Saving Our Teenage Girls From Today's Pressures And Conflicting Expectations
On Sale: December 29, 2009
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Non-Fiction | Self-Help
The Triple Bind that girls face today:
Act sweet and nice
Be a star athlete and get
Seem sexy and hot even if you're
In many ways, today is the best time in history
to be a girl: Opportunities for a girl's success are as
unlimited as her dreams. Yet societal expectations, cultural
trends, and conflicting messages are creating what
psychologist and researcher Stephen Hinshaw calls "the
Triple Bind." Girls are now expected to excel at "girl
skills," achieve "boy goals," and be models of female
perfection, 100 percent of the time. Here, Dr. Hinshaw
reveals key aspects of the Triple Bind, including
genes, hormones, and the role of biology in confronting the
overscheduled lives and how the high
pressure to excel at everything sets girls up for
how traditionally feminine qualities (such as
empathy and self-awareness) can put girls at risk for
anxiety, depression, and other disorders
oversexualization of little girls, preteens, and teenagers
the reasons girls are channeling pressure into
Combining moving personal stories with
extensive research, Dr. Hinshaw provides tools for parents
who want to empower their daughters to deal in healthy ways
with today's pressures.
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