Queen Bees and Wannabes – Book Review | YouthFactsI was somewhat disappointed with the general attitude that the terrible issues addressed in the book are inevitable with preteen and teen girls. The book offers some good advice for parents to navigate raising a teen. Computers in my house have passwords and filters installed and I monitor usage. I have open discussions with my children about social media and websites and the online world. I actually learn a lot from them. I think most of the issues with children and parents can be addressed with mutual respect. This begins when children are babies and toddlers.
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Rate this book. Buy This Book. Enlivened with the voices of dozens of girls and parents, Queen Bees and Wannabes The basis for the movie Mean Girls , is compelling reading for parents and daughters alike. A conversation piece and a reference guide, it offers the tools you need to help your daughter feel empowered and make smarter choices. Parents Can Make A Difference In Girl World Do you feel as though your adolescent daughter exists in a different world, speaking a different language and living by different laws? She does.
I read this book several years ago; I loved it then and I continue to recommend it to parents as a great guide to understanding the world of girls., Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Wiseman Defending Ourselves: Prevention, Self-Defense, and Recovery from Rape , offers parents a guide to navigating the adolescent landscape. Acting as a liaison between "Girl World" and "Planet Parent," Wiseman helps parents understand their daughters' friendships, the power of cliques and the roles of girls within them including Queen Bee, Sidekick, Torn Bystander, Messenger and Target. The second half concentrates on boys, sex and drugs as well as what to do if your daughter needs professional help. Within each chapter, "Check Your Baggage" sections challenge parents to recognize their own biases and remember what it was like when they were teens; as well, Wiseman offers scripts for discussing difficult issues and advice on how to deal with them. The author also forthrightly addresses the issue of homosexuality. To wit, a "Homophobic Questionnaire" that turns the tables on parents with questions such as "What do you think caused your heterosexuality? Back matter offers extensive resource listings including fiction and nonfiction titles, movies and helpful organizations and their Web sites.
Today is Apologies Day in Rosalind Wiseman's class -- so, naturally, when class lets out, the girls are crying. Not all 12 of them, but a good half. They stand around in the corridor, snuffling quietly but persistently, interrogating one another. And it's gonna be hard for her too, because if she doesn't do what they want her to do, the popular girls are gonna chuck her out, and they're gonna spread rumors about her or tell people stuff she told them. Wiseman's class is about gossip and cliques and ostracism and just plain meanness among girls.