Created just for girls, Cool, Confident and Strong helps young women tackle the many day-to-day issues they face. From self-esteem and body image to dating and surviving cliques Cool, Confident and Strong teaches girls how to remain true to themselves and make choices that respect their values, boundaries and bodies. Also included are a mother/daughter discussion guide.
Today's adolescent girls are faced with so many pressures the pressure to be popular, the pressure to fit in at virtually any cost, the pressure to compete for attention from boys sometimes at the risk of their own self-esteem, the pressure to engage in sexual activity at a younger and younger age, the pressure to emulate the objectified images often portrayed in popular videos, television shows and magazines and the pressure to make choices that often conflict with their fundamental beliefs and values. It is essential that girls have as many avenues as possible to build self-esteem and develop skills that will empower them in tangible ways. Cool, Confident and Strong is an excellent resource to help teen girls learn simple ways to build confidence.
This book can be used with schools, youth leadership groups, girl scouts, girls clubs, mother and daughter groups, foster care agencies, congregate care programs, juvenile justice, GED and literacy programs, pregnancy-prevention programs, athletic programs, rites of passage programs or any program that serves tween and teen girls. What You ll Get From This Book As a parent, educator or youth service provider, you'll walk away from this book with practical talking points that you can use to generate discussion around the issues that today's teenage girls face. Adolescent girls will walk away from this book equipped with new tools to help them increase their self-esteem and confidence, develop better decision-making and leadership skills as well as handle difficult dilemmas with smarts and style. Simply select a power move from the book that you want to focus on and allow it to serve as a springboard for discussion.