Why is she not more responsible? When will she find her passion and sense of direction? Why does she make excuses for not doing better, instead of applying herself to the fullest? Reading Stressed-out Girls , we learn how girls coming of age today feel scrutinized and stressed by the myriad of great expectations and pressures to grow up which surround them. In this revealing, well-researched, and brilliant book, which includes many wise testimonials of youth, Dr. Roni Cohen-Sandler exposes the primary sources of girls' stress, including the well-meaning adults who are trying to 'help'. This guidebook should be required reading for parents, teachers and counselors alike, transforming our approaches to the young women entrusted to us.

Dr. Lyn Sommer, Clinical psychologist and mother of three daughters