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Queen Bees & Wannabes

Helping your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World
Wiseman, Rosalind (Book - 2009 )
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When Rosalind Wiseman first published Queen Bees & Wannabes , she fundamentally changed the way adults look at girls' friendships and conflicts-from how they choose their best friends, how they express their anger, their boundaries with boys, and their relationships with parents. Wiseman showed how girls of every background are profoundly influenced by their interactions with one another. Now, Wiseman has revised and updated her groundbreaking book for a new generation of girls and explores: •How girls' experiences before adolescence impact their teen years, future relationships, and overall success •The different roles girls play in and outside of cliques as Queen Bees, Targets, and Bystanders, and how this defines how they and others are treated •Girls' power plays-from fake apologies to fights over IM and text messages •Where boys fit into the equation of girl conflicts and how you can help your daughter better hold her own with the opposite sex •Checking your baggage-recognizing how your experiences impact the way you parent, and how to be sanely involved in your daughter's difficult, yet common social conflicts Packed with insights about technology's impact on Girl World and enlivened with the experiences of girls, boys, and parents, the book that inspired the hit movie Mean Girls offers concrete strategies to help you empower your daughter to be socially competent and treat herself with dignity.
Authors: Wiseman, Rosalind, 1969-
Title: Queen bees & wannabes
helping your daughter survive cliques, gossip, boyfriends, and the new realities of girl world
Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, c2009
Edition: 2nd ed
Characteristics: 433 p. :,ill., maps ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Rosalind Wiseman
Contents: Introduction
Technology, the media, and girl world
Is it really happening so much younger?
Cliques and popularity
Passport to girl world : communication and reconnaissance
The beauty pageant : who wants to be Miss Congeniality
Mean girls : teasing, gossiping, and reputations
Power plays and politics : speaking truth in girl world
Boy world
Girl world meets boy world
Pleasing boys, betraying yourself
Sex, drugs, alcohol, and partying in girl world
Getting help
Resources
Acknowledgments
Index
ISBN: 9780307454447
0307454444
Branch Call Number: 649.125 W814q 2009
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [407]-421) and index
Subject Headings: Teenage girls Teenage girls Psychology Parent and teenager
Topical Term: Teenage girls
Teenage girls
Parent and teenager
LCCN: 2009022883
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Explains how parents can help their teenage daughters deal with cliques, gossip, substance abuse, boys and sex, and other challenges of adolescence, in a guide designed to help girls empower themselves during a tumultuous time of life.


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