A bold 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 reveals to parents the problems girls face in Reviving Ophelia; now in Girls Will Be Girls, JoAnn Deak offers solutions.
Looking past the "scare" stories to those that enlighten parents and enable them to empower girls, Deak 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.
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.