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Torn between the desire for your daughter (and/or son, truth be told) to succeed and the concern about losing your kiddo in the process? This book is for you. In "Enough As She Is,"girl expert Rachel Simmons takes our succeed-at-all-costs culture head-on, exposing the damage it inflicts and giving guidance on how to help your child experience true success without getting sucked in to the demands of unreasonable societal expectations. EASI provides reinforcement to listen to your gut and let your child follow her (his) heart. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. I'm the mom of bright kids, and I want the opportunities of the world for them. At the same time, I am appalled by the resume-building expected of *children* and by the pressure to market our kids so that they can succeed. EASI is reassurance that being genuine and true still leads to meaningful success.
This is the best book I’ve read in a long time. I bought it thinking that it would be useful to me in the way I serve as a role model to the girls in my life, but actually, it’s becoming incredibly eye opening about my own behaviors and what I notice in the women around me. This book is written and marketed towards girls, but I think it is invaluable to women as well. I’ve learned so much and I can assure you that this beautiful ok will change the way you think about yourself and the way you can support the girls in your life. Enjoy it! It’s a gem. In addition to reading the book I listened to the audiobook and it was great.
Every parent caught up in getting their daughter into a "good" school should read this book. It's not for folks who are willing to pay anything to achieve that end but for those who channel their high-achieving daughters into a perpetual cycle of academics, sports, arts and good works in order to impress admissions officers. The author resigned from a Rhodes scholarship to lead a more authentic life, so that tells you something about her point of view. I recommend it to parents all the time.
This book is spot-on when it comes to identifying some of the problems that adolescent girls face today. But what is most helpful about this book is that it helps parents solve some of these problems with their girls. Not only do I feel better informed about what my tween daughter is facing, but I feel better prepared to help her thrive during adolescence and emerge from it with confidence and joy.
A well-written, thorough, wise, and sensible look at what girls are experiencing today and what they need from the adults in their lives. As a girls school teacher, I can’t recommend this highly enough. It should be added that there is much in this book that is useful to parents and teachers of kids of all genders.
I love this book! As a 30 year old non mother who works with high school girl with mental health issue this book is dead on. Not only is it so true to girls but helps use manage our own behaviors to support the future generation.
Anyone who works with girls, has a girl, is a girl, was a girl, knows a girl or wants to make a difference for a girl should check this one out. All the stuff that I see, hear and talk with girls about every day in my work is so beautifully put together here. Highly recommend.
Another phenomenal book by Rachel Simmons. I feel as though she knows me, knows my daughter, and is speaking directly to us. I have highlighted so many phrases, sentences and, in some instances, entire pages to refer back to as we move from the end of middle school into the high school years.