I'm always so grateful to find well researched books on topics that are so important in my my mothering to a daughter - have we really been raising our girls to be so focused on "achieving" that their overall well-being is not being nurtured or fostered?!
"Rachel Simmons has been studying young women for two decades, and her research plainly shows that girl competence does not equal girl confidence - nor does it equal happiness, resilience, or self-worth" (from book jacket)
The CONTENTS are so compelling - these are issues I think about daily forvmy own kid - social media, healthy weight image, the ruminating mind, self-compassion....
CONTENTS quick peek:
1: The College Application Industrial Complex
2: Girls and Social Media: The Virtual Second Shift
3: Can We Fat Talk?
4: Overcoming Self-Doubt and Closing the Confidence Gap
5: Mental Treadmills: Expecting the Worst and Overthinking
6: Turning Self-Criticism into Self-Compassion
7: The Cult of Effortless Perfection and the Rise of Stress Olympics
8: Control + Alt + Delete: The Merits of Changing Course
9: We Can't Give Our Children What We Don't Have
10: The Senior Year Slap in the Face: Life After College
I will be reading this book over the next week or so and will expand the conversation in a newer blog post. Sign up for my newsletter to be alerted to this or just come back and visit!