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Wonder of Girls Understanding the Hidden Nature of Our Daughters

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ISBN-10: 0743417038

ISBN-13: 9780743417037

Edition: 2002 (Reprint)

Authors: Michael Gurian

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 2/18/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Michael Gurian is an educator, family therapist, and author of fourteen books, including the bestselling The Wonder of Boys, A Fine Young Man, and The Good Son. He is an internationally celebrated speaker and writer whose work has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Time, and other national publications, as well as on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, and numerous other broadcast media.

Introduction
Toward a New Logic of Girls' Lives
Why Girls Are the Way They Are
Beginning Our Search: A New Logic of Girls' Lives
A Moment of Awakening
Looking Beyond Feminism: Old Myths and New Theories
How Her Mind Works: Secrets of the Female Brain
Girls and Boys Are Different
A Quick Look at Your Daughter's Brain
The Stages of a Girl's Brain Development
The Child
The Girl
The Adolescent Girl
The Young Woman
The Goal of the Journey
The Intimacy Imperative
The Future of Femininity
The Hidden World: The Biochemistry of Girls' Lives
The Tree of Life: From Mind to Hormones
The Hidden World: A Girl's Hormonal Biology
The Biology of Femininity
The Three-Family System
The New Challenge
What Girls Need
The Artful Mother: What Girls Need from Mom
A Mother's Love
A Season for Mothering
From Mommy to Mom: Mothering a Daughter Through Childhood and Adolescence
The Artful Mother in Stage 1: Birth to Five Years Old
The Artful Mother in Stage 2: Six to Ten Years Old
The Artful Mother in Stage 3: Eleven to Fifteen Years Old
The Artful Mother in Stage 4: Sixteen to Twenty Years Old
How to Be an Artful Stepmother
If Your Daughter Were a Parenting Expert ...
Looking Back on What Our Mothers Taught Us
The Gifts of the Father: What Girls Need from Dad
A Father's Love
Father Attachment
Gifts of the Father
Helping a Daughter Manage Peer Relationships
Fathers, Daughters, and Divorce
The Stages of "Dad"
Innocence and Experience: Protecting the Emotional Development of Our Girls
Girls and Self-Esteem: A Different View
Protecting Innocence, Guiding Experience
The Malleable Self
Protecting the Bodies of Our Daughters
Harsh Experience: Emotional Crises in Girls' Lives
Emotional Development Touchstones
The Heroine's Journey: Building Character in Our Daughters
"True" Stories
The Heroine's Journey
Cinderella
Female Mentors, the Language of the Birds, and the Dance
The Prince Searches for Cinderella
The End of the Story
Looking Forward: The Issue of Women's Roles
Womanism: Giving Girls a Sacred Role in Life
What Is Womanism?
A Sacred Female Role in the New Millennium
Epilogue
Books and Movies That Help Girls Grow
Twenty-Five Movies
Twenty-Five Books
Additional Resources
Notes and References
Index