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Girl In The Mirror: Mothers and Daughters in the Years of Adolescence

Drawing on the latest research and interviews with experts in different fields, Girl in the Mirror sheds new light on one of life's most important passages, the journey that is adolescence. Unlike other books, Girl in the Mirror focuses on the interaction between mother and daughter during this decade-long process, and illuminates how both the mother and her understanding of her parental role need to evolve and change as her child enters a new and crucial phase of emotional and psychic growth.

Filled with practical wisdom and stories drawn not only from her experience with her own two adolescent daughters but those of other mothers from around the country, Girl in the Mirror offers readers a new vision: To see the years of adolescence as a time not of conflict but of opportunity for personal and spiritual growth for mothers and daughters alike.

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"Snyderman's optimism about making adolescence a positive time for both mother and daughter is infectious. She cites scholarly journals, comments from friends, interviews with authors and popular books like Naomi Wolf's The Beauty Myth to set straight many of the myths surrounding adolescence. Instead of viewing the teen years as something to be survived, she prefers comparing them to the Chinese character that represents both 'crisis' and 'opportunity'.... 'The rule of thumb is simple,' she writes. 'If you don't talk to her, she will get her information elsewhere. They need our help, our wisdom, our guidance, and, sometimes, our protection.'" -- Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Author Nancy L. Snyderman, Peg Streep
ISBN 0786867434
Publication Date Feb 6, 2002
Publisher Hyperion
Language English
Category Parent / Child Relationships, Physical / Emotional Development
Parenting Books Age Teen