Author(s): Dannielle Miller
The Butterfly Effect aims to inspire parents to create their own new realities for their daughters. Talking to multitudes of girls every year in Australia and New Zealand, Dannielle Miller's message is authentic and passionate, and her book both celebrates and challenges the joy and beauty of teen girls in an age of raunch and consumer culture. The Butterfly Effect offers practical, intuitive and powerful strategies, and uses humour to disarm and open up new ways of looking at self-esteem, resilience, body image, friendship, consumerism, navigating the online world, overcoming girls' fear of failure and finding positive role models. Dannielle writes primarily for the mothers of teenage girls, encouraging them to realise that they are more like their daughters than they think and they can help their daughters by helping themselves, too.
Dannielle Miller is an experienced educator committed to empowering young people to reach their full potential. She has worked as an English Coordinator, Students at Risk Coordinator, Full Service Schools Coordinator for Western Sydney (assisting government, catholic and independent schools to design and deliver curriculum aimed at re-engaging students at risk to their studies), and was the founder of the respected 'Lighthouse Project' which combines mentoring with the development of employability skills in young people. Her work has been featured in education journals and has made her a popular speaker at various national conferences and forums. Dannielle left education and founded Enlighten Education in 2003.Dannielle lives in Sydney with her husband and two children.