Girls on the Edge: Why So Many Girls Are Anxious, Wired, and Obsessed--And What Parents Can Do

Girls on the Edge: Why So Many Girls Are Anxious, Wired, and Obsessed--And What Parents Can Do

by Leonard Sax

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Overview

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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541617803
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 08/25/2020
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 178,078
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(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 / sexualization 12

Chapter 2 Second factor: social media 38

Chapter 3 Third factor: dreams and obsessions 71

Chapter 4 Fourth factor: environmental toxins 120

Chapter 5 Mind 145

Chapter 6 Body 160

Chapter 7 Spirit 193

Acknowledgments 243

Permission credits 253

Notes 255

Index 291

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