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PRAISE FOR LITTLE GIRLS CAN BE MEAN:
“More than ever, young girls are facing painful social challenges that require real skills to respond…offers useful strategies and tools to help parents empower their daughters from the earliest ages."
-Rachel Simmons, bestselling author of Odd Girl Out and The Curse of the Good Girl
“A valuable guide for understanding and demystifying the friendship issues, social cruelty, and bullying of elementary-aged girls. A must-have book for parents, counselors, and educators.”
- Rosalind Wiseman, bestselling author of Queen Bees and Wannabes
"From clinical studies to mainstream media, the problem of girl aggression has been the subject of growing concern, but most of the recent focus has been on middle- and high-school students, not on elementary-school girls. That's part of the problem, argue the authors of this reassuring guide, which offers practical tips and personal anecdotes aimed at alleviating female "relational aggression" in the critical early grades. In each chapter, the authors, both developmental psychologists, illustrate how adults can guide girls through a four-step process to identify and deal with tough social situations. Throughout, boxed activities for educators, parents, and girls themselves give the tide a highly interactive, proactive feel, and an appended section suggests ways that adults can apply the same techniques to their own lives. More than just invaluable advice about preparing girls to cope with bullying, gossip, and friendship riffs, these are empowering strategies for adults to communicate and connect with their daughters while they are at a highly receptive age and to help them develop resilient self-esteem before they hit the middle-school jungle." -- Booklist
The flow of the book is anecdotal, very readable, and non-alarmist.
I highly recommend this book to parents and caregivers of girls wanting an insight into what's going on, why, and how to deal with it.
The book walks you through the how and why of meanness, but in a way that makes you feel like you can actually do something about it!
What a great guide book to help parents understand the trials that all girls are faced with from K-12. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Lynette Smith
Some of the advice in this book is terribly disturbing. Having two-tiered friendships is wrong for children. One party for the popular kids and another for the nice kid? Read morePublished 2 days ago by bonnyyew
Not through with this just yet - but loving what I'm reading. My daughter has Aspberger's and at seven years old, has bullied a number of times. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Erin A
Good stuff! The book gave me good advice and tools about dealing with feelings of little girls.Published 20 days ago by Cristina Burgess
This may be an interesting read if you have nothing else to do. I was looking for real help for my daughter (6 years old) who was being bullied, didn't really find much in this... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Virgin Islander
I am a teacher of 25+ years. I will readily admit that bullying in our schools has gotten out of control. But this book is not about bullying,Published 4 months ago by Deborah Barrows