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In this groundbreaking guide, psychotherapist and educator Maria Clark Fleshood encourages parents to revive global traditions to mark preadolescence (ages eight to 13) with rituals and celebrations that guide young women through these years of self-discovery. Dr. Fleshood provides a tested, six-step approach to engage, guide, and prepare preteens for the challenges and changes of a new developmental stage. From Tweens to Teens offers parents tools that help them build tweens self-esteem from the inside out.
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By Spudboy on 07-07-16
Celebrating our Daughters
TARGET AUDIENCE: Parents with children between 8 and 16 years old. Although the book was targeted towards tween girls the information contained in this audio book is also appropriate for teenage girls and may also be used with modification for your sons. This book would also be a great resource for therapists, giving counselors who have not specialized in adolescent girls some good tools for guiding tweens on their path to wellness and happiness.
CONTENT: The author provided examples of “rituals” that she has used in her practice to help in the healing and well-being of tween and adolescent girls. (Don’t get caught up on the term rituals, as any of a number of terms could have been used including celebration. I think that ritual was an appropriate term to use.) The author uses enough examples that the listener might modify the examples to their particular situations. I appreciated that for the most part the rituals cost little to nothing and were rich in love.
CAVEAT: I thought it was slow getting started. I was anxious to get to the meat of the subject. I was sold as to the need for rituals or celebrations prior to reading the book. If this describes you, the first few chapters might be a little slow.
NARRATOR: Excellent job.
OVERALL: As a parent, I plan on increasing the use of rituals for my daughters who still are at home. As a therapist, I plan on teaching my clients to use these rituals. I probably would not use this book as bibliotherapy as I don’t think I could get the parents of my patients to sit down and read it. For my friends, I would absolutely recommend it. If you are reading this review, I would recommend it to you.
“This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”
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By karina Larson on 06-09-16
for readers with daughters ages 8 and up.
I liked this book. it helps you open up to new ways of communication with your daughter, my daughter is 13 and I wish I would have found this book years ago. I'm not to into any rituals but there is still some great advice in this book. narration was good and helped me get through it, I usually don't read or listen to nonfiction.
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