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Strong, Smart, and Bold: Empowering Girls for Life

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The pressures a girl experiences growing up today are more intense than ever before. There are gender stereotypes to buck, narrow expectations to contend with, conflicting messages to make sense of. A girl is told that it's important to excel in school and pursue a career, but that she should also keep her voice down, watch her weight, and make sure that everyone else arou ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published March 19th 2002 by Harper Paperbacks (first published March 6th 2001)
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Sarah B.
This book is like a basic primer on specific things you can do to open a conversation with your daughter about being a woman in a man's world. For example, the section on body image starts with a parent having a conversation with a daughter about biased media representation, and ends with the parent encouraging the daughter to try all different physical activities in the hopes of finding one she loves, so the daughter can learn to value her body for its accomplishments and not just its looks. It ...more
May 24, 2015 Kathleen rated it liked it
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I picked up this book at a book sale, and I was intrigued by the book cover and topic. I thought it would be helpful, and the amount of questions the book brings up is very useful. I thought the amount of questions were very creative and insightful with the wealth of experience and knowledge that Girls, Inc. have collected throughout the years with the vast amount of girls that participate with these programs.

It is an useful book for anyone who interacts with girls on a regular basis.
Apr 29, 2008 Rosemary rated it it was amazing
This book is loaded with activities you can do with your daughter to start conversations on empowerment. Chapter headings include "Resisting Gender Stereotypes", "Being Confident and Safe", and "Taking Risks and Achieving Goals".
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