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Inhaltsangabe: Approved for #Reading! Girls ages 9-12, Great for #Parents, #Teachers, #Counselors"I hate Angela and I wish she would move away tomorrow!" "I get so worried when I hear my parents fighting at night." "My mother thinks my crush is silly. I know I am in love!" "I have so many questions about growing up. Who will answer them?" "I feel so awful when Jake makes fun of me." "When I grow up I going to remember how to have fun with my kids and never look away."Growing up is tough and sometimes we forget how complicated girls development is. Adults don't always understand you (even though they were once kids), and children today face increasing pressure to be, look, or act a certain way. Written in the voice of a girl on the cusp of becoming a teenager, The Truth provides young girls with an opportunity to see how a girl, who is in many ways like themselves, handles her toughest problems and most personal thoughts. Each new page brings forth a discussion to help girls handle everyday problems: How do you develop successful childhood friendships? How do you survive a bully? How do you handle a crush on a boy? What can you do about relentless teasing by your peers? What really matters as you grow older?
In a positive and supportive diary-entry format, this coming of age book, written by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein encourages tween girls to carry the most precious parts of themselves into adulthood, becoming someday, young women. A great book for mothers and daughters to read together, The Truth is aimed to improve communication, understanding, social skils and self-esteem for young girls as they enter the rocky road of teenager-dom.
From the Author:
When I was a girl I knew so many things. I knew a lot of important stuff that my parents and other grown-ups had forgotten. I promised myself that I would find a way to hold on to my knowledge. Then I grew up and became a teacher and a psychologist. I got married and had children. At work, as a psychologist, I listen to a lot of people's problems--children and grown-ups. I always try to help them. One of the things I do is to point out to them what is right with them, rather than what is wrong. Another thing I do is to teach them how to have more fun. I also help them to remember their own wisdom and the truths that they already know in their hearts.
One day I decided to find a way to combine what I already knew as a girl with the knowledge I now have as a psychologist. I had to find a fun way to do this that would really help girls and mothers recognize that what we know growing up is just as important as what we learn later in life.
One day, the "girl" just appeared. She knew what to say and how to say it. She did a much better job of sharing the truth than I ever could have imagined. So I just let her go for it.
Here is her account of the truth. I hope you enjoy it. Remember your promises to yourself when you grow up and don't forget to listen to your kids someday.
I better get out of the way and let the girl begin. . . .
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