Her Next Chapter

Author: Lori Day
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781613748596
Release Date: 2014-05-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

"Filled with practical advice, inspired reading lists, and thoughtful analysis of the challenges girls face, this book is an indispensable guide for anyone who cares about raising girls to be leaders." —June Cohen, executive producer, TED "Mother-daughter book clubs can help you navigate the daunting challenges of raising confident and mighty girls. This comprehensive guide, rich with discussion ideas and book, film, and media recommendations, will inspire more mothers to start their own book clubs." —Lesli Rotenberg, general manager, Children's Media, PBS Mother-daughter book clubs can do more than encourage reading, bonding, and socializing, suggests educational psychologist and parenting coach Lori Day. They can create a safe haven where girls can discuss and navigate the challenges of girlhood today. In Her Next Chapter, Day draws from experiences in her own club and her expertise as an educator to offer a timely and empowering take on mother-daughter book clubs. She provides overviews of eight of the biggest challenges facing girls today while weaving in carefully chosen book, movie, and media recommendations; thoughtful discussion questions and prompts; and suggested fun group activities. Lori Day, M.Ed., is an educational psychologist, consultant, and parenting coach with Lori Day Consulting. She has worked in the field of education for over 25 years and is a contributing blogger at the Huffington Post and several other websites, writing about parenting, education, gender, popular culture, and media. She lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Charlotte Kugler, Day's daughter, is a student at Mount Holyoke College. She lives in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

The Princess Problem

Author: Rebecca Hains
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402294044
Release Date: 2014-09-02
Genre: Family & Relationships

"The Princess Problem offers sound, sensible, and parent-tested advice for helping children thrive in today's consumer culture."—JO B. Paoletti, author of Pink and Blue: Telling the Boys from the Girls in America How to Raise Empowered Girls in a Princess World It's no secret that little girls love princesses. Behind the twirly dresses and glittery crowns, however, sits a powerful marketing machine, encouraging obsessive consumerism and delivering negative stereotypes about gender, race, and beauty to young girls. So what's a parent to do? The Princess Problem features real advice and stories from parents, educators, psychologists, and children's industry insiders to help equip every parent with skills to navigate today's princess-saturated world. As parents, we do our best to keep pop culture's most harmful stereotypes away from our kids, but contending with well-meaning family members and sneaky commercials can thwart us. The Princess Problem offers language to have honest conversations with our children and shows us how to teach them to be thoughtful, open-minded people. "Her ideas and suggestions on how parents can help their children navigate the overwhelming princess marketing, media, and negative stereotypes are refreshing receptive...Parents—this is a must read."—Brenda Chapman, writer/director, Disney/Pixar's Brave

Sexualized Media Messages and Our Children Teaching Kids to be Smart Critics and Consumers

Author: Jennifer W. Shewmaker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440833342
Release Date: 2015-02-24
Genre: Psychology

This provocative book takes a look at children's consumption of sexualized media messages while providing parents, teachers, and professionals with strategies for abating their influence. • Provides a quick overview of previous works in child development, communication, and education • Discusses four mediating variables influencing children's values: culture of celebrity, family factors, gender, and community systems • Includes an "In Their Voices" section featuring specific responses from children, adolescents, parents, and professionals • Covers television, movies, music, and other media • Demonstrates the impact of both positive and negative media messages

The Good Mother Myth

Author: Avital Norman Nathman
Publisher: Seal Press
ISBN: 9781580055031
Release Date: 2013-12-31
Genre: Family & Relationships

In an era of mommy blogs, Pinterest, and Facebook, The Good Mother Myth dismantles the social media–fed notion of what it means to be a “good mother.” This collection of essays takes a realistic look at motherhood and provides a platform for real voices and raw stories, each adding to the narrative of motherhood we don’t tend to see in the headlines or on the news. From tales of mind-bending, panic-inducing overwhelm to a reflection on using weed instead of wine to deal with the terrible twos, the honesty of the essays creates a community of mothers who refuse to feel like they’re in competition with others, or with the notion of the ideal mom—they’re just trying to find a way to make it work. With a foreword by Christy Turlington Burns and a contributor list that includes Jessica Valenti, Sharon Lerner, Soraya Chemaly, Amber Dusick, and many more, this remarkable collection seeks to debunk the myth and offer honest perspectives on what it means to be a mother.

It s Your World

Author: Chelsea Clinton
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780399176128
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"In a book for young people, Chelsea Clinton informs readers about issues facing our world and what kids can do to help solve them"--

Girl Reading

Author: Katie Ward
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451657333
Release Date: 2012-02-07
Genre: Fiction

This stunningly original, kaleidoscopic novel is an inspired celebration of women reading and the artists who have caught them in the act—“a vivid portrait of a timeless subject” (Minneapolis Star Tribune). A young orphan poses for a Renaissance maestro in medieval Siena. A servant girl in seventeenth-century Amsterdam snatches a moment away from her work to lose herself in tales of knights and battles. An eighteenth-century female painter completes a portrait of a deceased poetess for her lover. A Victorian medium poses with a book in one of the first photographic studios. A girl suffering her first heartbreak witnesses intellectual and sexual awakening during the Great War. A young woman reading in a bar catches the eye of a young man who takes her picture. And in the not-so-distant future a woman navigates a cyber-reality that has radically altered the way people experience art and life. Each chapter of Katie Ward’s novel immerses readers into the intimate tales behind the creation of seven portraits by artists, ranging from Simone Martini to Pieter Janssens Elinga to a Flickr photographer. In gorgeous prose, Ward explores our points of connection, our relationship to art, the history of women, and the importance of reading. Dazzlingly inventive, this is “a fascinating testament to the universal themes of art and literature and the spirit of femininity” (BookPage).

Little Girls Can Be Mean

Author: Michelle Anthony, M.A., Ph.D.
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1429964804
Release Date: 2010-08-17
Genre: Family & Relationships

Worried about mean girls? Help your daughter respond and react to bullying where it starts---in elementary school As experts in developmental psychology and each a mother of three, Dr. Michelle Anthony and Dr. Reyna Lindert began noticing an alarming pattern of social struggle among girls as young as five, including their own daughters. In today's world, it is likely that your daughter has been faced with bullying and friendship issues, too---and perhaps you're at a loss for how to guide her through these situations effectively. Little Girls Can Be Mean is the first book to tackle the unique social struggles of elementary-aged girls, giving you the tools you need to help your daughter become stronger, happier, and better able to enjoy her friendships at school and beyond. Dr. Anthony and Dr. Lindert offer an easy-to-follow, 4-step plan to help you become a problem-solving partner with your child, including tips and insights that girls can use on their own to confront social difficulties in an empowered way. Whether your daughter is just starting grade school or is already on her way to junior high, you'll learn how to: OBSERVE the social situation with new eyes CONNECT with your child in a new way GUIDE your child with simple, compassionate strategies SUPPORT your daughter to act more independently to face the social issue By focusing squarely on the issues and needs of girls in the years before adolescence, Little Girls Can Be Mean is the essential, go-to guide for any parent or educator of girls in grades K-6.

Princess Recovery

Author: Jennifer L Hartstein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440531835
Release Date: 2011-11-18
Genre: Family & Relationships

At two, she only wears dresses because she's a princess like the ones on TV. At six, she wants the trendiest, scantily clad doll because all her friends have it. At eight, she's begging for makeup because she wants to be pretty like the teen superstars. Your daughter has every opportunity to be independent and confident--if only you could help her tune out the rest of the world! But can you really deny your little girl dresses, cartoons, and friends until she is out of danger? Child and adolescent psychologist Dr. Jennifer L. Hartstein has good news: you don't have to! Her unique program teaches you to curb the world's influence on your daughter--without making her live in a bubble. In this debut book, Dr. Hartstein teaches you to: Encourage your daughter to pursue her passion with industry and intelligence Establish high but realistic expectations of your daughter and her future Provide context for problematic influences--from the media to prissy peers Build a mutual trust that will withstand her adolescent growing pains With this plan, you can bring balance, confidence, and self-sufficiency into your daughter's life without denying her a modern, vibrant childhood.

EGirls ECitizens

Author: Jane Bailey
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
ISBN: 9780776622590
Release Date: 2015-04-23
Genre: Computers

eGirls, eCitizens is a landmark work that explores the many forces that shape girls’ and young women’s experiences of privacy, identity, and equality in our digitally networked society. Drawing on the multi-disciplinary expertise of a remarkable team of leading Canadian and international scholars, as well as Canada’s foremost digital literacy organization, MediaSmarts, this collection presents the complex realities of digitized communications for girls and young women as revealed through the findings of The eGirls Project (www.egirlsproject.ca) and other important research initiatives. Aimed at moving dialogues on scholarship and policy around girls and technology away from established binaries of good vs bad, or risk vs opportunity, these seminal contributions explore the interplay of factors that shape online environments characterized by a gendered gaze and too often punctuated by sexualized violence. Perhaps most importantly, this collection offers first-hand perspectives collected from girls and young women themselves, providing a unique window on what it is to be a girl in today’s digitized society.

It s Complicated

Author: danah boyd
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300166316
Release Date: 2014-02-25
Genre: Computers

Surveys the online social habits of American teens and analyzes the role technology and social media plays in their lives, examining common misconceptions about such topics as identity, privacy, danger, and bullying.

Leaving Gee s Bend

Author: Irene Latham
Publisher: NewSouth Books
ISBN: 9781588383327
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Ludelphia Bennett may be blind in one eye, but that doesn't mean she can't put in a good stitch. In fact, Ludelphia sews all the time, especially when things are going wrong. But when Mama gets deathly ill, it doesn't seem like even quilting will help. Mama needs medicine badly—medicine that can only be found in Camden, over forty miles away. That's when Ludelphia decides to do something drastic—leave Gee's Bend. Beyond the cotton fields of her small sharecropping community, Ludelphia discovers a world she never imagined, but there's also danger lurking for a young girl on her own. Set in 1932 and inspired by the rich quilting traditions of Gee's Bend, Alabama, Leaving Gee's Bend is a delightful story of a young girl facing a brave new world, presented in a new paperback edition.

What Matters Most

Author: Juliet Bond
Publisher:
ISBN: 099672074X
Release Date: 2016-09-26
Genre:

"What matters most to you? That's what Jazzy needs to figure out when faced with some tough decisions. Is what matters most being invited to the coolest birthday party in town? Is it competing in an amazing Star Wars contest? Or is it helping a friend in need?"--Amazon.com.

Folk Devils and Moral Panics

Author: Stanley Cohen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136807046
Release Date: 2011-04-01
Genre: Social Science

'Richly documented and convincingly presented' -- New Society Mods and Rockers, skinheads, video nasties, designer drugs, bogus asylum seeks and hoodies. Every era has its own moral panics. It was Stanley Cohen’s classic account, first published in the early 1970s and regularly revised, that brought the term ‘moral panic’ into widespread discussion. It is an outstanding investigation of the way in which the media and often those in a position of political power define a condition, or group, as a threat to societal values and interests. Fanned by screaming media headlines, Cohen brilliantly demonstrates how this leads to such groups being marginalised and vilified in the popular imagination, inhibiting rational debate about solutions to the social problems such groups represent. Furthermore, he argues that moral panics go even further by identifying the very fault lines of power in society. Full of sharp insight and analysis, Folk Devils and Moral Panics is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand this powerful and enduring phenomenon. Professor Stanley Cohen is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. He received the Sellin-Glueck Award of the American Society of Criminology (1985) and is on the Board of the International Council on Human Rights. He is a member of the British Academy.

Parenting Beyond Pink Blue

Author: Christia Spears Brown
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 9781607745037
Release Date: 2014-04-08
Genre: Family & Relationships

A guide that helps parents focus on their children's unique strengths and inclinations rather than on gendered stereotypes to more effectively bring out the best in their individual children, for parents of infants to middle schoolers. Reliance on Gendered Stereotypes Negatively Impacts Kids Studies on gender and child development show that, on average, parents talk less to baby boys and are less likely to use numbers when speaking to little girls. Without meaning to, we constantly color-code children, segregating them by gender based on their presumed interests. Our social dependence on these norms has far-reaching effects, such as leading girls to dislike math or increasing aggression in boys. In this practical guide, developmental psychologist (and mother of two) Christia Spears Brown uses science-based research to show how over-dependence on gender can limit kids, making it harder for them to develop into unique individuals. With a humorous, fresh, and accessible perspective, Parenting Beyond Pink & Blueaddresses all the issues that contemporary parents should consider—from gender-segregated birthday parties and schools to sports, sexualization, and emotional intelligence. This guide empowers parents to help kids break out of pink and blue boxes to become their authentic selves.