According to the author, adolescence is a time when girls begin to separate from their parents, emotionally, and intellectually. Their source of guidance distanced, they often turn to readily available authorities--the media, mass marketing, and their peers--for advice. The messages can be damaging and often result in a dramatic loss of self-esteem. Dr. Pipher illustrates her points with case studies and explains the behaviors of adolescent girls, their socialization, and the damaging ways they cope with stress. Essential reading for any parent of the teenaged girl.
This book is in very good condition, no writing or tears.