AVAILABLE FALL 2017 As early as age five, your daughter will be thrown into the world of peer pressure, popularity and bullying often at a time when she seems particularly naïve and vulnerable. She will make friends one day and lose them the next. She will be included today and rejected tomorrow. She will be happy one day and depressed the next, often as a result of her friendships and social activities. Most parents think that all these ups and downs are due to mean girls, cliques and bullies. They watch in dismay as their daughters get tossed about, slump and camouflage. Many feel powerless as their daughters suffer anxiety or sink into depression or self-harm. Others think it is just a “tween-girl thing” and keep their fingers crossed hoping our daughters will survive these difficult years without too much permanent damage. We think they will get over it but they don’t. Girls continue to struggle well into their adult years. So, what’s really going on? Most of us think that girls are to blame. We point to relational aggression and jealousy and think that girls are just naturally aggressive, nasty and catty and that we simply need to control this bad behavior. In this book Fitzgerald shines a light on what is really happening in your daughters social world. She shows us that mean girls aren’t mean and cliques are not dangerous. As she says, girls are cruel to other girls not because they are genetically nasty or insensitive. Girls act out because we as a society place such impossible expectations on them and limit their expression and freedoms so severely that they do what any normal person would do: they use the tools they have at their disposal. This book guarantees to change the way you see the world of girls as well as practical solutions to help you and your daughter.
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