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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (376 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Leonard Sax Narrator: Pam War Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 daughter make decisions to nurturing her spirit through female-centered activities to getting her 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.

Compelling and inspiring, Girls on the Edge points the way to a new future for today’s girls and young women.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Dr. Sax once again combines years of experience with compelling research and common sense to intelligently challenge the status quo of what it means to raise a healthy daughter. Girls on the Edge offers skills parents can incorporate to feel more competent with our girls and young women.”

    Florence Hilliard, Director of the Gender Studies Project, University of Wisconsin–Madison

  • “Written through real stories and supported by strong evidence in the fields of education, psychology, and the sciences—a MUST read.”

    Margaret M. Ferrara, PhD, editor of Advances in Gender and Education and associate professor, University of Nevada, Reno

  • “Leonard Sax brings together a rare combination of psychoanalytic training with a deep empathy for girls and their stories in this important book. His argument that girls are struggling to find their centers will resonate and his recommendations for how to locate them will inspire.”

    Courtney E. Martin, author of Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters

  • “Turn off your cell phones and computers, and read this book! You will connect with your daughter in new ways, and she will thank you.”

    Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, author of God’s Paintbrush and In God’s Name

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tammy | 2/17/2014

    " This author has it right in my opinion. A must read for anyone with daughters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kambree | 2/16/2014

    " Fascinating look at the environmental and social issues that girls are facing today. I would definitely recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Angela | 2/10/2014

    " This book made me really think about what my girls are exposed to at all angles. I HIGHLY recommend this book if you have a daughter. The enviromental toxins and cyberbubble were really eye-opening for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marcus | 2/9/2014

    " Another solid book by Dr. Sax who specializes in how boys and girls develop and learn differently during their childhood. This book is similar to "Boys Adrift" except for girls. In this book, Dr. Sax explains how elements of modern society including sexualization of girls, cyber connectivity, obsessions and plastics interfere with their healthy physical and mental development. The book contains some practical suggestions to counteract these negative influences. I feel better prepared having read this book, but worry that societal changes create a very unhealthy environment in which to grow up. While I prefer "Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters" by Mary Meeker for this genre, one cannot go wrong by reading this book before your daughter becomes a teen. "

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