Curse of the Good Girl Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence

ISBN-10: 014311798X

ISBN-13: 9780143117988

Edition: N/A

Authors: Rachel Simmons

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Lessons in breaking the curse of the good girl-from the bestselling author of Odd Girl Out Rachel Simmons argues that in idealizing the "good girl"-unerringly nice, polite, modest, and selfless-we teach girls to embrace a version of selfhood that curtails their power and potential. Drawing on the exercises Simmons herself uses in her work with girls, parents, and educators, The Curse of the Good Girlprovides a catalog of practical strategies to foster girls' assertiveness, resilience, and integrity. At the core of Simmons's radical argument is her belief that the most critical freedom we can win for our daughters is the liberty not only to listen to their inner voice but also to act on it.
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/31/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

RACHEL SIMMONS, best-selling author of Odd Girl Speaks Out and The Curse of the Good Girl , is an educator and cofounder of the Girls Leadership Institute. A Rhodes Scholar, she has appeared on Today , Oprah , and other major shows, including her own PBS special, and writes frequently for Teen Vogue . www.rachelsimmons.com

Introduction
A Map of the Good Girl World
The Myth of Girls' Emotional Intelligence
Is She Mad at me? Good Girl Communication Rituals
The Good Fight: Girls in Confrontation
All or Nothing: Girls and Feedback
Girl Meets World: Breaking the Good Girl Glass Ceiling
My Daughter, Myself
Breaking the Curse
Introduction To Part II: From Good Girls to Real Girls
I Feel, Therefore I am: Building Emotional Intelligence
From Assuming To Knowing
Coming Clean: Telling and Hearing the Truth
Facing Criticism with Clear Heads
Check Your Good Girl at the Door
From Perfect Mothers to Real Mothers
The Greater Voice of Myself
Appendix
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
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