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HGNA Recommended Resources

HGNA also works to raise public awareness of issues specific to adolescent girls by offering the following recommended resources:



Social/Emotional Development

Girl Bullying

  • Girl Wars-12 Strategies That Will End Female Bullying by Cheryl Dellasega, Ph.D. & Clarisse Nixon, Ph.D
  • Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls by Rachel Simmons
  • Odd Girl Speaks Out: Girls Write about Bullies, Cliques, Popularity, and Jealousy by Rachel Simmons
  • Queen Bees & Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman
  • The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander by Barbara Coloroso

Parenting and Families

  • How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families by Stephen Covey
  • The Shelter of Each Other: Rebuilding Our Families by Mary Pipher, Ph.D.
  • The Blessing of a Skinned Knee by Wendy Mogel

Raising Girls and Teens

  • Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall? by Anthony E. Wolf
  • Girl in the Mirror: Mothers and Daughters in the Years of Adolescence by Nancy L. Snyderman
  • Girls Will Be Girls by JoAnn Deak
  • I'm Not Mad, I Just Hate You! by Roni Cohen-Sandler, Ph.D. and Michelle Silver
  • Promise You Won't Freak Out by Doris Fuller and Natalie Fuller
  • Raising a Daughter by Jeanne Elium and Don Elium
  • Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher
  • Stressed Out Girls: Helping Them Thrive in the Age of Pressure by Roni Cohen-Sandler, Ph.D.
  • Strong, Smart and Bold by Carla Fine
  • Trust Me Mom, Everyone Else is Going by Roni Cohen-Sandler, Ph.D.
  • The Wonder of Girls by Michael Gurian
  • Things will be Different for my Daughter by Mindy Bingham and Sandy Stryker
  • Why Girls Talk and What They're Really Saying by Susan Morris Shaffer




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