I’m loving today’s show – it’s all about anxiety and girls, with bestselling author Dr. Lisa Damour. Her new book has just been released: Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls.
We discuss what’s normal and actually beneficial for teen girls when it comes to stress and anxiety, when you should worry, as well as the options available for talking with girls and young women to reduce their stress and anxiety on everything from embracing their bodies, dating, to setting boundaries.
We also get into an important conversation on microaggressions and racism — pressures from our culture girls can’t control, but we as parents and helping professionals can help all girls get through.
Listen here to Episode 109 here:
Lisa Damour writes the monthly Adolescence column for the New York Times, serves as a regular contributor to CBS News, maintains a private psychotherapy practice, consults and speaks internationally, is a Senior Advisor to the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University, and serves as the Executive Director of Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls.