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Odd Girl Out : How to help your daughter navigate the world of friendships, bullying and cliques - in the classroom and online

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When Odd Girl Out was first published, it ignited a long-overdue conversation about the hidden culture of female bullying. Today the dirty looks, taunting notes and social exclusion that plague girls' friendships have gained new momentum in cyberspace.
In this revised and updated edition, educator and bullying expert Rachel Simmons gives girls, parents and educators proven and innovative strategies for navigating social dynamics online, as well as brand new classroom initiatives and step-by-step parental suggestions for dealing with conventional bullying. Including the latest research and real-life stories, Odd Girl Out continues to be the definitive resource on the most pressing social issues facing girls today.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 157 x 233 x 34mm | 562g
  • PIATKUS BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Digital original
  • 0749957743
  • 9780749957742
  • 105,363

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REVISED AND UPDATED
WITH NEW MATERIAL ON CYBERBULLYING AND
HELPING GIRLS HANDLE THE DANGERS OF LIFE ONLINE
"Peels away the smiley surfaces of adolescent female society to expose one of girlhood's dark secrets: the vicious psychological warfare waged every day in the halls of our middle schools and high schools." --"San Francisco Chronicle"
When "Odd Girl Out" was first published, it became an instant bestseller and ignited a long-overdue conversation about the hidden culture of female bullying. Today the dirty looks, taunting notes, and social exclusion that plague girls' friendships have gained new momentum in cyberspace.
In this updated edition, educator and bullying expert Rachel Simmons gives girls, parents, and educators proven and innovative strategies for navigating social dynamics in person and online, as well as brand new classroom initiatives and step-by-step parental suggestions for dealing with conventional bullying. With up-to-the-minute research and real-life stories, "Odd Girl Out "continues to be the definitive resource on the most pressing social issues facing girls today.
"Passionate and beautifully written. A significant contribution to our understanding of the psychology of girls." --Michael Thompson, co-author of "Raising Cain"
"Cathartic to any teen or parent trying to find company." --"Detroit Free Press "
An "American School Board Journal "Notable Book in Education RACHEL SIMMONS, best-selling author of "Odd Girl Speaks Out "and "The Curse of the Good Girl," is an educator and cofounder of the Girls Leadership Institute. A Rhodes Scholar, she has appeared on "Today," "Oprah," and other major shows including her own PBS special, and writes frequently for "Teen Vogue."
www.rachelsimmons.com
Reading guide and teacher's guide available at www.hmhbooks.com.
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Invaluable to any adult stuggling to help a girl get through her teens * Booklist * This is the book we have been waiting for. It's a wake-up call to all of us who care deeply about girls' development. Simmons has given voice to the girls who struggle everyday with friendships. She has uncovered a hidden world of aggression that unfolds behind adults' backs * Susan Wellman, President of The Ophelia Project * If you have daughters, you need to read Odd Girl Out, by Rachel Simmons . . . Simmons gives techniques for navigating the world of Facebook and tween texting supported by real-life accounts - essential when almost 40% of young people report being cyberbullied. But be warned: the book will plunge you right back into a world a BFFs, sleepovers and bitching in the changing rooms -- Sally Brampton * The Sunday Times Style magazine *
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About Rachel Simmons

Rachel Simmons is an educator, coach and cofounder of the Girls Leadership Institute. She has appeared on Today, Oprah and writes frequently for Teen Vogue. She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling Odd Girl Speaks Out and The Curse of the Good Girl.
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2 6% (237)
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