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My Girl: Adventures with a Teen in Training

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Here's a radical concept: Most girls are happy, and so are their mothers. Most girls are not destined for depression, eating disorders, low self-esteem, and raging fights with their parents-that's just a very noisy minority. In My Girl, Karen Stabiner tells the story of one girl's journey into adolescence, and of her own efforts to find a way to guide her daughter through ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published April 14th 2005 by Little, Brown and Company (first published 2005)
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Kelly McCloskey-Romero
I appreciate very much the main message of this book - that raising a pre-adolescent girl isn't so bad. Most girls don't succumb to the super-scary dangers of excessive drug use, eating disorders, and teen pregnancy. Nor do they all become horrible people to be around. It's possible to be close with one's daughter and enjoy the pre-teen years. So far, I agree (my oldest is only 13).

Like most parenting memoirs, the book has some passages I really related to and others I didn't. Stabiner has just
Sep 03, 2016 Julie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's certainly refreshing to read a more positive narrative about raising adolescent & teen girls than the one we typically get . . .
Aug 14, 2011 Michelle rated it liked it
Her writing is a little strange....and odd stories are thrown in here and there that are unrelated or irrelevant to surrounding content, but I did enjoy the book and am happy that not all girls need an Exorcist when they hit their tweens/teens!
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Karen Stabiner is a journalist and author of narrative non-fiction. She has co-authored the cookbooks Family Table, a collection of staff meal recipes and backstage stories from Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group restaurants, and The Valentino Cookbook with Piero Selvaggio. Her feature articles and essays have appeared in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, as well as in the ...more
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