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Drama Years Real Girls Talk about Surviving Middle School -- Bullies, Brands, Body Image, and More

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ISBN-10: 1451627912

ISBN-13: 9781451627916

Edition: 2012

Authors: Haley Kilpatrick, Whitney Joiner

List price: $23.00
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An urgently needed and insightful guidebook for parents and teachers struggling to help girls navigate the often-difficult transition into adolescence by the founder of Girl Talk.It has never been easy to be a middle school girl. In the few short years between grade school and high school, girls go through an incredible number of physical and mental changes, making this the most formative—and precarious—time in their lives. Groups form and turn on each other; classmates whisper about who’s saying what to whom; childhood friends tell trusted secrets; and just deciding where to sit in the lunchroom can be a daily struggle. Then there’s the biological wave of changes—all the growth spurts, new…    
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 4/3/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 278
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Haley Kilpatrick started Girl Talk, a program to help middle school girls deal with the pressures and anxieties of being a young teen. Haley graduated from Kennesaw State University with her B.S. in communication. She travels the country speaking and motivating youth, teachers, and administrators on the importance of mentoring.Whitney Joiner is a former features editor at Seventeen and has contributed to a number of newspapers and magazines, including Teen Vogue, Glamour, Redbook, The New York Times, TIME, and more.

Staying True to Her: Self-Esteem, Self-Awareness, and Self-Respect
I'm So Stressed!: Handling Everyday Anxiety
Who Has What: Name Brands, Materialism, and Competition
Her Body, Herself: Body Image, Weight, and the Pressure to Be Pretty
BFF's, Frenemies, and Mean Girls: What It Means to Be a Friend
"It's Not Just Cooties Anymore": Love and Relationships
Dealing with You: Getting Along with Parents
It's Not Fair!: Boundaries and Consequences
Getting Serious: When the Drama Is Very Real