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Reviving Ophelia
About the book
  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446407011
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

Reviving Ophelia

Helping You to Understand and Cope With Your Teenage Daughter




An eye-opening look at the everyday cultural dangers facing teenage girls and how adults can help them.

Why are adolescent girls prone to depression, eating disorders, addictions and suicide attempts than ever before? Mary Pipher believes adolescence is an especially precarious time for girls, a time when the fearless, outgoing child is replaced by an unhappy and insecure teenager.

Her view is that for the most part it is our look-obsessed, media-saturated, 'girl-poisoning' culture - and not parents - which is to blame. Despite the advances of feminism, escalating levels of sexism and violence cause girls to stifle their creative spirit and natural impulses, which, ultimately, destroys their self-esteem. Yet it is often their families that are blamed.

Here, for the first time, are thr girls unmuted voices. By laying bare their harsh day-to-day reality, Reviving Ophelia offers parents compassion, strength and strategies with which to revive these Ophelias' lost sense of self.

  • Pub date: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446407011
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the Author

Mary Ph D Pipher

Mary Pipher, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and bestselling author. She teaches part-time at the University of Nebraska and travels all over the world sharing her ideas with community groups, schools, and health care professionals. She lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Praise for Reviving Ophelia

“An important book. . . . Pipher shines high-beam headlights on the world of teenage girls”

Los Angeles Times


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