Girls Will Be Girls

Author: Joann Deak
Publisher: Hyperion
ISBN: 9781401304430
Size: 18.32 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Now available in paperback is a bold, fresh, and timely work that "offers parents humor, understanding, parenting philosophy, and well-founded pearls of wisdom." --Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D., coauthor of Raising Cain Mary Pipher told us about the problems girls face in Reviving Ophelia; now in Girls Will Be Girls, JoAnn Deak gives us the solutions. Deak looks past the "scare" stories to those that enlighten parents and enable them to empower girls. She draws from the latest brain research on girls to illustrate the exciting new ways in which we can help our daughters learn and thrive. Most telling of all, she gives us the voices of girls themselves as they struggle with body image, self-esteem, intellectual growth, peer pressure, and media messages. The result is a masterly book that addresses the key issues for girls growing up; one that fulfills a desperate need for clear guiding principles to help mothers, fathers, and their daughters navigate this chaotic contemporary culture.

Swimming Upstream

Author: Laura Choate
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199391141
Size: 18.87 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A guide to help parents teach their daughters to resist negative cultural messages. Never before have adolescent girls faced so many confusing and contradictory expectations. From a young age, popular culture teaches girls that their worth is based on their appearance, their ability to gain attention, and an ever-increasing accrual of accomplishments. With such unattainable standards, it is no wonder that many girls experience stress, self-doubt, and even mental health problems. Girls struggle to develop an authentic sense of self, even as they attempt to meet a set of impossible cultural expectations. Many parents feel helpless against the onslaught of negative influences targeting their daughters, but in Swimming Upstream: Parenting Girls for Resilience in a Toxic Culture, Laura Choate offers a message of reassurance. This book provides parents with a set of straightforward tools they can use to help their daughters navigate the trials and demands of contemporary girlhood. Choate draws upon years of research and counseling literature to teach parents how to instill the power of resilience in their daughters, including developing a positive body image, maintaining healthy relationships with friends and romantic partners, and navigating high-pressure academic environments. Based on cutting-edge research, this book contains the strategies that parents need to prepare their daughters with the life skills they need to resist destructive cultural influences. Though the journey through modern girlhood may be complicated - and even treacherous - this guide offers a user-friendly way for parents to help their daughters thrive in the midst of the negative pressures of modern culture. Practical and engaging, Swimming Upstream is a must-read for parents of girls of all ages.

High Heels Mit Acht Di T Mit Neun

Author: Tanith Carey
Publisher: Patmos Verlag
ISBN: 9783843603942
Size: 16.24 MB
Format: PDF
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Prinzessin sein war gestern, heute wollen Mädchen sexy sein. Schon im Grundschulalter werden sie mit Bildern von scheinbar perfektem Aussehen bombardiert. Sie spielen Modelshows nach, machen Diäten und tragen Kleidung, deren erotische Wirkung sie noch gar nicht einschätzen können. Wie können Eltern ihre Töchter davor schützen, ihr Selbstwertgefühl ausschließlich von ihrem Äußeren abhängig zu machen? Wie können sie ihnen die soziale Kompetenz und das Selbstbewusstsein vermitteln, dem Druck der Medien und der Gleichaltrigen etwas entgegenzusetzen? Ein lebensnaher Ratgeber - mit Fakten, Fallbeispielen und Tipps für kluge und einfühlsame Eltern-Tochter-Gespräche.

The Conscious Parent S Guide To Raising Girls

Author: Erika V Shearin Karres
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440599927
Size: 20.95 MB
Format: PDF
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The tools you need to foster a positive, supportive relationship with your daughter! Raising a confident, self-assured girl in today's world is complicated, but it can be done--with the help of The Conscious Parent's Guide to Raising Girls. Inside, you'll find the strategies you need to help your daughter navigate through her world of school cliques, confusing media messages, and pressures to be a "good girl." With smart, comprehensive advice on the trials and triumphs of raising a daughter with patience, this concise guide explains how you can: Deal with cliques, bullies, and peer pressure Communicate effectively and sensitively with your daughter Strengthen self-image, resist peer pressure, and promote self-esteem Build emotionally healthy relationships Rebecca Branstetter, PhD, and Erika V. Shearin Karres, EdD, provide you with the information and support you need for parenting with mindfulness, flexibility, and resilience. You'll be able to create a calm and centered emotional environment for raising well-adjusted, confident girls.

Feminism Inc

Author: E. Zaslow
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230101531
Size: 11.89 MB
Format: PDF
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This book explores how girls growing up in girl power media culture understand gender, self, empowerment, and resistance.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Raising Girls

Author: Deborah S. Romaine
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101029220
Size: 16.67 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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A positive look at parenting daughters. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Raising Girls is a hands-on parenting guide that takes readers from birth into womanhood. In warm, wise words, the authors explore all that is sugar and spice, precious and at times frightening, about the girls in their lives. *A hopeful, positive focus for parents concerned about issues raised in books like Queen Bees and Wannabees, Odd Girl Out, Reviving Ophelia, and See Jane Hit *Solid parenting advice for every stage *Follows on the success of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Raising Boys *Author team includes a pediatrician, teacher, and health writer, all of whom have daughters themselves

Queen Bees And Wannabes

Author: Rosalind Wiseman
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307459977
Size: 14.75 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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“My daughter used to be so wonderful. Now I can barely stand her and she won’t tell me anything. How can I find out what’s going on?” “There’s a clique in my daughter’s grade that’s making her life miserable. She doesn’t want to go to school anymore. Her own supposed friends are turning on her, and she’s too afraid to do anything. What can I do?” Welcome to the wonderful world of your daughter’s adolescence. A world in which she comes to school one day to find that her friends have suddenly decided that she no longer belongs. Or she’s teased mercilessly for wearing the wrong outfit or having the wrong friend. Or branded with a reputation she can’t shake. Or pressured into conforming so she won’t be kicked out of the group. For better or worse, your daughter’s friendships are the key to enduring adolescence—as well as the biggest threat to her well-being. In her groundbreaking book, Queen Bees and Wannabes, Empower cofounder Rosalind Wiseman takes you inside the secret world of girls’ friendships. Wiseman has spent more than a decade listening to thousands of girls talk about the powerful role cliques play in shaping what they wear and say, how they respond to boys, and how they feel about themselves. In this candid, insightful book, she dissects each role in the clique: Queen Bees, Wannabes, Messengers, Bankers, Targets, Torn Bystanders, and more. She discusses girls’ power plays, from birthday invitations to cafeteria seating arrangements and illicit parties. She takes readers into “Girl World” to analyze teasing, gossip, and reputations; beauty and fashion; alcohol and drugs; boys and sex; and more, and how cliques play a role in every situation. Each chapter includes “Check Your Baggage” sections to help you identify how your own background and biases affect how you see your daughter. “What You Can Do to Help” sections offer extensive sample scripts, bulleted lists, and other easy-to-use advice to get you inside your daughter’s world and help you help her. It’s not just about helping your daughter make it alive out of junior high. This book will help you understand how your daughter’s relationship with friends and cliques sets the stage for other intimate relationships as she grows and guides her when she has tougher choices to make about intimacy, drinking and drugs, and other hazards. With its revealing look into the secret world of teenage girls and cliques, enlivened with the voices of dozens of girls and a much-needed sense of humor, Queen Bees and Wannabes will equip you with all the tools you need to build the right foundation to help your daughter make smarter choices and empower her during this baffling, tumultuous time of life.