Everything you need to understand or teach Reviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher.
In Reviving Ophelia, clinical psychologist Dr. Mary Pipher discusses the social and cultural pressures faced by today's adolescent girls. She analyzes the case histories of her young patients in an attempt to understand them and make recommendations for change. She explains why girls suffer from eating disorders, the desire to hurt or even kill themselves, friction with their parents, and problems in school. Dr. Pipher discusses the changes that occur when girls enter adolescence. Her observations provide valuable insight into the reasons why many confident, well-adjusted girls suddenly become sad and angry.
Dr. Pipher draws upon her years of experience teaching and counseling young women in order to show how each girl is uniquely affected by the changes that take place. She compares the theories of many psychologists and philosophers. Girls today are accomplishing goals that many of their mothers find impossible. Yet many of these girls are...
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