Be the caring and positive force that girls need
Social media, friendships, dating culture, academic pressures, bullying, self-concept, fear of failure… These are just a few of the complex challenges facing adolescent girls. In a world that is changing rapidly, it can be difficult to know how to foster effective communication and provide authentic support for the girls that we teach, parent, mentor, and coach.
The newly updated edition of Girls Without Limits offers relevant insights and concrete strategies that will help you:
- Understand the unique challenges girls face, including relationship troubles, social and academic pressures, disrespect and harassment, body image, academic and career choices, and becoming leaders
- Teach girls the skills they need to safely and confidently navigate social media and other evolving technologies
- Empower girls with the skills they need to establish healthy and supportive relationships, build a strong sense of self, and develop the confidence they need to confront negative societal expectations and make healthy, positive decisions
Combining relevant research, findings from a large-scale national survey of more than 10,000 girls, and the voices and experiences of today’s adolescents, Girls Without Limits equips educators, parents, school counselors, mentors, and coaches with the skills and strategies they need to build solid relationships, handle difficult conversations, and cultivate a generation of girls who are strong, capable, confident, and successful.
What your colleagues have to say:
“Girls Without Limits is the first book I recommend to anyone I know who has daughters or works with girls. It’s timely, relevant, and contains eye-opening insights for understanding their world, and is packed with practical tools and tips for engaging the girls in your life. A pivotal read, it forever put me on the path of empowering our girls to change the world around them!”
Kaishauna Johnson, School Counselor
Chino High School, CA
“In this second edition, the data from Dr. Hinkelman’s research on the experiences, opinions, and behaviors of girls is combined with practical ways of engaging them on a variety of topics, from body image and confidence to healthy relationships and leadership. Readers will gain tangible ways of actually relating to girls and teaching them the skills needed to live in a world that is saturated with technology. Girls Without Limits is a must-read for anyone who works with, educates, or parents girls!”
Sibyl West, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Counselor Education and co-director of the Frederick Douglass Institute on Intercultural Research
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
"Girls’ lives are hard and, let’s face it, adults don’t really understand what girls are going through. Sure, we might know what it’s like to be a teenager, to struggle with academic or family issues, or to deal with complicated friendships or relationships. But we don’t know what it is like to be a girl today—trying to figure herself out, getting ridiculed and judged on social media, constantly comparing herself to others, never quite feeling good enough, and so afraid to fail that she is plagued with stress and anxiety on a daily basis." Read the full post on Corwin Connect.