FYI: Parents of Daughters

Tammy Finch, a child psychologist who has worked with Exploris to offer seminars and other activities for children, contacted us recently to let us know about a book reading coming up this Sunday by the author, Ana Homayoun. She sent the following, which can be found in it entirety at this link: http://e2.ma/message/r0mid/fj5zli

Interested in learning more about the challenges facing girls today? Please join us for the reading:

The Myth of the Perfect Girl:  Helping Our Daughters Find Authentic Success and Happiness in School and Life

Sunday, March 3 at 3 pm at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, NC

About the Book

New insights and practical solutions for overworked and stressed-out girls and their parents.

In today’s achievement culture, many girls seem to be doing remarkably well—excelling in honors and sports and attending top colleges in ever greater numbers—but beneath the surface, girls are stressed out and stretched too thin as they strive to be “perfect.” In their efforts to juggle schoolwork and extracurriculars, family life and social lives, friends and frenemies, as well as relationships online and IRL (in the real world), many girls begin to lose sight of who they really are, and instead work overtime to please their friends, parents, teachers, and others.

The book is filled with prescriptive solutions, collaborative exercises, tips, and strategies to help parents, educators, and even the girls themselves feel hopeful, optimistic and empowered to find personal satisfaction and promote overall wellness.

About the Author

Ana Homayoun (Duke ’01) is the founder of San Francisco Green Ivy Educational Consulting and the author of That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life and The Myth of the Perfect Girl: Helping Our Daughters Find Authentic Success and Happiness in School and Life. She has been a frequent presenter to teachers, parents and students on how to incorporate organization, time-management and personal purpose into the classroom and school community. She talks about the intersection of technology, socialization and learning in today’s school culture, and it’s effects on teens and young adults. She is a graduate of Duke University, and also holds a Masters in Counseling Psychology and Pupil Personnel Services Credential. She lives in San Francisco.

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