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Girls on the Edge: The Four Factors Driving the New Crisis for Girls

Girls on the Edge: The Four Factors Driving the New Crisis for Girls

by Leonard Sax

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A parenting expert reveals the four biggest threats to girls' psychological growth and explains how parents can help their daughters develop a healthy sense of self.

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 social media, 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.

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ISBN-13: 9780465022069
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 07/12/2011
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 269,725
Product dimensions: 8.04(w) x 5.58(h) x 0.74(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D., is a board-certified family physician, psychologist, and author of Why Gender Matters, Boys Adrift, and The Collapse of Parenting. As the founder and executive director of the National Association for Single Sex Public Education (NASSPE), Sax has spoken on child development in over a dozen countries and has appeared across major broadcast radio and television, including programs on CBS, CNN, Fox, CBC, BBC, and PBS. Sax lives with his family in in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

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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