Caitlin Flanagan, """The Atlantic""The best book about the current state of girls and young women in America, "Girls on the Edge," by a physician and psychologist named Leonard Sax, offers astonishing and troubling new insight into the role and consequences of binge drinking in so many girls' lives." "Booklist" "In clear, accessible language, Sax deftly blends anecdotes, clinical research, and even lines of poetry in persuasive, often fascinating chapters that speak straight to parents...Warning that 'a 1980s solution' won't help solve twenty-first-century problems, Sax offers a holistic, sobering call to help the current generation of young women develop the support and sense of self that will allow them to grow into resilient adults."" Library Journal" "The world is way different from what it was a couple of years ago; this is essential reading for parents and teachers, and one of the most thought-provoking books on teen development available." "Slate"'s Double X Book of the Week"Fortunately, [Leonard] Sax is up to more here than pronouncing young women irrevocably doomed..."Girls on the Edge" doesn't dramatize the self-destructive behavior it describes...[and it] speaks exclusively to parents and offers concrete ways to help their daughters cultivate stronger personal identities." Florence Hilliard, Director of the Gender Studies Project, University of Wisconsin-Madison "Dr. Sax once again combines years of experience with compelling research and common sense to intelligently challenge the status quo of what it means to raise a healthy daughter. "Girls on the Edge" offers skills parents can incorporate to feel more competent with our girls and young women." Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, author of God's Paintbrush and In God's Name "Turn off your cell phones and computers, and read this book! You will connect with your daughter in new ways, and she will thank you." Margaret M. Ferrara, PhD, editor of Advances in Gender aFrom the Publisher:
The author of "Boys Adrift" argues that the lives of young women today are at risk, and shows what we can do to encourage girls to achieve their potential. In "Girls on the Edge", psychologist and physician Leonard Sax argues that girls today have an incredibly brittle sense of self. His work with young people reveals that girls may look confident and strong on the outside, but they're incredibly fragile within. He shows how teens are confused about their sexual identity, and they are obsessed with grades, sports, networking sites, and appearances. Environmental toxins are accelerating physical maturity faster than their emotional maturity. Now, Sax gives us the tools we need to help girls become independent and confident women, and provides parents with practical tips on everything from helping their daughter make decisions, to nurturing her spirit through female-centered activities, and more. Sax shows that girls can reach their potential when involved in communities of female role models. These organizations, he argues, give young women pride in a strong sense of self and allow them to grow in a safe environment that nurtures curiosity and confidence. Compelling and inspiring, "Girls on the Edge" points the way to a new future for today's girls and young women.
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