Girls Will Be Girls: Raising Confident and Courageous Daughters

Girls Will Be Girls: Raising Confident and Courageous Daughters

by Joann Deak, Teresa Barker

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Girls Will Be Girls: Raising Confident and Courageous Daughters by Joann Deak, Teresa Barker

Now available in paperback is a bold, fresh, and timely work that "offers parents humor, understanding, parenting philosophy, and well-founded pearls of wisdom." —Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D., coauthor of Raising Cain

Mary Pipher told us about the problems girls face in Reviving Ophelia; now in Girls Will Be Girls, JoAnn Deak gives us the solutions. Deak looks past the "scare" stories to those that enlighten parents and enable them to empower girls. She draws from the latest brain research on girls to illustrate the exciting new ways in which we can help our daughters learn and thrive. Most telling of all, she gives us the voices of girls themselves as they struggle with body image, self-esteem, intellectual growth, peer pressure, and media messages. The result is a masterly book that addresses the key issues for girls growing up; one that fulfills a desperate need for clear guiding principles to help mothers, fathers, and their daughters navigate this chaotic contemporary culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786886579
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 08/20/2003
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 374,141
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

JoAnn Deak, Ph.D., is an international speaker, educator, and school psychologist. She lectures frequently, often in tandem with Raising Cain coauthor Michael Thompson. She is a consultant to schools worldwide on issues of brain development, gender equity, and optimal learning environments for boys and girls.

Teresa Barker is a veteran journalist and coauthor of numerous books, including Raising Cain, Speaking of Boys, and The Mother-Daughter Book Club. Barker and her family, including two daughters, live in Wilmette, Illinois.

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Chapter 1The Search for Perspective9
Chapter 2The Formative Years: The Layering of Nature, Nuture, and Life Experience37
Chapter 3Betwixt and Between: The Preadolescent Years69
Chapter 4Everything and Nothing: Sharing the Adolescent Girl's Struggle to Be and Become Herself103
Chapter 5Mothers and Daughters: Roots to Grow, Wings to Fly136
Chapter 6Fathers and Daughters: Soul Mates, Strangers, and a Delicate Dance161
Chapter 7The Galapagos Islands of Girls' Social Development193
Chapter 8Aiming to Please: Moving Beyond the "Tyranny of Niceness"221
Chapter 9Parents Under Pressure: How to Think Straight When Worry Sets In243
Chapter 10Girls in Action: The Magic of Doing266
Epilogue: Girls in Progress286

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