Becoming Peers – Mentoring Girls Into Womanhood

Becoming Peers -
Mentoring Girls into Womanhood

By DeAnna L’am

Wouldn’t our world be profoundly different if girls were empowered, guided, and celebrated as they transition into womanhood?

Aren’t mothers in dire need of guidance on empowering their girls about becoming women?

Isn’t it essential for ALL women to become conscious role model for today’s girls?


Becoming Peers – Mentoring Girls Into Womanhood is an affirmative ‘Yes!’ to these timely questions.

This is an inspirational guide for mothers, grandmothers,
stepmothers, aunts, or any woman
wishing to nurture a girl through her coming of age
(while empowering herself!)

This book provides practical guidelines for mentoring a girl into womanhood. It offers creative ceremonies and activities designed to honor a girl’s transition and call her to new levels of maturity.

At the same time, it presents the adult woman/mentor with powerful tools for enhancing her inner and outer life.

Here is what some prominent writers say :


Becoming Peers – Mentoring Girls into Womanhood is loaded with inspirational and eminently practical ways to strengthen and heal mothers, daughters, and any woman with a special girl in her life.”

~ Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom; Mother-Daughter Wisdom; and The Wisdom of Menopause

“A gem of a book!  This is the first book I’ve seen that provides support, direction, and encouragement explicitly for mothers and other women attempting to foster confidence and joy in their girls during the momentous transition from girlhood to womanhood. The simple rituals and sensible suggestions offered in this book are touching and heartfelt.”

~ Vicki Noble co-creator of Motherpeace Tarot; author of Shakti Woman: Feeling Our Fire, Healing Our World, and The Double Goddess: Women Sharing Power
“Expressive, beautifully written –– guided by the wisdom of the elders. Such a resource on deepening connections between mothers and daughters, women and girls, is greatly needed.”

~ Deborah J. Grenn, Ph.D, Co-Director, Women’s Spirituality Program, Institute Of transpersonal Psychology, and director of Lilith Institute.


“I love this book! It is beautifully written, filled with many insightful ideas for creating fulfilling mother-daughter and woman-girl mentoring relationships, and for fostering a meaningful menstruation.”

~ Joan Morais, author of A Time to Celebrate: A Celebration of a Girl’s First Menstrual Period

Becoming Peers is a must read for anyone with an adolescent girl in her life… don’t wait another year to get inspired about ways you can celebrate important passages for [your] family.”

~ Rahima Baldwin Dancy, author of You are Your Child’s First Teacher













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One Comment

  1. Stephan Pickering
    Posted April 7, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    Tzeteh’ LeShalom VeShuveh’ LeShalom…
    Go in peace, return in peace.
    STEPHAN PICKERING / Chofetz Chayim ben-Avraham
    Goddess Jew / Heretic Spiritist

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