countless high school girls go through with body image and self-esteem, in 2003 Dannielle co-founded Enlighten Education, which provides girls with training and support to stand up to limiting media and social messages. In 2009, the Australian newspaper named Dannielle Australia's number one Emerging Leader in Learning. She works with thousands of girls across Australia and New Zealand each year and makes regular media appearances to advise on teen issues. Author of teen parenting book, The Butterfly Effect (Random House Australia, September 2009), she is also an avid blogger (http://enlighteneducation.edublogs.org). She is featured in education journals, her articles have appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, and she is a popular speaker at youth and education conferences and forums.