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Author Hinshaw, Stephen P.

Title The triple bind : saving our teenage girls from today's pressures / Stephen Hinshaw ; with Rachel Kranz.

Publication Info. New York : Ballantine Books, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
 Burlington Public Library - Adult Department  155.533 HINSHAW    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  155.533 HINSHAW    Check Shelf
 Marlborough, Richmond Memorial Library - Parent Collection  PA 305.23 HINSHAW    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  305.23 HIN    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  155.5 HI    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xx, 228 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [187]-228).
Summary In many ways, today is the best time in history to be a girl: opportunities for a girl's success are as unlimited as her dreams. Yet societal expectations, cultural trends, and conflicting messages are creating what psychologist Stephen Hinshaw calls "the Triple Bind." Girls are now expected to excel at "girl skills," achieve "boy goals," and be models of female perfection, 100 percent of the time--putting more and more girls at risk for aggression, eating disorders, depression, and even suicide. Dr. Hinshaw shows concerned parents how to listen, learn, and help girls unlock the shackles of the Triple Bind, discussing key topics, including: how internal conflict can turn self-expression into self-destruction; how traditionally feminine qualities like empathy, self-awareness, and verbal ability can put girls at risk for anxiety, depression, and other disorders; the oversexualization of girls; and the reasons girls are channeling pressure into violence.--From publisher description.
Contents Impossible expectations -- Blue jeans and "blue" genes : depression and the Triple Bind -- Life in the pressure cooker : impossible expectations and the culture of busy-ness -- No place to run, no place to hide : the popular culture of "self-erasing identities" -- When virtue is its own punishment : how empathy and verbal skills may put our girls at higher risk -- Bratz dolls and Pussycat Dolls : teaching our girls to become sexual objects -- The wired child : how cyberculture interferes with girls' identities -- See Jane hit : the new culture of violence among teenage girls -- Is there a Triple Bind solution? -- Conclusion: Coming to terms with the Triple Bind.
Subject Teenage girls -- United States -- Psychology.
Stress in adolescence -- United States.
Added Author Kranz, Rachel.
ISBN 9780345503992 hardcover alkaline paper
0345503996 hardcover alkaline paper
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