Girls Will Be Girls: Raising Confident and Courageous Daughters

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786886579
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 8/20/2003
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 173,978
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

JoAnn Deak, Ph.D., is an international speaker, educator, and school psychologist. She lectures frequently, often in tandem with Raising Cain coauthor Michael Thompson. She is a consultant to schools worldwide on issues of brain development, gender equity, and optimal learning environments for boys and girls.

Teresa Barker is a veteran journalist and coauthor of numerous books, including Raising Cain, Speaking of Boys, and The Mother-Daughter Book Club. Barker and her family, including two daughters, live in Wilmette, Illinois.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Chapter 1 The Search for Perspective 9
Chapter 2 The Formative Years: The Layering of Nature, Nuture, and Life Experience 37
Chapter 3 Betwixt and Between: The Preadolescent Years 69
Chapter 4 Everything and Nothing: Sharing the Adolescent Girl's Struggle to Be and Become Herself 103
Chapter 5 Mothers and Daughters: Roots to Grow, Wings to Fly 136
Chapter 6 Fathers and Daughters: Soul Mates, Strangers, and a Delicate Dance 161
Chapter 7 The Galapagos Islands of Girls' Social Development 193
Chapter 8 Aiming to Please: Moving Beyond the "Tyranny of Niceness" 221
Chapter 9 Parents Under Pressure: How to Think Straight When Worry Sets In 243
Chapter 10 Girls in Action: The Magic of Doing 266
Epilogue: Girls in Progress 286
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  • Posted April 21, 2010

    Girls Will Be Girls

    Fantastic presentation of how up-to-date brain research explains certain behaviors at certain times in life. What a window into understanding our daughters, students, friends, and ourselves! A must read for anyone interested in being a better mom, dad, teacher, counselor, wife, sister, and friend. Makes a great gift, too!

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