For All Our Daughters: How Mentoring Helps Young Women and Girls Master the Art of Growing Up

For All Our Daughters: How Mentoring Helps Young Women and Girls Master the Art of Growing Up

by Pegine Echevarria
     
 
Today, young women and girls need female mentors to help them survive along the path to maturity. In For All Our Daughters, Pegine Echevarria tells how to mentor using the powerful personal process she developed through her own experiences and her work with thousands of young women and girls. She shares her personal trials and triumphs growing up in a neglectful and

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Today, young women and girls need female mentors to help them survive along the path to maturity. In For All Our Daughters, Pegine Echevarria tells how to mentor using the powerful personal process she developed through her own experiences and her work with thousands of young women and girls. She shares her personal trials and triumphs growing up in a neglectful and abusive family and includes mentoring anecdotes from prominent individuals.

Mentoring is an opportunity to impact a life, and Echevarria explains the five essential ways mentors can influence young women and girls by sharing their thoughts and experiences: intellectually, fiscally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

This landmark book reveals for the first time a process that any and all women can use to help young women and girls succeed and become well-rounded.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Katie O'Dell Madison
There is a window of opportunity in a girl's life when adult mentors can make a positive impact on her future. While girls often feel they cannot communicate freely with their mothers, they will turn to another older female to share their experiences with and look to for guidance. This title serves as a guide for women who want to become a mentor by providing strategies to assist in the passages of female adolescence. Many adults who care about the healthy development of young people want to become a mentor but are unsure what that really means or involves. Echevarria defines the basic idea of mentoring as stepping forward as a role model in a young person's life. There are five essentials the author asks mentors to focus on: physical development, intellectual development, emotional development, spiritual development, and financial accountability. A variety of mentoring techniques, all varying in intensity and commitment, are described. Not every idea is applicable to those in the library field, but many will encourage you to try a new approach to communicating with the girls who use your library. This guide is a practical and inspiring title for anyone who wants to increase their role in a young woman's life. Complimentary titles include Daughters of the Moon, Sisters of the Sun by K. Wind Hughes and Lind Wolf (New Society, 1997/VOYA August 1998), The Difference: Discovering the Hidden Ways We Silence Girls by Judy Mann (Warner, 1996), Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher (Putnam, 1994/VOYA October 1994), and All That She Can Be by Carol Eagle (Simon & Schuster, 1993). Further Reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781886284135
Publisher:
Chandler House Press
Publication date:
05/01/1998
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.91(d)

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