The myth of the perfect girl : helping our daughters find authentic success and happiness in school and life / Ana Homayoun.
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Summary:New insights and practical solutions for overworked and stressed-out girls and their parents.
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|Pendleton Public Library||PA 306.874 H75 (Text)||37801000426187||Parenting Collection||Book||None||06/10/2013||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780399537714
- Physical Description: 290 pages ; 24 cm.
- Publisher: New York : Perigee Book, 2013.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Author's note -- Introduction: the paradox of girls' success : why girls, why now -- The perfect girl myth : why it's so prevalent and such a problem -- So many ways to be boxed in -- Parental attitudes and approach : part of the problem or part of the solution? -- Breaking down the boxes -- Putting purpose into organizational practice -- Rome wasn't built in a day : strategies for quizzes, tests, projects, and finals -- Social wellness : putting the fun back into fun and games -- Emotional wellness : compensating and problem solving -- Physical wellness -- Spiritual wellness : reflecting and connecting -- Implementing the strategies -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index.
New insights and practical solutions for overworked and stressed-out girls and their parents.
In today's achievement culture, many girls seem to be doing remarkably well- excelling in honors and sports and attending top colleges in ever greater numbers-but beneath the surface, girls are stressed-out and stretched too thin as they strive to be "perfect." In their efforts to juggle schoolwork and extracur-riculars, family life and social lives, friends and frenemies, as well as relationships online and IRL (in real life), many girls begin to lose sight of who they really are, and instead work overtime to please their friends, parents, teachers, and others.
With honesty, empathy, and a fresh perspective, The Myth of the Perfect Girl presents advice to empower both parents and girls themselves to discover what true success and happiness means to them-and how to work to achieve it.
Ana Homayoun is the founder of Green Ivy Educational Consulting and the author of That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week. A nationally recognized educator and speaker, she writes frequently on adolescent and young adult issues. Visit her website at www.anahomayoun.com. Book jacket.
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