Celebrating Girls: Nurturing and Empowering Our Daughters

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Conari Press, Jan 1, 1996 - Family & Relationships - 195 pages
Moving through the challenging years of pre-adolescence, girls need guidance and encouragement. They need affirmation of their basic value, not just as people, but as girls. They need to know what it means to be a girl. But there is a scarcity today of guidance and models, not just for girls, but for their female caretakers as well--their mothers, grandmothers, an mentors.

"Celebrating Girls" fills this need, offering stories and celebrations that support girl's femininity and celebrate meaningful passages in their lives. It is primarily addressed to mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, and other woman in intimate relationships with girls.

 

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We should all celebrate our daughters in all stages of their lives, and this book tells us this over and over. It gives examples of customs done in other cultures to celebrate a girl's first menstrual ... Read full review

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Family therapist Gurian (Mothers, Sons, and Lovers, LJ 12/93) offers a sweeping look at what makes boys and men act the way they do. He begins by thoroughly defining gender differences. Citing the ... Read full review

Contents

THREE
23
FOUR
32
Assuring Physical SellConfidence
43
FIVE
49
Empowering Her Mind
65
Developing Social Awareness
85
Meaning Spirit and tne Arts
107
Teaching and Learning
129
Sports ana Menstruation
149
Coming or Age and Sexuality
171
Bibliography
189
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Virginia Beane Rutter is a psychotherapist and Jungian analyst on the faculty of the C.G. Jung Institute in San Francisco. She is married and the mother of two children, and has a private practice in Mill Valley, California. Her previous books are Woman Changing Woman and Celebrating Girls.

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