Anxiety is a part of life, but psychologist and child development expert Lisa Damour noticed it skyrocketing among young girls. Selfie-obsessed culture, cyberbullying and ruminating over slights – as well as the more traditional anxieties about appearance and living up to parental expectations – take their toll on girls. Damour provides a useful, detailed, workable guide for parents who want to help their daughters cope with anxiety and stress as they learn to handle the emotional minefield of adolescence. She provides illustrative case studies, though truly anxious parents may wish to seek additional information.
About the Author
Clinical psychologist Lisa Damour, PhD, also wrote the New York Times bestseller Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood.