Dr. Lisa Machoian,
a former Harvard University researcher and lecturer, offers
lifesaving solutions for parents, educators, counselors,
others working with girls, and for teens themselves.
peers, and even parents send teenage girls dangerously
conflicting messages about what it means to look and
act just right and to be good, hip, attractive, and
desired. Frighteningly, everyday events can start a
teen on a downward spiral. The growing rate of depression
in teens is alarming, and parents and adults must understand
the difference between “adolescent angst” and
trouble. The Disappearing Girl explores:
silence reflects a girl’s desperate wish for
inclusion, not isolation
signals of problem behavior
in dating, friendships, school, and family
of girls' hope
Machoian also offers guidance for:
and other adults—on
starting meaningful conversations with girls
and helping them navigate mixed messages in their lives,
develop their identity, make healthy decisions, and
build resilience that will empower them throughout
including the Emotional First-Aid Kit, that girls can
do with friends, alone, or with adults for self-expression,
to de-stress, to cope, and to build a positive and
strong sense of self, identity and character.
Combining twenty years of research, teaching, psychotherapy,
and working with parents, teachers, therapists, social
workers, counselors, caregivers, and teens, Dr. Machoian's The Disappearing Girl, based on the girls telling their
own stories, explores teen depression, and provides essential
guidance for helping the girls we love.
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Machoian’s heart is with girls, and she writes
brilliantly about them. Showing us how girls can disappear,
she also shows us how to prevent it. This is a hopeful
book—for parents, teachers, therapists, and also for
—Carol Gilligan, Ph.D. NYU Professor, and author of In a Different
Voice, and The Birth of Pleasure
Machoian has done us a great service by shining a light
on the struggles that infuse the lives of so many teenage
girls. This insightful and important book is a must read
for all those relating to girls."
author of Odd Girl Out
book brings a fresh perspective and invaluable
research to a difficult and complex issue. Dr.
Machoian understands and cares about girls, and
her writing is compassionate and clear."
—Rosalind Wiseman, author of Queen Bees and Wannabes
it's here: We've been waiting for a book to provide
a clear understanding of what interferes with the robust
development of girls. But more importantly, Lisa Machoian
takes us that final step beyond understanding to doing
something to change the downward spiral of many adolescent
girls. EVERYONE who knows a girl needs to read this."
Deak, Ph. D. Author of Girls Will Be Girls: Raising
Confident and Courageous Daughters, and How Girls Thrive