Reviving Ophelia: Helping You to Understand and Cope with Your Teenage Daughter (BOK)

Mary Bray Pipher

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Why are adolescent girls prone to depression, eating disorders, addictions and suicide attempts than ever before? Mary Pipher believes adolescence is an especially precarious time for girls, a time when the fearless, outgoing child is replaced by an unhappy and insecure teenager. Her view is that for the most part it is our look-obsessed, media-saturated, 'girl-poisoning' culture - and not parents - which is to blame. Despite the advances of feminism, escalating levels of sexism and violence cause girls to stifle their creative spirit and natural impulses, which, ultimately, destroys their self-esteem. Yet it is often their families that are blamed. Here, for the first time, are the girls unmuted voices. By laying bare their harsh day-to-day reality, "Reviving Ophelia" offers parents compassion, strength and strategies with which to revive these Ophelias' lost sense of self.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 1996 Forfatter Mary Bray Pipher
ISBN 9780091815004
Antall sider 304 Dimensjoner 13,9cm x 21,6cm x 2,1cm
Vekt 390 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Women's health, Teenagers: advice for parents, Coping with personal problems