An emotional story written by a survivor of the commercial sex industry. At thirteen, Lloyd was abducted and became a victim of that very industry. She eventually broke free from her “pimp and past.” She currently works with adult woman in the sex industry and founded her own non-profit.
Leela loves to do yoga. She could do all sorts of poses, but there was one pose she couldn’t do. Every time Leela tried to do a headstand…KERPLUNK!
This book explores the themes of acceptance, resilience, and self-compassion and offers the message that just because we may experience a failure does not mean that we are a failure. Written as a counterpoint to the message of The Little Engine that Could, Happiness Doesn’t Come from Headstands is a story about a girl who tries her best, but still falls down. Through the process she learns that happiness is not determined by external achievement. Through accepting our limitations and celebrating our efforts, even in the face of failure, peace can be found.
This newly revised book explores the hidden culture of aggression in girls. It illuminates the subtle ways in which girls express anger, and uncovers the inner workings of cliques, exposing the hidden jealousies, competition, and emotional abuse that often takes place between close friends. It also examines school attitudes toward female bullying.
It’s not easy to be a teen girl, and it’s definitely not easy parenting one. Parents everywhere struggle to respond appropriately to challenging behavior, hit-or-miss communication, and fluctuating moods commonly exhibited by teenage girls. More than previous generations, today’s teen girls face a daunting range of stressors that put them at risk for a range of serious issues, including self-harming behaviors, substance abuse, eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. Is it any wonder that parents are overwhelmed?
Lisa Damour, Ph.D., director of the internationally renowned Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls, pulls back the curtain on the teenage years and shows why your daughter’s erratic and confusing behavior is actually healthy, necessary, and natural. Untangled explains what’s going on, prepares parents for what’s to come, and lets them know when it’s time to worry.
**Paperback is due for release April 4, 2017
**Hardcover is available for purchase now