• Girls on the Edge

  • Four Factors Driving the New Crisis for Girls
  • By: Leonard Sax M.D.
  • Narrated by: Pam Ward
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-27-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (256 ratings)

Regular price: $23.07

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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.
©2010 Leonard Sax (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

“A MUST read.” (Margaret M. Ferrara, Ph.D., associate professor, University of Nevada, Reno)
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5 out of 5 stars
By GBBMOA on 11-30-14

Now I get it.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

Women are now told we can do it all, and encouraged to do so.....but doing it all is not easy, and often causes a great deal of overwhelming anxiety. Doing it all, when you're a woman, also can include being the mother you always wanted to be, in addition to being the best at your chosen (choices unlimited) profession. This is not necessarily attainable...

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4 out of 5 stars
By Dan on 03-26-11

Great Book - Needs A Better Narrator

Well written, just like Why Gender Matters and Boys Adrift. Highly recommended reading for anyone with a daughter. However, the narrator was painful to listen to. I felt as if I was being lectured by school principal at times. Several times I actually had to turn this audio book off as her voice was like nails on a chalk board.

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