Sugar and Spice and No Longer Nice is a groundbreaking book that offers parents and teachers a primer for understanding and preventing the increasing incidents of physical violence--hazing, brutality, fighting, weapons, murder--by young girls. Written by Drs. Deborah Prothrow-Stith and Howard R. Spivak—the renowned Harvard- and Tufts-based experts on preventing youth violence—this important book offers a plan to help our daughters become strong, confident, powerful, and independent young women without being violent.
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About the Author
Table of ContentsForeword (Janet Reno).
Part One: Understanding the Challenge.
1. We Have a Problem.
2. Hidden Aggression Becomes Outward Violence.
3. Facts and Figures.
4. Risk Factors and Protective Factors.
5. Feminization of the Superhero.
Part Two: Taking On the Challenge.
6. Tips for Parents.
7. Tips for Teachers and Schools.
8. What Communities Can Do.
9. A Call to Action.
About the Authors.
What People are Saying About This
"This provides answers."
"This book provides solid insights and suggestions as to steps we must take to address girl violence before it gets out of hand. I applaud the authors’ work, commitment, and their heartfelt and practical advice."
—From the Foreword by Janet Reno
"This book is a much-needed wake-up call for everyone who still believes that violence is something girls just don’t do. Parents and teachers both will be grateful for its insights into how to identify negative influences and what adults can do to help."
—Marian Wright Edelman, president, Children’s Defense Fund
"A timely book! The authors warn of the distressing increase in violence among girls. Their recommendations can help parents and policymakers stem the tide of this frightening trend."
—Alvin F. Poussaint, M.D., professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Judge Baker Children’s Center, Boston, Massachusetts