Odd Girl Out

Author: Rachel Simmons
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547520193
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Education

Identifies the subtle means by which girls behave aggressively toward one another and examines specific behaviors while explaining the importance of enabling girls to express anger and resolve conflicts.

Odd Girl Out

Author: Rachel Simmons
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054735102X
Release Date: 2003-04-01
Genre: Psychology

REVISED AND UPDATED WITH NEW MATERIAL ON CYBERBULLYING AND HELPING GIRLS HANDLE THE DANGERS OF LIFE ONLINE When Odd Girl Out was first published, it became an instant bestseller and ignited a long-overdue conversation about the hidden culture of female bullying. Today the dirty looks, taunting notes, and social exclusion that plague girls’ friendships have gained new momentum in cyberspace.In this updated edition, educator and bullying expert Rachel Simmons gives girls, parents, and educators proven and innovative strategies for navigating social dynamics in person and online, as well as brand new classroom initiatives and step-by-step parental suggestions for dealing with conventional bullying. With up-to-the-minute research and real-life stories, Odd Girl Out continues to be the definitive resource on the most pressing social issues facing girls today. READING GROUP GUIDE AND TEACHER’S GUIDE available at www.marinnerreadersguides.com

Odd Girl Out

Author: Rachel Simmons
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780151006045
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Psychology

Identifies the subtle means by which girls behave aggressively toward one another and examines specific behaviors while explaining the importance of enabling girls to express anger and resolve conflicts.

Odd Girl Out

Author: Ann Bannon
Publisher: She Winked Press
ISBN: 9781936456192
Release Date: 2012-01-15
Genre: Fiction

First Digital Edition; Grier Rating: A** Beth was there when Laura arrived. She was the brain, the sparkle, the gay rebel voice of the sorority and, wonder of wonders, she chose Laura as her roommate. That was the way it began… the one up there at the pinnacle and the other, the lonely one, longing always to draw nearer and nearer. Suddenly, the distance between them closed and they were alone on an island of forbidden bliss. Beth was drawn to Laura, who loved her with a passion she had never experienced before. Will their love survive the pressures of secrecy and the fears of societal reprisal? Like the unforgettable SPRING FIRE, here is an urgent young first novel of emotions running wild. Set against the backdrop of college sorority life, we watch as Laura and Beth are drawn to each other and then struggle to keep their love alive. Ann Bannon's courageous breakthrough novel was a hit in its day and still thrills lesbian readers everywhere!

Girl Wars

Author: Cheryl Dellasega
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743253642
Release Date: 2007-11-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

The only book with a program that is proven to solve the problem of female bullying, a controversial issue first exposed in the bestselling Reviving Ophelia. Stop the Hurting Mary Pipher's bestselling Reviving Ophelia triggered widespread interest in the culture of preteen and teenage girls and the seeming epidemic of relational aggression (bullying) among them. Gossip, teasing, forming cliques, and other cruel behaviors are the basis of this bullying, which harms both victim and aggressor. Until now, no one has been able to offer practical and effective solutions that stop girls from hurting each other with words and actions. But in Girl Wars, two experts explain not only how to prevent such behavior but also how to intervene should it happen, as well as overcome the culture that breeds it. Illustrated by compelling true stories from mothers and girls, the authors offer effective, easy-to-implement strategies that range from preventive to prescriptive, such as how to -Adopt a "help, don't hurt" strategy -Provide positive role models -Teach communication skills online and off -Stress assertiveness, not aggressiveness -Learn conflict resolution skills -Identify alternatives to bullying behavior With their combined experience in offering and evaluating programs that combat bullying, the authors show that girls not only want to help rather than hurt each other, they can do so with guidance from concerned adults.

Sticks and Stones

Author: Emily Bazelon
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 9780812992809
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Family & Relationships

Offers insights into teen bullying in the Internet era, counseling parents, educators, advocates, and kids on how to understand its dynamics and consequences and take appropriate protective measures.

Girls Against Girls

Author: Bonnie Burton
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780979017360
Release Date: 2009-02-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Explains why girls can sometimes be mean to each other, what victims of bullies can do, and the importance of treating other girls with respect.

The Curse of the Good Girl

Author: Rachel Simmons
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101133538
Release Date: 2009-08-25
Genre: Psychology

Bestselling author of Odd Girl Out, Rachel Simmons exposes the myth of the Good Girl, freeing girls from its impossible standards and encouraging them to embrace their real selves In The Curse of the Good Girl, bestselling author Rachel Simmons argues that in lionizing the Good Girl we are teaching girls to embrace a version of selfhood that sharply curtails their power and potential. Unerringly nice, polite, modest, and selfless, the Good Girl is a paradigm so narrowly defined that it's unachievable. When girls inevitably fail to live up-experiencing conflicts with peers, making mistakes in the classroom or on the playing field-they are paralyzed by self-criticism, stunting the growth of vital skills and habits. Simmons traces the poisonous impact of Good Girl pressure on development and provides a strategy to reverse the tide. At once expository and prescriptive, The Curse of the Good Girl is a call to arms from a new front in female empowerment. Looking to the stories shared by the women and girls who attend her workshops, Simmons shows that Good Girl pressure from parents, teachers, coaches, media, and peers erects a psychological glass ceiling that begins to enforce its confines in girlhood and extends across the female lifespan. The curse of the Good Girl erodes girls' ability to know, express, and manage a complete range of feelings. It expects girls to be selfless, limiting the expression of their needs. It requires modesty, depriving the permission to articulate their strengths and goals. It diminishes assertive body language, quieting voices and weakening handshakes. It touches all areas of girls' lives and follows many into adulthood, limiting their personal and professional potential. Since the popularization of the Ophelia phenomenon, we have lamented the loss of self-esteem in adolescent girls, recognizing that while the doors of opportunity are open to twenty-first-century American girls, many lack the confidence to walk through them. In The Curse of the Good Girl, Simmons provides a catalog of tangible lessons in bolstering the self and silencing the curse of the Good Girl. At the core of Simmons's radical argument is her belief that the most critical freedom we can win for our daughters is the liberty not only to listen to their inner voice but also to act on it. Watch a Video

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.

Schoolgirls

Author: Peggy Orenstein
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307833112
Release Date: 2013-02-06
Genre: Social Science

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR When Peggy Orenstein's now-classic examination of young girls and self-esteem was first published, it set off a groundswell that continues to this day. Inspired by an American Association of University Women survey that showed a steep decline in confidence as girls reach adolescence, Orenstein set out to explore the obstacles girls face--in school, in the hoime, and in our culture. For this intimate, girls' eye view of the world, Orenstein spent months observing and interviewing eighth-graders from two ethnically disparate communities, seeking to discover what was causing girls to fall into traditional patterns of self-censorship and self-doubt. By taking us into the lives of real young women who are struggling with eating disorders, sexual harrassment, and declining academic achievement, Orenstein brings the disturbing statistics to life with the skill and flair of an experienced journalist. Uncovering the adolescent roots of issues that remain important to American women throughout their lives, this groundbreaking book challenges us to change the way we raise and educate girls.

Enough As She Is

Author: Rachel Simmons
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062438409
Release Date: 2018-02-27
Genre: Family & Relationships

"Is it wrong that I wanted to underline every single word in this book? Simmons brilliantly crystallizes contemporary girls’ dilemma: the way old expectations and new imperatives collide; how a narrow, virtually unattainable vision of ‘success’ comes at the expense of self-worth and well-being. Enough As She is a must-read, not only for its diagnosis of the issues but for its insightful, useful strategies on how to address them."—Peggy Orenstein, author of Girls & Sex "A brilliant and passionate call to action that reveals how girls and young women are suffering in our toxic culture of constant comparison and competition. This is the book parents need to change girls’ lives and guide them to truly become happy, healthy, and powerful adults."—Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabees From the New York Times bestselling author of Odd Girl Out, a deeply urgent book that gives adults the tools to help girls in high school and college reject "supergirl" pressure, overcome a toxic stress culture, and become resilient adults with healthy, happy, and fulfilling lives. For many girls today, the drive to achieve is fueled by brutal self-criticism and an acute fear of failure. Though young women have never been more "successful"–outpacing boys in GPAs and college enrollment–they have also never struggled more. On the surface, girls may seem exceptional, but in reality, they are anxious and overwhelmed, feeling that, no matter how hard they try, they will never be smart enough, successful enough, pretty enough, thin enough, popular enough, or sexy enough. Rachel Simmons has been researching young women for two decades, and her research plainly shows that girl competence does not equal girl confidence—nor does it equal happiness, resilience, or self-worth. Backed by vivid case studies, Simmons warns that we have raised a generation of young women so focused on achieving that they avoid healthy risks, overthink setbacks, and suffer from imposter syndrome, believing they are frauds. As they spend more time projecting an image of effortless perfection on social media, these girls are prone to withdraw from the essential relationships that offer solace and support and bolster self-esteem. Deeply empathetic and meticulously researched, Enough As She Is offers a clear understanding of this devastating problem and provides practical parenting advice—including teaching girls self-compassion as an alternative to self-criticism, how to manage overthinking, resist the constant urge to compare themselves to peers, take healthy risks, navigate toxic elements of social media, prioritize self-care, and seek support when they need it. Enough As She Is sounds an alarm to parents and educators, arguing that young women can do more than survive adolescence. They can thrive. Enough As She Is shows us how.

Relational Aggression in Girls

Author: Jamie Kupkovits
Publisher: Youthlight
ISBN: 1598500554
Release Date: 2008-06
Genre: Psychology

This curriculum has been designed based on research for addressing and treating relational aggression in girls. Nine sessions are included that will help you address girl bullying issues in your classroom and school. An optional 10th session is also offered for follow-up purposes. The lessons and activities can be used in classrooms and in small-groups as a prevention/intervention tool for girls who are dealing with issues related to relational aggression. This program includes a pretest and posttest assessment tool that will help you to collect data for accountability. Some topics covered include: Relational Aggression Awareness; Relational Aggression Strategies; Challenging Negative Belief Systems about Girl Behaviours; Identifying Thoughts, Feelings and Actions Associated with Relational Aggression; Problem Solving Situations Involving Relational Aggression; Healthy Friendship Skills and Strategies; Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence Building; and much more.

Beyond Appearance

Author: Norine G. Johnson
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 1557985820
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Medical

"This volume presents a balanced view of teen girls that emphasizes their strengths as well as the challenges they must meet. In Beyond Appearance: A New Look at Adolescent Girls, the contributing authors review and assess research on girls from a variety of racial and ethnic as well as socioeconomic backgrounds, searching for commonalities as well as differences."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved