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Reviving Ophelia

Reviving Ophelia

Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls

  • Author: Mary Bray Pipher
  • Publisher: Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks)
  • ISBN: 9781594481888
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 304
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Describes the psychological pitfalls faced by teenage girls growing up in a dangerous world in which violence, sexual harassment, eating disorders, promiscuity, and drug use have become the norm.

Reviving Ophelia

Reviving Ophelia

An Eye-Opening Look at the Everyday Dangers of Being Young and Female and How Adults Can Help

  • Author: Mary Bray Pipher
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780091816704
  • Category: Parent and teenager
  • Page: 304
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Reviving Ophelia

Reviving Ophelia

Helping You to Understand and Cope With Your Teenage Daughter

  • Author: Mary Ph D Pipher
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1446407012
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 304
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Why are adolescent girls prone to depression, eating disorders, addictions and suicide attempts than ever before? Mary Pipher believes adolescence is an especially precarious time for girls, a time when the fearless, outgoing child is replaced by an unhappy and insecure teenager. Her view is that for the most part it is our look-obsessed, media-saturated, 'girl-poisoning' culture - and not parents - which is to blame. Despite the advances of feminism, escalating levels of sexism and violence cause girls to stifle their creative spirit and natural impulses, which, ultimately, destroys their self-esteem. Yet it is often their families that are blamed. Here, for the first time, are thr girls unmuted voices. By laying bare their harsh day-to-day reality, Reviving Ophelia offers parents compassion, strength and strategies with which to revive these Ophelias' lost sense of self.

Ophelia Speaks

Ophelia Speaks

Adolescent Girls Write About Their Search for Self

  • Author: Sara Shandler
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0060952970
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 304
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At age sixteen, Sara Shandler read Mary Pipher's Reviving Ophelia, the national bestseller that candidly explored the unique issues that challenge girls in their struggle toward womanhood. Moved by Pipher's insight yet driven to hear the unfiltered voices of today's adolescent girls, Shandler yearned to speak for herself, and to provide a forum for other Ophelias to do so as well. A poignant collection of original pieces selected from more than eighthundred contributions, Ophelia Speaks culls writings from the hearts of girls nationwide, of various races, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Ranging in age from twelve to eighteen, the voices here offer a provocative and piercingly real view on issues public and private, from body image to boys, politics to parents, school to sex. Framing each chapter are Shandler's own personal reflections, offering both the comfort of a trusted friend and an honest perspective from within the whirlwind of adolescence. In these pages, you will see your best friend, your daughter, your sister--and yourself. At once filled with heartbreak and hope, in these pages Ophelia speaks.

The Shelter of Each Other

The Shelter of Each Other

  • Author: Mary Pipher, PhD
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101665890
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 368
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“Simple solutions for survival in this family-unfriendly culture…Eye-opening…heart-wrenching and uplifting.”—San Francisco Chronicle Even more resonant today than at its original publication in 1996, The Shelter of Each Other traces the effects of our society’s “anti-family” way of life, where parents are overtaxed, children are undersupervised, and technology is rapidly dictating how we interact. As she did in her number-one bestseller Reviving Ophelia, Mary Pipher illuminates how our families are suffering at the hands of shifting cultural norms, and she snaps our gaze into crisp focus. Drawing on the fascinating stories of families rich and poor, angry and despairing, religious and skeptical, and probing deep into her own family memories and experiences, Pipher clears a path to the strength and energy at the core of family life. Compassionate and heart-wrenching, The Shelter of Each Other is an impassioned call for us to gather our families in our arms and hold on to them for dear life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Surviving Ophelia

Surviving Ophelia

Mothers Share Their Wisdom in Navigating the Tumultuous Teenage Years

  • Author: Cheryl Dellasega
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 255
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Compiles stories of mothers' attempts to deal with their teenaged daughter's struggle to survive adolescence, sharing anecdotes about anorexia, uncertainty, communication, fitting in, and depression.

Raising Their Voices

Raising Their Voices

The Politics of Girls' Anger

  • Author: Lyn Mikel Brown
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674747210
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 259
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Two fourteen-year-old girls, fed up with the "Hooters" shirts worn by their male classmates, design their own rooster logo: "Cocks: Nothing to crow about." Seventeen-year-old April Schuldt, unmarried, pregnant, and cheated out of her election as homecoming queen by squeamish school administrators, disrupts a pep rally with a protest that engages the whole school. Where are spirited girls like these in the popular accounts of teenage girlhood, that supposed wasteland of depression, low self-esteem, and passive victimhood? This book, filled with the voices of teenage girls, corrects the misperceptions that have crept into our picture of female adolescence. Based on the author's yearlong conversation with white junior-high and middle-school girls--from the working poor and the middle class--Raising Their Voices allows us to hear how girls adopt some expectations about gender but strenuously resist others, how they use traditionally feminine means to maintain their independence, and how they recognize and resist pressures to ignore their own needs and wishes. With a psychologist's sensitivity and an anthropologist's attention to cultural variations, Lyn Brown makes provocative observations about individual differences in the girls' experiences and attitudes, and shows how their voices are shaped and constrained by class--with working-class girls more willing to be openly angry than their middle-class peers, and yet more likely to denigrate themselves and attribute their failures to personal weakness. A compelling and timely corrective to conventional wisdom, this book attunes our hearing to the true voices of teenage girls: determined, confused, amusing, touching, feisty, and clear.

Raising Cain

Raising Cain

Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys

  • Author: Dan Kindlon, Ph.D.,Michael Thompson, Ph.D.
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN: 9780307569226
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 320
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The stunning success of Reviving Ophelia, Mary Pipher's landmark book, showed a true and pressing need to address the emotional lives of girls. Now, finally, here is the book that answers our equally timely and critical need to understand our boys. In Raising Cain, Dan Kindlon, Ph.D., and Michael Thompson, Ph.D., two of the country's leading child psychologists, share what they have learned in more than thirty-five years of combined experience working with boys and their families. They reveal a nation of boys who are hurting--sad, afraid, angry, and silent. Statistics point to an alarming number of young boys at high risk for suicide, alcohol and drug abuse, violence and loneliness. Kindlon and Thompson set out to answer this basic, crucial question: What do boys need that they're not getting? They illuminate the forces that threaten our boys, teaching them to believe that "cool" equals macho strength and stoicism. Cutting through outdated theories of "mother blame," "boy biology," and "testosterone," Kindlon and Thompson shed light on the destructive emotional training our boys receive--the emotional miseducation of boys. Through moving case studies and cutting-edge research, Raising Cain paints a portrait of boys systematically steered away from their emotional lives by adults and the peer "culture of cruelty"--boys who receive little encouragement to develop qualities such as compassion, sensitivity, and warmth. The good news is that this doesn't have to happen. There is much we can do to prevent it. Kindlon and Thompson make a compelling case that emotional literacy is the most valuable gift we can offer our sons, urging parents to recognize the price boys pay when we hold them to an impossible standard of manhood. They identify the social and emotional challenges that boys encounter in school and show how parents can help boys cultivate emotional awareness and empathy--giving them the vital connections and support they need to navigate the social pressures of youth. Powerfully written and deeply felt, Raising Cain will forever change the way we see our sons and will transform the way we help them to become happy and fulfilled young men. From the Hardcover edition.

Seeking Peace

Seeking Peace

Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World

  • Author: Mary Pipher, PhD
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101028637
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 272
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"An absorbing chronicle of discovery" (Booklist) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other Like most lives, Mary Pipher’s is filled with glory and tragedy, chaos and clarity, love and abandonment. She spent her childhood in small Midwestern towns, the nurturing daughter of a doctor mother and a restless, jack-of-all-trades father. Later, as a wife, mother, and therapist, she was able to do what she most enjoyed: learn about the world and help others. But after the surprising success of Reviving Ophelia, she found herself overwhelmed by the demands on her time and attention. In 2002, Pipher experienced a meltdown. She realized that success and fame were harming her, and she began the long journey to a quieter, more meditative life that would carry her toward self-acceptance and joy. In Seeking Peace, Pipher tells her own remarkable story, and in the process reveals fundamental truths about our individual search for happiness and love. Candid, surprising and moving, Seeking Peace offers a map for our own journey toward a more fulfilling, more joyously lived life.

The Green Boat

The Green Boat

Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture

  • Author: Mary Bray Pipher
  • Publisher: Riverhead Books (Hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1594485852
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 237
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Offers guidance for transforming fears about environmental issues into useful forces in individual lives, advocating the taking of small, constructive steps toward handling problems that seem beyond our control, and maintaining hope.

Reviving Ophelia

Reviving Ophelia

  • Author: Dramatic Publishing Company
  • Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781583423646
  • Category:
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Letters to a Young Therapist

Letters to a Young Therapist

Stories of Hope and Healing

  • Author: Mary Pipher
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
  • ISBN: 1458720187
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 212
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Hunger Pains

Hunger Pains

The Modern Woman's Tragic Quest for Thinness

  • Author: Mary Bray Pipher
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 0345413938
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 120
  • View: 2850
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Examines the effects of food, weight, and dieting on a woman's self-image, discusses eating disorders in children, and promotes positive thinking and a healthy lifestyle as means to overcome eating disorders

The War Against Boys

The War Against Boys

How Misguided Policies are Harming Our Young Men

  • Author: Christina Hoff Sommers
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1501125427
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 288
  • View: 9117
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An updated and revised edition of the controversial classic--now more relevant than ever--argues that boys are the ones languishing socially and academically, resulting in staggering social and economic costs. Girls and women were once second-class citizens in the nation's schools. Americans responded w ith concerted efforts to give girls and women the attention and assistance that was long overdue. Now, after two major waves of feminism and decades of policy reform, women have made massive strides in education. Today they outperform men in nearly every measure of social, academic, and vocational well-being. Christina Hoff Sommers contends that it's time to take a hard look at present-day realities and recognize that boys need help. Called "provocative and controversial . . . impassioned and articulate" ("The Christian Science M"onitor), this edition of "The War Against Boys" offers a new preface and six radically revised chapters, plus updates on the current status of boys throughout the book. Sommers argues that the problem of male underachievement is persistent and worsening. Among the new topics Sommers tackles: how the war against boys is harming our economic future, and how boy-averse trends such as the decline of recess and zero-tolerance disciplinary policies have turned our schools into hostile environments for boys. As our schools become more feelings-centered, risk-averse, competition-free, and sedentary, they move further and further from the characteristic needs of boys. She offers realistic, achievable solutions to these problems that include boy-friendly pedagogy, character and vocational education, and the choice of single-sex classrooms. "The War Against Boys" is an incisive, rigorous, and heartfelt argument in favor of recognizing and confronting a new reality: boys are languishing in education and the price of continued neglect is economically and socially prohibitive.

Real Boys

Real Boys

Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood

  • Author: William Pollack
  • Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 9781429935036
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 480
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Based on William Pollack's groundbreaking research at Harvard Medical School over two decades, Real Boysexplores this generation's "silent crisis": why many boys are sad, lonely, and confused although they may appear tough, cheerful, and confident. Pollack challenges conventional expectations about manhood and masculinity that encourage parents to treat boys as little men, raising them through a toughening process that drives their true emotions underground. Only when we understand what boys are really like, says Pollack, can we help them develop more self-confidence and the emotional savvy they need to deal with issues such as depression, love and sexuality, drugs and alcohol, divorce, and violence. “Just as Reviving Ophelia opened our eyes to the challenges faced by adolescent girls, Real Boys helps us hear and respond to the needs of growing boys.” —Judith Jordan, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School Featuring a new preface by the author on how parents can make a difference.

The Herbal Body Book

The Herbal Body Book

  • Author: Jeanne Rose
  • Publisher: Frog Books
  • ISBN: 9781583940044
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 400
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Jeanne Rose's Herbal Body Book pairs a wide variety of ailments with possible plant cures. Each plant recommended is described in anecdotal detail. This book includes recipes for the newcomer and expert. It also includes a glossary of specialized terms, herbs, and recipes. Everything you need from hair products to belly salve for a pregnant woman is inside this most useful companion. Jeanne Rose encourages the reader to make your own blend of herbs to target specific conditions and not only follow a limited number of recipes.

The Middle of Everywhere

The Middle of Everywhere

Helping Refugees Enter the American Community

  • Author: Mary Bray Pipher
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780156027373
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 386
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Offers the tales of refugees who have escaped countries riddled by conflict and ripped apart by war to realize their dream of starting a new life in America, detailing their triumph over adversity.

Superimmunity for Kids: What to Feed Your Children to Keep Them Healthy Now, and Prevent Disease in Their Future

Superimmunity for Kids: What to Feed Your Children to Keep Them Healthy Now, and Prevent Disease in Their Future

  • Author: Leo Galland,Dian Dincin Buchman
  • Publisher: Dell
  • ISBN: 0440506794
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 336
  • View: 9738
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Tells parents how to feed their children nutritionally sound meals that promote healthy bodies, help fight disease and reverse immune-system disturbances and includes delicious recipes

Girl Wars

Girl Wars

12 Strategies That Will End Female Bullying

  • Author: Cheryl Dellasega,Charisse Nixon
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0743253647
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 256
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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.