What S Happening To Our Girls

Author: Maggie Hamilton
Editor: Penguin Group Australia
ISBN: 1742282725
Size: 10,40 MB
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WHY ARE GIRLS as young as five years old concerned about their looks and addicted to shopping? WHY ARE YOUNG TEENAGE GIRLS having sex and binge-drinking, responding to chat-room predators, and bullying their peers via email and text messages? WHY ARE DEPRESSION, cutting and eating disorders on the rise, and why, with so much choice when it comes to careers, do so many just want to marry young and have babies? Over two years Maggie Hamilton interviewed girls, teachers, school counsellors, psychologists, and law enforcement and medical personnel to get an insider's view on what girls are experiencing at present, from birth to the teenage years. Informed, revealing, compassionate and at times shocking, What's Happening to Our Girls? is a book for parents and all those who want to better understand and support girls. 'I found myself so engrossed that for two days running I nearly missed my tram stop . . . A definite must-read for parents with daughters, for teachers and for other people dealing with girls, In fact, everyone should read this book.' AUSTRALIAN BOOKSELLER AND PUBLISHER 'A crucial tool for greater understanding.' SUNDAY MAIL

What S Happening To Our Boys

Author: Maggie Hamilton
Editor: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780143205234
Size: 12,62 MB
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What kind of world are our boys growing up in? Why are increasing numbers of boys suffering body image and self-esteem problems? Why do they feel worthless without the latest branded toy, game or item of clothing? What makes soft drinks, snacks and fast foods so attractive? Why are they drawn to countless acts of violence on TV, in movies and in computer games? What impact does our highly sexualised climate and our emphasis on success and money have on them as they grow? And why are so many boys vulnerable to cyber bullying and to porn? Childhood and teenage life is changing rapidly, leaving parents exhausted and confused as to how best to tackle the many issues they face. How does this high-pressure environment affect a boy's confidence, his values and aspirations, his wellbeing, his sense of community, his attitudes to girls and women? In her follow-up book to What's Happening to Our Girls? Maggie Hamilton asks these and many other vital questions, as well as providing numerous tips for parents and educators on how to create a more promising future for our children.

Ready Set Grow

Author: Lynda Madaras
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 1557048916
Size: 18,26 MB
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Ready, Set, Grow! Young girls before the onset ofpuberty have a curiosity abouttheir soon-to-be changing bodiesthat needs addressing in a simplerway than for their older sisters. InMadaras’s proven, trust-worthy,friendly voice and style, this entirelynew book now brings them thesame kind of thoughtful, down-toearthinformation—but at a readingand comprehension level that’sjust right for them. Responding throughout to reallifequestions and observationsfrom younger girls, Madarasexplores the changes that arehappening, or about to happen, tothem, including: the developmentof breasts, body hair, and bodyfat; the changes in their reproductiveorgans, both inside and out;their first period and all the complexfeelings surrounding it; theunwelcome appearance of acneand new body odors; and, perhapsmost important, how to respectand celebrate their unique bodies,even when the outside world isnot always so accepting. Lively cartoon drawings throughoutmake the book not only helpful,but fun to read, too.

Becoming Sexual

Author: R. Danielle Egan
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745669581
Size: 18,21 MB
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The sexualization of girls has captured the attention of the media, advocacy groups and politicians in recent years. This prolific discourse sets alarm bells ringing: sexualization is said to lead to depression, promiscuity and compassion deficit disorder, and rob young girls of their childhood. However, measuring such claims against a wide range of data sources reveals a far more complicated picture. Becoming Sexual begins with a simple question: why does this discourse feel so natural? Analyzing potent cultural and historical assumptions, and subjecting them to measured investigation, R. Danielle Egan illuminates the implications of dominant thinking on sexualization. The sexualized girl functions as a metaphor for cultural decay and as a common enemy through which adult rage, discontent and anxiety regarding class, gender, sexuality, race and the future can be expressed. Egan argues that, ultimately, the popular literature on sexualization is more reflective of adult disquiet than it is about the lives and practices of girls. Becoming Sexual will be a welcome intervention into these fraught polemics for anyone interested in engaging with a high-profile contemporary debate, and will be particularly useful for students of sociology, cultural studies, childhood studies, gender studies and media studies.

Secret Girls Business

Author: Maggie Hamilton
Editor: Viking
ISBN: 9780670076772
Size: 18,58 MB
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Fed up with bland conformity? Secret Girls' Business will put the individuality and creative spark back into your life. Craft, stories, fashion tips, recipes and helpful advice will inspire you to develop your artistry, discover different cultures, experiment with style and revel in the joys of friends and family. Explore. Create. Celebrate.


Editor: Black Rose Books Ltd.
ISBN: 9781556145117
Size: 17,35 MB
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In today’s society, more and more mass media and popular culture is being produced for, about, and by pre-adolescent and adolescent girls than ever before. “Girls” (and/or their behavior, dress, relationships, education, and more) have driven investigative documentaries and fueled plot lines for mainstream films and prime-time television dramas. In addition, young women have become a valuable target market as the rise of “girl power” scripted young women as—at once—a commercially lucrative and hyper-sexualized population. Reaction to the “new” girl of the millennium has been as diverse as it has been swift, due in part to the unclear definition of what constitutes a “girl.” Girlhood is a collection of essays on girls, girlhood, and girl culture. Drawing from the works of national and international scholars, this book focuses on the multifaceted nature of girls’ lived experiences. Examined is racism, sexism, and classism; girlhood and girl gangs; the power and politics of schoolgirl style; encounters with violence; chatrooms; sexuality; and identity formation and popular culture. This groundbreaking collection offers a complicated portrait of girls in the twenty-first century: good girls and bad girls, girls who are creating their own girl culture and giving a whole new meaning to girl power. These provocative essays cover all aspects of girlhood as they bring to life the ever-changing identities of today’s young women. Yasmin Jiwani received a Doctor of Philosophy in communication studies from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. She is the author of Discourses of Denial: Uncovering Race, Gender, and Violence in Society. Claudia Mitchell, PhD, is a professor and chair in the faculty of education at the University of Natal, involved in developing a curriculum on girl-child education in Zambi. Candis Steenbergen holds a PhD in interdisciplinary studies in society and culture from Concordia University in Quebec. She is the editor of good girl magazine.


Author: Katherine Howe
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698158415
Size: 17,43 MB
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane comes a chilling mystery—Prep meets The Crucible. It’s senior year at St. Joan’s Academy, and school is a pressure cooker. College applications, the battle for valedictorian, deciphering boys’ texts: Through it all, Colleen Rowley and her friends are expected to keep it together. Until they can’t. First it’s the school’s queen bee, Clara Rutherford, who suddenly falls into uncontrollable tics in the middle of class. Her mystery illness quickly spreads to her closest clique of friends, then more students and symptoms follow: seizures, hair loss, violent coughing fits. St. Joan’s buzzes with rumor; rumor blossoms into full-blown panic. Soon the media descends on Danvers, Massachusetts, as everyone scrambles to find something, or someone, to blame. Pollution? Stress? Or are the girls faking? Only Colleen—who’s been reading The Crucible for extra credit—comes to realize what nobody else has: Danvers was once Salem Village, where another group of girls suffered from a similarly bizarre epidemic three centuries ago . . . Inspired by true events—from seventeenth-century colonial life to the halls of a modern-day high school—Conversion casts a spell. With her signature wit and passion, New York Times bestselling author Katherine Howe delivers an exciting and suspenseful novel, a chilling mystery that raises the question, what’s really happening to the girls at St. Joan’s?

A Stolen Life

Author: Jaycee Dugard
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0857207148
Size: 13,63 MB
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On 10 June 1991, eleven-year-old Jaycee Dugard was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in Tahoe, California. It was the last her family and friends saw of her for over eighteen years. On 26 August 2009, Dugard, her daughters, and Phillip Craig Garrido appeared in the office of her kidnapper's parole officer in California. Their unusual behaviour sparked an investigation that led to the positive identification of Jaycee Lee Dugard, living in a tent behind Garrido's home. During her time in captivity, at the age of fourteen and seventeen, she gave birth to two daughters, both fathered by Garrido. Dugard's memoir is written by the 30-year-old herself and covers the period from the time of her abduction in 1991 up until the present. In her stark, utterly honest and unflinching narrative, Jaycee opens up about what she experienced, including how she feels now, a year after being found. Garrido and his wife Nancy have since pleaded guilty to their crimes.

Girls God S Best 4 U

Author: Avis D. Brownlee-Wooley
Editor: WestBowPress
ISBN: 1449792960
Size: 20,97 MB
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Did she get off track? Did she forget her spiritual training? What about your relationship with your daughter and with Christ? What do you want her to know about your life? What legacy will you leave her? God has a plan for your life. He is waiting on you.

No Good Thing

Author: B. T. Pleasants
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462854639
Size: 14,66 MB
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Mason Jefferson had everything she ever wanted. A luxury home, a stellar career, and a man who knew how to handle her driven nature. The only problem is hes married to her best friend and worship partner and refuses to leave his wife and children to build the life Mason so desperately wanted. Selah David still cant believe she handed over her heart and the last eight years of her life to a man who has no interest in committing to her or God. When drama within the family unfolds when a long-kept secret is revealed in the midst of Selahs storm, an unlikely source of encouragement offers her strength and comfort but at a cost. As faithful members of Atlantas fastest growing multicultural ministry both women are fighting for deliverance as new temptations and old enemies threaten to overtake them. Mason and Selah combat the fiery trials of Christian singlehood fornication, trust, and envy. All the while, as Reverend Moses Kings flock depend on him for direction and a Word straight from Heaven to light their path the young, charismatic pastor of Salt Covenant Baptist Church quietly struggles with a thorn of his own