Podcast Themes: Girls Health and Well-Being
Episode 109: Under Pressure – How Anxiety Shows Up for Today’s Teen Girls and How Parents Can Help with Lisa Damour, PhD
I’m talking about anxiety and girls with Dr. Lisa Damour, author of the new book: 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.
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Episode 70: Enough As She Is – Helping Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards with bestselling author Rachel Simmons
Attention anyone who wants to see girls succeed: tune in to this conversation with bestselling author Rachel Simmons.
Her latest, “Enough As She Is: How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live Healthy, Happy and Fulfilling Lives” serves as the backdrop for our chat.
Rachel’s research shows girl’s competence does not equal confidence. Girls have never been more anxious and overwhelmed, feeling that no matter how hard they try, they will never be good enough.
Episode 31: Intimate Justice with Bestselling Author Peggy Orenstein, Girls and Sex
How do we teach our daughters to respect their bodies, while still being curious about their sexuality? What do you say to a 2 or 3 year old in the bath? Would you tell a 10-year-old what the clitoris is for?
If you’re squirming in your chair, so am I, but this is important issue if we really want our kids to normalize sex. Body liberation and sexual liberation go hand in hand. Find out why Peggy Orenstein, bestselling author of Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape and Cinderella Ate My Daughter, thinks we all gotta start doing a whole lot more talking to our kids and teens about what’s normal with our bodies and in sex for everyone’s health and well-being.