Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Book Review - Princess Recovery
Raising independent, confident girls today is not easy - but concerned parents can curb the outside world's influence on their daughters. With expert child psychologist's Dr. Hartstein's unique program, parents can counteract society's pressure without making their girls live in a bubble. "Princess Recovery" will help parents raise strong, sweet daughters when they: encourage them to pursue their passion with industry and intelligence; establish high but realistic expectations of themselves and their future; provide context for problematic influences - from the media to prissy peers; and, build a mutual trust that will withstand adolescent growing pains. With this plan, parents can bring balance, confidence, and self-sufficiency into their daughters' lives without denying them a modern, vibrant childhood.
About the Author
Jennifer L. Hartstein, PsyD, child and adolescent psychologist, is a regular correspondent for The Early Show. She has also appeared on Fox News, The Today Show, and Headline News. Dr. Hartstein uses a variety of treatment approaches that promote strong self-awareness, distress tolerance, and acceptance. She lives in New York City.
My Take on the Book
As a father of two girls I am always looking for advice on how best to help my girls live well adjusted lives and I was amazed to find that this book has so much within it to help all of us who are Dads of Divas. With the world being what it is these days I am always concerned about my daughters' self esteem as well as what they see in the media as I know that for some girls the portrayal of women does not always provide for self-empowerment. This book addresses this and so many more issues in a way all can understand. I also have to say that I loved the fact that the writer knew her stuff. As someone who has been studying this for some time she provides down-to-earth examples and advice for all without coming across as preaching or as talking down to her audience. This was a great book that I would highly recommend to all!
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