Stressed-Out Girls: Helping Them Thrive in the Age of Pressure

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Penguin Books, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 274 pages
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How the achievement frenzy is harming today's teenage girls

Increased competition and an emphasis on excelling at all costs is creating debilitating pressure for adolescent girls. Based on clinical work, interviews, and a comprehensive survey of 3,000 teens, Dr. Cohen-Sandler gives concerned parents and teachers invaluable insights into what makes girls particularly vulnerable to harmful stress, the knowledge to identify those at greatest risk, and practical strategies to reduce their stress, build resiliency, and bolster self-confidence.

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Ever since Mary Pipher's Reviving Ophelia drew attention to the pressures on teenage girls, both parents and psychologists have studied the problem. In one of the best additions to the literature ... Read full review

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Roni Cohen-Sandler, Ph.D., is the author of two previous books and has written for many publications. Her numerous television and radio appearances include the Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, Today, and NPR.

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