Girls on the Edge: The Four Factors Driving the New Crisis for Girls--Sexual Identity, the Cyberbubble, Obsessions, Envi [NOOK Book]

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Girls are cutting themselves with razors. Girls are convinced they’re fat, and starve themselves to prove it. Other girls are so anxious about grades they can’t sleep at night—at eleven years of age. What’s going on? In Girls on the Edge, Dr. Leonard Sax provides the answers. He shares stories of girls who look confident and strong on the outside, but are fragile within. He shows why a growing proportion of teen and tween girls are confused about their sexual identity, or are obsessed with grades or Facebook. ...
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Girls on the Edge: The Four Factors Driving the New Crisis for Girls--Sexual Identity, the Cyberbubble, Obsessions, Envi

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Overview


Girls are cutting themselves with razors. Girls are convinced they’re fat, and starve themselves to prove it. Other girls are so anxious about grades they can’t sleep at night—at eleven years of age. What’s going on? In Girls on the Edge, Dr. Leonard Sax provides the answers. He shares stories of girls who look confident and strong on the outside, but are fragile within. He shows why a growing proportion of teen and tween girls are confused about their sexual identity, or are obsessed with grades or Facebook. Dr. Sax provides parents with tools to help girls become confident women, along with practical tips on helping your daughter choose a sport, nurturing her spirit through female centered activities, and more. Compelling and inspiring, Girls on the Edge points the way to a new future for today’s young women.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780465028184
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 7/12/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 205,867
  • File size: 537 KB

Meet the Author


Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D., is a family physician, psychologist, and acclaimed author of Boys Adrift and Why Gender Matters. He has been featured on CNN, PBS, Today, Fox News, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, and more. He lives with his wife and daughter in Exton, Pennsylvania.
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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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