Girls on the Edge: The Four Factors Driving the New Crisis for Girls?Sexual Identity, the Cyberbubble, Obsessions, Environmental Toxins (Google eBook)

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Basic Books, 2010 - BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY - 273 pages
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Girls are cutting themselves with razors. Girls are convinced they’re fat, and starve themselves to prove it. Other girls are so anxious about grades they can’t sleep at night—at eleven years of age. What’s going on? In Girls on the Edge, Dr. Leonard Sax provides the answers. He shares stories of girls who look confident and strong on the outside, but are fragile within. He shows why a growing proportion of teen and tween girls are confused about their sexual identity, or are obsessed with grades or Facebook. Dr. Sax provides parents with tools to help girls become confident women, along with practical tips on helping your daughter choose a sport, nurturing her spirit through female centered activities, and more. Compelling and inspiring, Girls on the Edge points the way to a new future for today’s young women.
  

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User Review  - BettyB112 - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shiloah - Goodreads

Every parent of girls needs to read this book~ I learned so much. I didn't agree with everything he said at the beginning of the chapter on religion. I believe to teach your religion and to "train up ... Read full review

Contents

three girls
1
sexual identity
11
the cyberbubble
37
obsessions
67
environmental toxins
99
mind
121
body
155
spirit
181
acknowledgments
215
notes
219
permission credits
247
index
249
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About the author (2010)

Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D., is a family physician, psychologist, and acclaimed author of Boys Adrift and Why Gender Matters. He has been featured on CNN, PBS, Today, Fox News, NPR’s Talk of the Nation, and more. He lives with his wife and daughter in Exton, Pennsylvania.

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