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The Adolescent Girl

By | September 9, 2011

THE ADOLESCENT GIRL

Are today’s young women under so much pressure to be beautiful, to succeed at school and sports and to be sweet and nice that they are becoming depressed earlier in life? One new book thinks so. “The Triple Bind: Saving Our Teen Girls from Today’s Pressures” presents an interesting  look at how the pressure on young girls can take a nasty toll. So, where’s the balance and what can be done?

Joining host Shana Sheehy in the studio to answer these questions is the book’s author and head of the University of California, Berkeley Psychology department, Dr. Stephen Hinshaw.

ALSO THIS HOUR – We visiting Valdez where a middle school is trying out single-sex education. Plus, unraveling the female rite of passage into womanhood – adult women recall the mythos surrounding the first period.

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