The Girls' Guide to Conquering Life: How to Ace an Interview, Change a Tire, Talk to a Guy, and 97 Other Skills You Need to Thrive

The Girls' Guide to Conquering Life: How to Ace an Interview, Change a Tire, Talk to a Guy, and 97 Other Skills You Need to Thrive

The Girls' Guide to Conquering Life: How to Ace an Interview, Change a Tire, Talk to a Guy, and 97 Other Skills You Need to Thrive

The Girls' Guide to Conquering Life: How to Ace an Interview, Change a Tire, Talk to a Guy, and 97 Other Skills You Need to Thrive


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There's a lot a girl needs to know as she grows up and makes her way in the world. Having a reference guide of practical how-to life skills and character traits can empower her to become a confident and capable woman. Coauthors Erica and Jonathan Catherman offer this collection of step-by-step instructions on 100 things girls need to succeed, including how to

- introduce yourself
- change a flat tire
- respectfully break up with a guy
- leave a tip
- apply for a job
- ask for a promotion
- behave during a police stop
- create a personal budget
- calculate square footage
- wash your face
- clear a clogged drain
- iron a shirt
- wear a scarf
- shoot a basketball
- sharpen kitchen knives
- and much more

In fact, if it's in here, it's an important skill or character trait practiced by capable and confident women. With great illustrations and sidebars of advice from world-class experts, this all-in-one reference tool for young women in the making is the perfect gift for birthdays, graduations, or any occasion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800729806
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/15/2018
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 500,187
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Erica Catherman has spent more than twenty years mentoring young women as a coach to middle school, high school, and college students. Committed to raising up the next generation to be kind, confident, and capable, Erica has served as a youth group leader, community volunteer, and advocate for gender equality in sports. She is a certified Yoga Alliance and Group Fitness instructor.

Jonathan Catherman is the author of the bestselling The Manual to Manhood and The Manual to Middle School. An award-winning cultural strategist and a leading education trainer specializing in the character and leadership development of youth, Jonathan speaks worldwide about the principles and strengths that empower greatness in children, teens, and young adults.

The Cathermans live in North Carolina, where they work together to raise their family, which includes teenagers and a couple of big dogs. Learn more at

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

1 Guys & Dating 13

How to Talk with a Guy You Like

How to Invite a Guy on a First Date

How to Plan a Date

How to Decide Who Pays on a Date

How to Meet a Guy's Parents for the First Time

How to Balance Time with Boyfriend vs. Girlfriends

How to Respectfully Break Up with a Guy

2 Social Skills & Manners 33

How to Shake Hands

How to Introduce Yourself

How to Introduce Other People

How to Listen Well

How to Speak Up for Yourself or Others

How to Open the Door for Another Person

How to Set a Table

How to Order from a Menu

How to Leave a Tip

How to Wrap a Gift

How to Clean a Bathroom

How to Make a Bed

3 Work & Ethics 67

How to Apply for a Job

How to Fill Out an Application

How to Interview for a Job

How to Ask for a Raise

How to Ask for a Promotion

How to Resign

How to Ask for a Reference

4 Wealth & Money Management 89

How to Create a Personal Budget

How to Build a Savings Account

How to Manage a Credit Card Account

How to Invest in the Future

How to Live Debt-Free

5 Health & Beauty 105

How to Properly Wash Your Hair

How to Shave Your Legs

How to Shave under Your Arms

How to Apply Hair-Styling Product

How to Wash Your Hands Properly

How to Freshen Bad Breath

How to Wear Perfume

How to Wash Your Face

How to Trim Your Fingernails

How to Care for Your Feet

How to Apply Nail Polish

6 Clothes & Fashion 135

How to Wash Laundry

How to Dry Laundry

How to Iron a Button-Down Shirt

How to Iron Slacks/Pants

How to Care for Leather Shoes or Boots

How to Wear a Scarf

How to Sew On a Button

How to Spot Treat a Stain

How to Fold a Shirt

How to Shop for a Bra

7 Sports & Recreation 163

How to Kick a Soccer Ball

How to Set a Volleyball

How to Throw a Football

How to Shoot a Basketball

How to Pitch a Softball

How to Swing a Golf Club

How to Putt

How to Throw Darts

How to Hit a Cue Ball

How to Pitch Horseshoes

8 Cars & Driving 191

How to Shift a Manual Transmission

How to Change a Flat Tire

How to Jump-Start a Dead Battery

How to Check the Oil

How to Parallel Park

How to Behave after an Auto Accident

How to Behave during a Police Stop

9 Food & Cooking 215

How to Make a Grocery List and Stock a Pantry

How to Brew Coffee

How to Make Pancakes from Scratch

How to Scramble Eggs

How to Cook Bacon

How to Boil Pasta

How to Cook Rice

How to Make Mashed Potatoes

How to Oven-Bake a Whole Chicken

How to Broil Steak

How to Pan-Sear Fish

How to Light a Charcoal Grill

How to Grill Steak

How to Grill

Pork Chops

How to Sharpen a Kitchen Knife

10 Tools & Fix-It 255

How to Stock a Tool Kit

How to Read a Tape Measure

How to Swing a Hammer

How to Cut with a Circular Saw

How to Use a Drill

How to Use a Crowbar

How to Use an Adjustable Wrench

How to Use a Level

How to Calculate Square Footage

How to Turn Off a Toilet Water Line

How to Unclog a Toilet

How to Clear a Clogged Sink Drain

How to Check the Circuit Breakers

How to Find a Stud in the Wall

How to Hang a Picture

How to Fix a Small Hole in a Wall

Notes 297

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