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Discuss your own memories of adolescence. How do they compare to the experiences described in the book? Do any of the patients or families mentioned seem familiar? If so, which ones?

Dr. Pipher blames popular culture, especially the media, for many of the problems facing adolescent girls today. Do you agree or disagree? Explain why.

Do you feel that females are valued less than males at your school? Do teachers call on boys more often? Are female students encouraged in science and math classes? Discuss and provide examples.

Do you agree with Dr. Pipher's recommendation to introduce moderate drinking in the home? Why or why not? What impact do you think it would have on drunken driving arrests among teenagers?

For which patient do you feel the most empathy? The least? Why?

Dr. Pipher describes the American culture of thinness. Do you feel pressure to be thin...

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