Girls on the Edge by Leonard Sax audiobook

Girls on the Edge: Why So Many Girls Are Anxious, Wired, and Obsessed—And What Parents Can Do

By Leonard Sax MD, PhD
Read by Andrew Colford

Basic Books 9781541617803
7.69 Hours 1
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A parenting expert reveals the four biggest threats to girls' psychological growth and explains how parents can help their daughters develop a healthy sense of self. In Girls on the Edge, psychologist and physician Leonard Sax argues that many girls today have a brittle sense of self-they may look confident and strong on the outside, but they're fragile within. Sax offers the tools we need to help them become independent and confident women, and provides parents with practical tips on everything from helping their daughter limit her time on social media, to choosing a sport, to nurturing her spirit through female-centered activities. Compelling and inspiring, Girls on the Edge points the way to a new future for today's girls and young women.

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Summary

A parenting expert reveals the four biggest threats to girls' psychological growth and explains how parents can help their daughters develop a healthy sense of self.


In Girls on the Edge, psychologist and physician Leonard Sax argues that many girls today have a brittle sense of self-they may look confident and strong on the outside, but they're fragile within. Sax offers the tools we need to help them become independent and confident women, and provides parents with practical tips on everything from helping their daughter limit her time on social media, to choosing a sport, to nurturing her spirit through female-centered activities.


Compelling and inspiring, Girls on the Edge points the way to a new future for today's girls and young women.


Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Girls on the Edge doesn’t dramatize the self-destructive behavior it describes…[and it] speaks exclusively to parents and offers concrete ways to help their daughters cultivate stronger personal identities.” Slate
“This is essential reading for parents and teachers and one of the most thought-provoking books on teen development available.” Library Journal
“Packed with advice and concrete suggestions for parents, Girls on the Edge is a treasure trove of rarely seen research on girls, offering families guidance on some of the most pressing issues facing girls today. Dr. Sax’s commitment to girls’ success comes through on every page.” Rachel Simmons, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Crucial…Parents of tween and teen girls would do well to check this book.” Chronicle of Higher Education
“The best book about the current state of girls and young women in America.” The Atlantic

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Author Bio: Leonard Sax MD, PhD

Author Bio: Leonard Sax MD, PhD

Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D., is a practicing family physician, a PhD psychologist, and a speaker for community groups, schools, and professional organizations. His scholarly work has been published in a wide variety of journals including American Psychologist, Annals of Family Medicine, Behavioral Neuroscience, Environmental Health Perspectives, and the Journal of the American Medical Association. He has been a featured guest on CNN, PBS, The TODAY Show, Fox News, NPR’s “Talk of the Nation,” and many other national programs. He lives with his wife and daughter in suburban Philadelphia.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Runtime: 7.69
Audience: Adult
Language: English