Reviving Ophelia (Google eBook)
#1 New York Times Bestseller
The groundbreaking work that poses one of the most provocative questions of a generation: what is happening to the selves of adolescent girls?
As a therapist, Mary Pipher was becoming frustrated with the growing problems among adolescent girls. Why were so many of them turning to therapy in the first place? Why had these lovely and promising human beings fallen prey to depression, eating disorders, suicide attempts, and crushingly low self-esteem? The answer hit a nerve with Pipher, with parents, and with the girls themselves. Crashing and burning in a “developmental Bermuda Triangle,” they were coming of age in a media-saturated culture preoccupied with unrealistic ideals of beauty and images of dehumanized sex, a culture rife with addictions and sexually transmitted diseases. They were losing their resiliency and optimism in a “girl-poisoning” culture that propagated values at odds with those necessary to survive.
Told in the brave, fearless, and honest voices of the girls themselves who are emerging from the chaos of adolescence, Reviving Ophelia is a call to arms, offering important tactics, empathy, and strength, and urging a change where young hearts can flourish again, and rediscover and reengage their sense of self.
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Review: Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent GirlsUser Review - Lizzy - Goodreads
At first this book reminded me too much of my own adolescence. Then it got repetitive Read full review
Review: Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent GirlsUser Review - Amber - Goodreads
Personally I had hoped for more tools on raising adolescent girls. This was merely story after story of troubled youth and how no family upbringing is perfect. The best part of the book comes at the very end... 85% through when 'skills' are suggested we teach our girls. Read full review
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