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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Overview

The author of Boys Adrift argues that young women today are at risk, and shows what we can do to help girls achieve their potential

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781458758910
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
Publication date: 09/04/2010
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 500
Product dimensions: 1.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 7.00(d)

About the Author

Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D., is a graduate of MIT and the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned both his Ph.D. (in psychology) and his M.D. He is founder and executive director of the National Association for Single Sex Public Education (NASSPE). His scholarly work has been published in a variety of prestigious journals, including American Psychologist, Educational Horizons, Behavioral Neuroscience, and the Journal of the American Medical Association. He has been a featured guest on CNN, PBS, The Today Show, Fox News, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, and many other national and international programs. He lives with his wife and daughter in suburban Philadelphia.

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Girls on the Edge 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
BettyB112 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a helpful, not-preachy book about how to navigate the world today with a daughter in tow. This book is quite readable and I found myself enjoying the stories of the girls he featured in the book. I even found myself in the book, which was a surprise. This book helped us (my husband and me) to create reasonable guidelines for our daughter concerning all of the technology at her fingertips, as well as nurturing her soul and keeping her healthy. I highly recommend this book to anyone with a daughter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a must for parents, educators, and anyone who works with adolescent girls. So helpful to understand the factors effecting young women today, along with action steps to take to help them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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very eye opening and interesting. all educators should read.
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