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Published: 02 November 2015

304 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199391134

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Swimming Upstream

Parenting Girls for Resilience in a Toxic Culture

Laura Choate

  • This book is based on a cutting edge analysis of current cultural pressures and their impact on girls' ability to navigate the transitions and stressors of adolescence.
  • Equips parents to empower their daughters both with resilience in light of cultural pressures, and the skills to more effectively cope with today's complex life demands.
  • Utilizes research-based information drawn from best practices in counseling and developmental psychology literature.
  • Emphasizes the importance of purposely preparing girls with life skills they will need to resist cultural pressures and manage developmental transitions.
  • The book is practical. The book is written in a practical, straightforward manner so that it will be user-friendly and easy to reference. The skill-building chapters contain detailed strategies that parents can implement in their relationships with their daughters.

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