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Publisher's Summary

A parenting expert reveals the four biggest threats to girls' psychological growth and explains how parents can help their daughters develop a healthy sense of self.

In Girls on the Edge, psychologist and physician Leonard Sax argues that many girls today have a brittle sense of self-they may look confident and strong on the outside, but they're fragile within. Sax offers the tools we need to help them become independent and confident women, and provides parents with practical tips on everything from helping their daughter limit her time on social media, to choosing a sport, to nurturing her spirit through female-centered activities.

Compelling and inspiring, Girls on the Edge points the way to a new future for today's girls and young women.

©2020 Leonard Sax (P)2020 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Dr. Sax once again combines years of experience with compelling research and common sense to intelligently challenge the status quo of what it means to raise a healthy daughter. Girls on the Edge offers skills parents can incorporate to feel more competent with our girls and young women." (Florence Hilliard, director of the Gender Studies Project, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

"Dr. Sax's deep commitment to girls developing a positive 'sense of self' is woven into the fabric of this book. Girls on the Edge is a must-read for every parent of a girl as well as for every adult who teaches girls." (Dr. Mary Seppala, head of Agnes Irwin School, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania)

"The world is way different from what it was a couple of years ago; this is essential reading for parents and teachers, and one of the most thought-provoking books on teen development available." (Library Journal)

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Important book!

This book is important for us today in our rapidly changing culture. If you are a parent or educator, this is definitely worth your time.

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Highly recommend

Another great Leonard Sax book! I highly recommend both this book and Boys Adrift. Excellent books.

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Another amazing book by Dr. Sax

I enjoyed the book A-Z, rare quality and amazing facts. I appreciate the work. Dr. Sax you are amazing

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Must read if you have daughters

I have teenage daughters. This book is just what I needed to help me with so many questions and concerns. Our daughters are faced with so many new issues that I never experienced. It’s hard to know how to parent in this new world. I appreciate Dr Sax’s information and advice. I Highly recommend.

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Amazing!

This has been such an eye opening book. I’ve learned so much. I would highly recommend it to any parents or teachers who want to learn more about kids in our society today.

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Wonderfully helpful. Surprising.

This book was suggested to me by Dr Leonard Sax himself who took the time to answer a request for help from a complete stranger. Although I didn’t quite find the answer to the questions I was looking for, I found the answers to questions I didn’t know I had. Even about myself as an ex girl, now woman.

This book me want to be a mother of a daughter, something I’ve feared all my life, due in large to the relationship I had with my mother in the past.

The surprising parts were, firstly receiving so much insight from a man, about issues that seem so deeply female. And secondly, shaking my head at the spirituality chapter, and gradually seeing myself concerted to a new way of thinking. (Not converted to religion, mind you).

So I guess in a round about way, I found the answer to my question. And with a little, patience, time, and luck I’ll be able to put this newly found wisdom into practice.

Thank you.

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Unexpectedly Hit Home

As a college age student this struck so many unexpected personal cords in my own life. For supporting others girls, future parenting advice, and even self-understanding, this book is invaluable. I highly recommend it

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Insightful!

A must read for every parent who has a daughter. Valuable advice all based on research.