Few books have been published recently that truly explore differences among girls--too often we are focusing attention on girl-boy differences. Cohen-Sandler's timely and relevant research and its accompanying practical suggestions truly takes the area of girls psychology deeper in a way that will help critically examine cultural norms. Understanding the five groups of girls who are at risk for serious stress and adjustment difficulties will help teachers, counselors, parents, and girls themselves better balance modern pressures for adolescents. If you care about girls, read this book!

Norrine L. Russell, Ph.D. , Executive Director, The Ophelia Project~Tampa Bay