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MyNDALK - Swimming Upstream - Parenting Girls for Resilience In a Toxic Culture

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MyNDTALK with Dr Pamela Brewer

MyNDTALK with Dr Pamela Brewer


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Swimming Upstream - Parenting Girls for Resilience In a Toxic Culture Dr. Laura Choate


Never before have adolescent girls faced so many confusing and contradictory expectations. From a young age, popular culture teaches girls that their worth is based on their appearance, their ability to gain attention, and an ever-increasing accrual of accomplishments. With such unattainable standards, it is no wonder that many girls experience stress, self-doubt, and mental health problems. Girls struggle to develop an authentic sense of self, even as they attempt to meet a set of impossible cultural expectations. This conversation with author Laura Choate provides parents with a set of straightforward tools for use to help their daughters navigate the trials and demands of contemporary girlhood. Choate draws upon years of research and counseling literature to teach parents how to instill the power of resilience in their daughters, including developing a positive body image, maintaining healthy relationships with friends and romantic partners, and navigating high-pressure academic environments.