Alpha Girls: Understanding the New American Girl and How She Is Changing the World
  • Alpha Girls: Understanding the New American Girl and How She Is Changing the World
  • Alpha Girls: Understanding the New American Girl and How She Is Changing the World

Alpha Girls: Understanding the New American Girl and How She Is Changing the World

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by Dan Kindlon
     
 

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This time he takes on the American girl, upending the outdated view that adolescent girls are psychologically disadvantaged compared to boys. Kindlon's innovative research and the interviews that he conducted with hundreds of girls reveal that by and large American girls have actually begun to outstrip their male counterparts.

At the forefront of this trend are what

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This time he takes on the American girl, upending the outdated view that adolescent girls are psychologically disadvantaged compared to boys. Kindlon's innovative research and the interviews that he conducted with hundreds of girls reveal that by and large American girls have actually begun to outstrip their male counterparts.

At the forefront of this trend are what Kindlon terms "alpha "girls." Unlimited by either gender oppression or feminism, these exceptional girls are as adept at finishing mathematical proofs and playing sports as they are at baking cookies. Far from the insecure teens portrayed in Mary Pipher's seminal book Reviving Ophelia. Kindlon's alphas are sure of themselves and what they want from their lives and are talented enough to achieve it. This books a must-read for parents, educators, mentors, and anyone who wants to learn about the new American girl and how she is already changing the world.

About the Author:
Dan Kindlon teaches child psychology at Harvard University

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594867323
Publisher:
Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date:
09/04/2007
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.81(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.85(d)

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