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Rachel Simmons

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A middle school girl approached a classmate in the cafeteria. Their friendship was as old as the school year: two days. Could they sit together at lunch? she asked.



"Sorry, I have plans," the other girl replied, and bounced away.



In the car on the way home, the rebuffed girl recalled the scene while her mother listened, aghast.



"Did that ruin your entire afternoon?" the mother asked.



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"I loved Simmons' other novel, and this one was also quite good. Referencing Aaron Beck and Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, two researchers whose work was crucial for my thesis concerning depressive symptoms in early adolescent girls, gives her bonus points...." Read more of this review »
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“There is no gesture more devastating than the back turning away.”
Rachel Simmons, Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls

“Many of the most accomplished girls are disconnecting from the truest parts of themselves, sacrificing essential self-knowledge to the pressure of who they think they ought to be.”
Rachel Simmons, The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence

“Shame is a virus that creates paralysis in its hosts. When you're busy telling yourself what a bad person you are, you expend most of your energy obsessing over your self- not what you may have done wrong, not what you can do to fix it. For this reason, shame creates a moat around girls' potential. It limits their ability or willingness to face challenges. It makes them want to be alone, isolating them from friends, their most important buffer against stress. Shame is therefore a major threat to girls' resilience.”
Rachel Simmons, The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence

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