Dr. Orie Achonwa

Dr. Orie Achonwa, one of the most widely sought-after experts in the areas of child behavior and positive girl development, is a dynamic national speaker, award-winning healthcare innovator, and founder of Pearls for Peak Performance and Her Health Associates, a boutique healthcare consultancy exclusively focused on the care of young women ages 10-25. She’s also a requested media contributor with appearances on CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox, among others.

Dr. Orie has over a decade of experience working with girls through her professional practice, service on national panels, and advisory roles for initiatives focused on addressing the well-being needs of girls and their families. With her wealth of insight into girls’ health issues from both sides of the clinical door, Dr. Orie has the unique ability to guide girls and those who love them to successfully journey through the normal transitions and growing pains of adolescence with less chaos and drama, and more understanding, confidence, and empowerment.

About the Book

Why are today’s girls high achieving yet unfulfilled? Why have so many lost their voice? Why are we seeing rising rates of depression, anxiety, early puberty, cutting, and relational aggression among our girls? According to esteemed child behavior expert Dr. Orie Achonwa, the answers are closely related to factors we rarely consider when raising our girls. In a thought-provoking and riveting re-evaluation of girls’ developmental years, Dr. Orie shines light on the unique challenges that girls face in today’s hyper-changing world and offers promising strategies for raising healthy, resilient girls in the 21st century.

Learn How…

You can finally stop standing by helplessly as your daughter goes through today’s complex growing pains. In this book, you’ll  also learn a powerful system for actively guiding her transformation from a little girl in your arms, to a healthy, young lady that’s ready for the world

Uncover In These Pages...

The unique challenges girls face today and how to help them rise above the pressures, so it won’t negatively impact their performance and progress from adolescence to adulthood.

  • What’s really behind the rising rates of depression, anxiety, early puberty, cutting, and relational aggression among our girls.
  • Why girls are fast forwarding through girlhood, and how you can press the pause button.
  • What else you need to teach your daughter about  what she puts in and on her body.
  • The more important point of discussion when speaking to overweight and obese girls.
  • How to help your daughter embrace her Heroine’s  Journey and emerge a confident, healthy and self-sufficient young woman.
  • How fathers influence the development of a fierce daughter.
  • How to teach your daughter to get what she wants and stop accepting false harmony with her friends,  boyfriends, siblings, teammates, co-workers, and more.
  • Why allowing your daughter to withdraw from you and the world is beneficial to her growth.
  • Why your daughter needs a  passion and how it will shape her growth.
  • Why doing less as a parent will benefit your daughter more through her adolescent years and adult life.
  • How to focus on your daughter from the inside-out and why it will boost her self-esteem and confidence.
  • Bonus: What your daughter is not telling you about her daily challenges and how to use the insight to help her grow up healthier, stronger and ready for the world.


“An eye-opening book. If I could read only one book about how to raise a healthy and self-sufficient daughter, What’s Getting into My Daughter? is hands down the one I would choose!”

Dr. David Hargroder, author of Obesity, It's Not a Character Flaw


“What’s Getting into My Daughter? is not about making our daughters 'perfect girls'. It is about guiding our girls to develop their core selves and best minds and bodies. Read it if you want your daughter to not just survive but to thrive through her adolescent years.”

Suzanne Miles, author of Fork It


“Required reading. A very important addition to the shelf of parents and professionals caring for girls.”

Marilyn Pierce, author of Ground Work Before Pound Work


“After reading What’s Getting into My Daughter?, you gain tremendous knowledge about the forces affecting our girls, and more importantly, what you can do to help them grow up healthy in today’s world.”

Chieko El-Jisri, author of A Patient's Perspective


“It’s true that the average girl lives a complex life that’s unfortunately detrimental in many ways. Gratefully, Dr. Orie has her finger on the pulse of these issues and what parents can do to help their daughters navigate these challenges.”

Rondea Wine, author of Stop the Junk


“A much-needed game changer for raising the next generation of young women.”

Graciano Cabrita da Palma, author of Healthy Children, Happy Parents


“The blueprint for raising girls today. It’s rare to find such honest advice and straightforward strategies in such an accessible format. What’s Getting into My Daughter? is sure to be a classic in parenting literature.”

Sally May Tan, author of Wellness, the New Luxury


“Dr. Orie generously gives parents keen advice to guide girls through the turbulent adolescent years.”

Igor Klibanov, author of Stop Exercising! The Way You Are Doing It Now!


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