"An invaluable guide to girls and those who want to help them."--Mary Pipher, author of Reviving Ophelia
"Every mother who wants to raise an authentic, courageous girl will be grateful for the clear-headed guidance
that Ms. Simmons provides. When parents ask me for a great book about girl psychology, I am going to recommend The Curse of the Good Girl."
--Michael Thompson, Ph.D., coauthor of Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys
"If you are a parent or an educator and want to know what stops girls from reaching their full potential and what you can do to make sure she does, please read The Curse of the Good Girl
. My deepest hope is that girls realize the importance of what Rachel is saying
to them and incorporate it into all of their relationships." --Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabees
"Simmons is at her best when she helps girls understand that until they know and risk what they really feel and think, they cannot be true leaders
."--Lyn Mikel Brown, author of Packaging Girlhood: Rescuing Our Daughters from Marketer's Schemes
"Simmons' trenchant cultural critique becomes an essential primer for raising and nurturing healthy resilient girls
. An indispensible read for parents, educators--indeed, anyone who cares about young girls!."--Michael Kimmel, Professor of Sociology, SUNY Stony Brook author of Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men
"Rachel Simmons has perceptively laid out the current state of teenage girls in American society
. As exciting as their futures can be, some of the same challenges that have held back women's success are still to be found in this newest generation of young achievers. The question is: who will reverse the trend permanently so young women can not only aspire to the same goals as their male counterparts, but will not get shut down along the way by either girls or boys."--Cathie Black, President of Hearst Magazines and author of Basic Black: The Essential Guide for Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life)
"An amazing array of clear practical strategies
for all adults dedicated to raising savvy assertive girls. A must read--again and again--for everyone who cares about girls." --Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair, author of The Big Disconnect
"If you care about girls, you will want them to be influenced by the ideas and practices in this outstanding book
." --Maurice J. Elias, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology, Rutgers University and author, Emotionally Intelligent Parenting
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Read about Rachel Simmons work with girls in The New York Times.Lessons in breaking the curse of the good girl-from the bestselling author of Odd Girl Out
Rachel Simmons argues that in idealizing the "good girl"-unerringly nice, polite, modest, and selfless- we teach girls to embrace a version of selfhood that curtails their power and potential.
Drawing on the exercises Simmons herself uses in her work with girls, parents, and educators,The Curse of the Good Girl
provides a catalog of practical strategies to foster girls' assertiveness, resilience, and integrity. 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.
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