Stressed-Out Girls: Helping Them Thrive in the Age of Pressure

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How the achievement frenzy is harming today's teenage girls

Increased competition and an emphasis on excelling at all costs is creating debilitating pressure for adolescent girls. Based on clinical work, interviews, and a comprehensive survey of 3,000 teens, Dr. Cohen-Sandler gives concerned parents and teachers invaluable insights into what makes girls particularly vulnerable to harmful stress, the knowledge to identify those at greatest risk, and practical strategies to reduce...

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Overview

How the achievement frenzy is harming today's teenage girls

Increased competition and an emphasis on excelling at all costs is creating debilitating pressure for adolescent girls. Based on clinical work, interviews, and a comprehensive survey of 3,000 teens, Dr. Cohen-Sandler gives concerned parents and teachers invaluable insights into what makes girls particularly vulnerable to harmful stress, the knowledge to identify those at greatest risk, and practical strategies to reduce their stress, build resiliency, and bolster self-confidence.

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Editorial Reviews

ALA Booklist
"Cohen-Sandler writes in clear, encouraging, straightforward language, and she effectively bolsters her points with anecdotes drawn from interviews"
The Ophelia Project - Norrine L. Russell
If you care about girls, read this book!
Publisher's Weekly
Cohen-Sandler identifies five types of worried girls and lays out strategies for helping them lessen anxiety, develop resiliency and build confidence...The author has a substantial background in writing about teenage girls in Girls' Life and Seventeen, and her wise, well-researched chronicle should be of help to parents
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780143037767
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/29/2006
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.28 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Roni Cohen-Sandler, Ph.D., is the author of two previous books and has written for many publications. Her numerous television and radio appearances include the Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, Today, and NPR.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2006

    Excellent

    This book pinpoints stress in teenage girls. I recommend it not only for parents, but for daughters as well for it helps you realize why you feel the way that you do. I suffer physically from a stress related disease, (VCD), and this book helped me realize what was wrong with me. I recommend it to anyone. Excellent, excellent book. One of the best I've ever read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2005

    A 'Must-Read' for Parents

    I received a copy of this book as a gift now I am giving copies of it to other parents of teen-aged daughters. Until I read 'Stressed-Out Girls,' I never really understood the intense pressure that my daughters - and their friends - felt to succeed. While I enjoyed the book's first-hand stories and quotes, I especially appreciated the practical strategies that the author gives for reducing stress and bolstering confidence in teenaged girls.

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