Girls on the Edge

  • by Leonard Sax
  • Narrated by Pam Ward
  • 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Psychologist and physician Leonard Sax’s work with young people reveals that girls today have an incredibly brittle sense of self. Though they may look confident on the outside, teens and tweens are fragile inside, obsessed with grades, sports, networking sites, and appearances. They are confused about their sexual identity, as 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. He provides parents with practical tips on everything from helping their daughters to make decisions to nurturing their spirits through female-centered activities to getting them involved in communities of female role models - which give young women pride and allow them to grow in a safe environment that nurtures curiosity and confidence.


What the Critics Say

“A MUST read.” (Margaret M. Ferrara, Ph.D., associate professor, University of Nevada, Reno)


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Leonard Sax's "Girls on the Edge" is a follow-up to his book "Boys Adrift." Both are informative and address troubling factors influencing our youth. Essentially, Sax suggests that young women are being adversely affected by issues of sexual identity, the cyberbubble, obsessions, and environmental toxins. For me the chapter on the cyberbubble was the weakest and the section on environmental toxins the most informative. His discussion of puberty and age along with eating disorders were very enlightening. Positively, Sax reports the research and literature in a straightforward manner. Negatively, he makes no real suggestions concerning how parents can remedy the circumstances revealed. Otherwise, the writing is very good, the information is very approachable, and the narration of Pam Ward excellent.
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- Roy

Fantastic information !

Having five children two of which are girls a 16-year-old and 11-year-old this book was spot gave me information to look at Innoway I had never thought too… Which sometimes seems like how could I have not?I feel that should be required reading for any parent who has a girl when she turns seven!!!sometimes the chapters were so intense you had to take a break for a day just to think it all through.I thoroughly enjoyed boys adrift written by the same author and I would add this in that same category five star
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- Jo Farabee "danishmom"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-27-2010
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.