Reclaiming Our Daughters (Previously Published as My Girl): What Parenting a Pre-Teen Taught Me About Real Girls (Paperback)

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Reclaiming Our Daughters (previously published as My Girl) offers a fresh and long-needed perspective on pre-teen and teen girls, one that finally brings a message of hope and optimism about girls today. 

Part memoir, part sociological examination, Karen Stabiner observes her daughter, Sarah, as she navigates her critical pre-teen years, a time when girls become adolescents and are rumored to become increasingly difficult and alienated. However, unlike most writing on the subject, Stabiner presents a well-rounded account of parenting a coming-of-age girl. She writes eloquently about societal pressures on girls and of her determination to be her daughter's advocate. This mother-daughter relationship is generally warm and close, though when it's difficult, as it inevitably is at times, Stabiner writes honestly about the challenges. In doing so, she unravels the bad-girl stereotypes we’ve all believed in for too long.

Reclaiming Our Daughters (previously published as My Girl) is both supportive and encouraging, written by a mother who cares about lifting our daughters up and providing them with the skills they need to become successful, strong, independent-minded women.

About the Author


Karen Stabiner is the author of seven books, including All Girls: Single-Sex Education and Why It Matters and To Dance with the Devil: The New War on Breast Cancer. She is a regular contributor to the opinion section of The Los Angeles Times, and her work has appeared in O, More, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. Stabiner is a sought-after speaker at schools, corporations, and women's organizations. She lives in Santa Monica with her husband, Larry Dietz, and their daughter, Sarah, who is now sixteen.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781580052139
ISBN-10: 1580052134
Publisher: Seal Press
Publication Date: March 14th, 2007
Pages: 280
Language: English