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Girls on the Edge: The Four Factors Driving the New Crisis for Girls--Sexual Identity, the Cyberbubble, Obsessions, Environmental Toxins

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In Girls on the Edge, psychologist and physician Leonard Sax argues that many girls today have a brittle sense of self-they may look confident and strong on the outside, but they're fragile within. Sax offers the tools we need to help them become independent and confident women, and provides parents with practical tips on everything from helping their daughter limit her time on Facebook, to choosing a sport, to nurturing her spirit through female-centered activities.

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Overview

In Girls on the Edge, psychologist and physician Leonard Sax argues that many girls today have a brittle sense of self-they may look confident and strong on the outside, but they're fragile within. Sax offers the tools we need to help them become independent and confident women, and provides parents with practical tips on everything from helping their daughter limit her time on Facebook, to choosing a sport, to nurturing her spirit through female-centered activities.

Compelling and inspiring, Girls on the Edge points the way to a new future for today's girls and young women.

the four factors:

Sexual Identity. Girls are trying to look sexy at younger ages than ever before. This has the unintended consequence of disengaging them from their sexual identity.

The Cyberbubble. In this era of Facebook and texting, girls can easily become stuck in a "cyberbubble": hyper-connected with their peers, but disconnected from themselves.

Obsessions. Some girls are anxious about grades or about sports. Without a strong sense of sell, girls become vulnerable to obsessions.

Environmental Toxins. Endocrine disruptors are causing early onset of puberty, putting girls at increased risk of drug and alcohol abuse, anxiety, and depression as teenagers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780465022069
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 7/12/2011
  • Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 133,045
  • Product dimensions: 8.04 (w) x 5.58 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D., is a graduate of MIT and the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned both his Ph.D. (in psychology) and his M.D. He is founder and executive director of the National Association for Single Sex Public Education (NASSPE). His scholarly work has been published in a variety of prestigious journals, including American Psychologist, Educational Horizons, Behavioral Neuroscience, and the Journal of the American Medical Association. He has been a featured guest on CNN, PBS, The Today Show, Fox News, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, and many other national and international programs. He lives with his wife and daughter in suburban Philadelphia.

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Table of Contents

introduction: three girls 1

Chapter 1 first factor: sexual identity 11

Chapter 2 second factor: the cyberbubble 37

Chapter 3 third factor: obsessions 67

Chapter 4 fourth factor: environmental toxins 99

Chapter 5 mind 121

Chapter 6 body 155

Chapter 7 spirit 181

acknowledgments 215

notes 219

permission credits 247

index 249

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2012

    Sweet book

    I really enjoyed this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

    Very interesting reading

    Having a girl on the edge in my family I wish I'd have read this a few years back. The life that your girl is facing today is nothing like you grew up in and this book gave me some "aha" moments that clarified some of the issues we are having.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Thought provoking

    I first read "Boys Adrift" by the same author and had to read "Girls on Edge." I found myself nodding my head and thinking, "so true." There are some pretty startling and upsetting topics brought up in these books that as parents we need to be aware of. I started to reduce our consumption of foods from plastic containers immediately. Other topics require a little more thought and conversation with my husband. This book got us talking!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2010

    a must read for anyone who has a daughter

    very eye opening and interesting. all educators should read.

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