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Queen Bees & Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip,…

by Rosalind Wiseman

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Just wanted to pick this up and see some of what may be in store for me in the next few years. Thought that some of this was interesting and I may come back to it at a later date as my daughter moves through higher grades. ( )
  dms02 | Feb 27, 2014 |
Rosalind Wiseman really does think of every social interaction as a minefield - an intricate game of one-upsmanship with hardly any real relating going on. At the end of the book, she also offers a list of movies you 'should watch' to get to know your teen better - among them Pretty in Pink. It made me wonder just how old she was. My generation WAS the Pretty in Pink generation. Wiseman seems to have reached the point in her own life where she's utterly forgotten what it is to be a teenager. She decodes rather than relates. The danger with using this book to relate to your daughter seems similar to the danger of navigating France armed with only a Berlitz phrasebook. You might make your point a few times, but you won't really know the culture because there was so much you didn't take the time to understand. I like to think of people as individuals, not striving graspers engaged in some kind of a social war, and wrapped up in it to the exclusion of everything else. If this is Wiseman's worldview, I don't want it. ( )
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This book is really helpful in providing analysis of teen's behaviors and interactions. The updated chapters on technology provide strong suggestions for cell phone and internet usage by your children. The next chapter about younger girls really shows why this book is helpful for elementary grades and provides strong communication strategies.
  blancaflor | Nov 21, 2009 |
a very interesting book. found out i was a wannabee ( )
  LameDuck | Oct 4, 2007 |
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Dedicated to Elijah, Elena, and all my students... I expect great things from each one of you and look forward to seeing you come into your own.

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to Zoe---and the woman you are becoming.
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When Rosalind Wiseman first published QUEEN BEES & WANNABEES, 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 influence by their interactions with one another. Now, Wiseman has revised and updated her groundbreaking book for a new generation of girls living in the age of Facebook, IM and text message. 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.

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The co-founder of the Empower Program 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. Enlivened with the voices of dozens of girls and parents and a welcome sense of humor, Queen Bees and Wannabes is compelling reading for parents and daughters alike.… (more)

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