Reclaiming Our Daughters (Previously Published as My Girl): What Parenting a Pre-Teen Taught Me About Real Girls

Reclaiming Our Daughters (Previously Published as My Girl): What Parenting a Pre-Teen Taught Me About Real Girls

by Karen Stabiner

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Reclaiming Our Daughters offers a fresh and long-needed perspective on pre-teen and teen girls, one that finally brings a message of hope and optimism about girls today.



Part memoir, part sociological examination, Karen Stabiner observes her daughter, Sarah, as she navigates her critical pre-teen years, a time when girls become adolescents and are rumored to become increasingly difficult and alienated. However, unlike most writing on the subject, Stabiner presents a well-rounded account of parenting a coming-of-age girl. She writes eloquently about societal pressures on girls and of her determination to be her daughter's advocate. This mother-daughter relationship is generally warm and close, though when it's difficult, as it inevitably is at times, Stabiner writes honestly about the challenges. In doing so, she unravels the bad-girl stereotypes we've all believed in for too long.



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ISBN-13: 9781580052139
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 03/14/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.62(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Karen Stabiner is the author of seven books, including All Girls: Single-Sex Education and Why It Matters and To Dance with the Devil: The New War on Breast Cancer. She is a regular contributor to the opinion section of The Los Angeles Times, and her work has appeared in O, More, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. Stabiner is a sought-after speaker at schools, corporations, and women's organizations. She lives in Santa Monica with her husband, Larry Dietz, and their daughter, Sarah, who is now sixteen.

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