Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in GirlsBook - 2019
Research finds that the number of girls who said that they often felt nervous, worried, or fearful jumped 55% from 2009 to 2014 while the comparable number for adolescent boys has remained unchanged. Damour addresses the facts about psychological pressure and explains the underappreciated value of stress and anxiety-- that stress can helpfully stretch us beyond our comfort zones and anxiety can play a key role in keeping girls safe. She then turns to the facets of their lives where tension takes hold, sharing steps adults can take to shield their daughters from the toxic pressures to which our culture subjects girls. -- adapted from jacket
From Library Staff
“Unfortunately, anxiety, like stress, has gotten a bad rap. Somewhere along the line we got the idea that emotional discomfort is always a bad thing.” Lisa Damour makes the case for embracing and understanding our daughter's anxiety (and our own) in this brave new world.