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Growing strong girls : practical tools to cultivate connection in the preteen years / Lindsay Sealey, MA ED.

By: Sealey, Lindsay.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [Vancouver, Canada] : LifeTree Media, [2017]Copyright date: ©2017Description: x, 220 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 192805529X; 9781928055297.Subject(s): Child rearing | Parenting | Preteen girls | Middle school studentsDDC classification: 649/.133 Summary: "Girls today face an astounding degree of pressure to grow up fast. They yearn to connect, but sometimes this yearning turns into negative, even destructive behavioral patterns such as gossiping, being passive aggressive or mean, becoming screen-addicted, or disengaging from school. It's heartbreaking to watch even the most confident little girls disconnect and lose their sparkle as they hit the preteen years. In Growing Strong Girls, Lindsay Sealey reveals the tremendous power of connection to activate self-awareness, inner strength, and confidence in girls. It all starts with a nurturing and secure connection between you and her"--Publisher description.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

"To grow up strong and confident, girls need connection with kind, competent adults, yet all too often they push that support away. For every parent, teacher, or mentor who has ever wondered, 'How do I get through to her?' Lindsay Sealey has given us a wealth of answers in her book Growing Strong Girls." -Haley Kilpatrick Founder, Girl Talk(tm), and bestselling author of The Drama Years


Girls today face an astounding degree of pressure to grow up fast. They yearn to connect, but sometimes this yearning turns into negative, even destructive behavioral patterns such as gossiping, being passive aggressive or mean, becoming screen-addicted, or disengaging from school. It's heartbreaking to watch even the most confident little girls disconnect and lose their sparkle as they hit the preteen years.

In Growing Strong Girls, Lindsay Sealey reveals the tremendous power of connection to activate self-awareness, inner strength, and confidence in girls. It all starts with a nurturing and secure connection between you and her.

In this book you'll discover: Why she should avoid frenemies and create a circle of friends How to set healthy boundaries and practise assertive self expression The truth about social media and screens Social emotional learning strategies and lifelong learning habits you can implement at home More than 250 conversation starters, stories, tips, and activities to cultivate connection

Includes bibliographical references.

"Girls today face an astounding degree of pressure to grow up fast. They yearn to connect, but sometimes this yearning turns into negative, even destructive behavioral patterns such as gossiping, being passive aggressive or mean, becoming screen-addicted, or disengaging from school. It's heartbreaking to watch even the most confident little girls disconnect and lose their sparkle as they hit the preteen years. In Growing Strong Girls, Lindsay Sealey reveals the tremendous power of connection to activate self-awareness, inner strength, and confidence in girls. It all starts with a nurturing and secure connection between you and her"--Publisher description.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword (p. viii)
  • Introduction (p. 1)
  • A Note to Readers (p. 10)
  • Part 1 A Girl's Journey Inward
  • 1 Who I Am (p. 14)
  • 2 Being True to You (p. 18)
  • Connection Tool: Ten Simple Conversation Starters (p. 22)
  • 3 Perfectly Imperfect (p. 23)
  • 4 Self-Care and the Whole Girl (p. 31)
  • Connection Tool: Self-Care-Ten Ways to Feet Good about You (p. 40)
  • 5 Girl in the Mirror (p. 41)
  • 6 Mind Full to Mindful (p. 48)
  • 7 Life Balance (p. 57)
  • 8 Facing Anxiety (p. 61)
  • 9 Gratitude (p. 67)
  • 10 Exploring Spirituality (p. 72)
  • Part 2 A Girl's Journey Outward
  • 11 We Are Stronger Together (p. 80)
  • 12 Words Matter (p. 94)
  • 13 Express Yourself (p. 99)
  • Connection Tool: Feeling Words (p. 109)
  • 14 Navigating Change (p. 110)
  • 15 Girls Can Be Mean (p. 113)
  • 16 Set Your Boundaries (p. 120)
  • Connection Tool: Qualities Worth Cultivating (p. 124)
  • 17 Confident, Not Conceited (p. 126)
  • 18 Social Media and Keeping It Real (p. 130)
  • 19 Screen Time and the Tangled Web (p. 135)
  • Part 3 A Girl's Journey Onward
  • 20 Turning Setbacks into Comebacks (p. 144)
  • 21 Loving Learning (p. 149)
  • 22 Learning for Life (p. 161)
  • 23 Scattered and Smart (p. 168)
  • Connection Tool: Tips for Reducing Test Anxiety (p. 173)
  • 24 What's Ahead? Planning and Preparing for the Future (p. 174)
  • 25 Who's in Charge? Choices and Decision Making (p. 178)
  • 26 Motivation: Let's Get Moving (p. 182)
  • Connection Tool: Ten Ways to Connect Starting Now (p. 186)
  • 27 Going for Growth (p. 187)
  • 28 Surviving to Thriving (p. 195)
  • Conclusion (p. 198)
  • Acknowledgements (p. 200)
  • Resources (p. 203)
  • 1 The Self-Worth Manifesto and Ways to Help Her Feel Strong
  • 2 Positive Power Statements
  • 3 Common Connection Concerns
  • 4 Top Tips for Homework and Studying
  • 5 Empowerment Songs
  • 6 Positive Role Models
  • 7 Body Wisdom
  • Notes (p. 214)
  • Permissions (p. 220)