Ballantine Books trade paperback edition.
xix, 343 pages ; 20 cm
Includes reading group guide.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-309) and index.
Parting with childhood. The cold shoulder -- Allergic to questions -- Surprisingly mean -- The swimming pool -- Totally competent, except for when she's not -- Blooming, reluctantly -- Smoke without fire -- Parting with childhood: when to worry. The female Peter Pan ; Rushing into adulthood -- Joining a new tribe. The pull of the popular -- Tribal warfare -- Frenemies -- If your tribe jumped off a bridge ... -- When tribes need elders -- Social (media) skills -- Joining a new tribe: when to worry. Social isolation ; Being bullied ; Being a bully -- Harnessing emotions. You: the emotional dumping ground -- I'm upset, now you're upset -- Befriending distress -- Catalytic reactions -- Coping by posting -- How to become an accidental helicopter parent -- Harnessing emotions: when to worry. Recognizing adolescent mood and anxiety disorders ; Self-destructive coping -- Contending with adult authority. Seeing behind the curtain -- The end of "Because I said so" -- Framing danger -- Rupture and repair -- Crazy spots -- Adults with faults -- Holding the line -- Contending with adult authority: when to worry. Too good to be true ; Constantly contending ; Adults contending with each other -- Planning for the future. Impulses, meet the Internet -- The road to the future: who drives? -- Making the grade -- Tense about tests -- Planning for next week -- Dealing with disappointment -- Planning for the future: when to worry. All plan and no play ; No plan in sight -- Entering the romantic world. A dream deferred -- A match made in a marketing meeting -- Offering some perspective -- The inner compass -- Dating for credit -- Being gay: the slur and the reality -- Entering the romantic world: when to worry. The tributaries and the lake ; April-June romances -- Caring for herself. Nodding without listening -- Girls, food, and weight -- Sleep vs. technology -- Getting real about drinking -- Straight talk about drugs -- Sex and its risks -- Caring for herself: when to worry. Eating disorders ; Not ready to launch.
Dr. Damour draws on decades of experience and the latest research to reveal the seven distinct -- and absolutely normal -- developmental transitions that turn girls into grown-ups, including Parting with Childhood, Contending with Adult Authority, Entering the Romantic World, and Caring for Herself. Providing realistic scenarios and advice on how to engage daughters in smart, constructive ways, Untangled gives parents a broad framework for understanding their daughters while addressing their most common questions, including: My thirteen-year-old rolls her eyes when I try to talk to her, and only does it more when I get angry with her about it. How should I respond? -- Do I tell my teen daughter that I'm checking her phone? -- My daughter suffers from test anxiety. What can I do to help her? -- Where's the line between healthy eating and having an eating disorder? -- My teenage daughter wants to know why I'm against pot when it's legal in some states. What should I say? -- My daughter's friend is cutting herself. Do I call the girl's mother to let her know? Untangled helps mothers and fathers understand, connect, and grow with their daughters. When parents know what makes their daughter tick, they can embrace and enjoy the challenge of raising a healthy, happy young woman.
Guiding teenage girls through the seven transitions into adulthood
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