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Girls Without Limits

Girls Without Limits
Helping Girls Achieve Healthy Relationships, Academic Success, and Interpersonal Strength

January 2013 | 208 pages | Corwin
If adolescent girls agree on one thing, it's that adults don't "get" what's going on in their lives. Friendship drama, self-image, grades, dating, fear of failure—these pressures impose limits. So what can you do? How can you ensure each and every girl lives up to her potential?

"Be the adult who does understand," says Dr. Lisa Hinkelman. In Girls Without Limits, you'll gain new insight on how to

Understand the unique challenges girls face when dealing with social pressure, body image, boy trouble, academics, and career choices

Help girls develop skills and competencies to deal with these challenges

Empower girls to confront negative societal expectations and make healthy, positive decisions

Combining relevant research with revealing real-life stories and action strategies, Girls Without Limits will help you become a positive force in girls' lives in any capacity: as a teacher, counselor, advisor, or parent.

1. What's Really Going on For Girls and How Can We Help Them?
2. Girly Girls: Pretty, Pink, Skinny, and Sexy
3. Drama! Mean Girls and Real Housewives
4. Boys, Dating, and Danger
5. Looking Out for the Girls: Identifying and Preventing Sexual Violence
6. Smart Girls and Dumb Blondes
7. Lady Doctors and Male Nurses: Expanding Girls’ Career Aspirations
8. Girls’ Leadership in a Boy’s World
9. What Girls Want
10. What Girls Need

"As educators, we know that the wellbeing of our girls is critical. Revealing important research and reinforcing what we suspected, the author provides us with critical information that can be used in many facets of our work with adolescents."

Beth Madison, Principal
Robert Gray Middle School, Portland, OR

"Girls Without Limits is an excellent resource for school counselors, clinicians, teachers, parents, and all stakeholders committed to ensuring that girls reach their optimal potential. Dr. Lisa Hinkelman has done a phenomenal job capturing the voices and personal experiences of girls across the nation and translates their struggles into positive strategies that can result in prolific outcomes. It is a "must have" to help girls achieve healthy relationships, academic success, and interpersonal strength!"

Anita Young, Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins University, Rockville, MD

"Dr. Hinkelman's book encourages her audience to become literate in the language and culture of girls. As an educator, a coach, a mentor, and a father, the insights and strategies afforded here provide powerful tools to best support the efforts of the young women with whom I have the rich occasion to work. Together we will become stronger, more creative, and positive by attending to these insights. Dr. Hinkelman addresses well the challenges faced by girls today while affording her audience the tools and the courage necessary to undertake change."

Gregory Hodges, Director of International Learning
Trinity College School, ON, Canada

"Girls Without Limits is a welcome addition to books already on the market promising to help parents, educators, and staff working with girls to facilitate their healthy development. Hinkelman's advice, drawn from her own work with girls, is grounded in current research. While she emphasizes the important role that adults can and should play in helping girls reach their full potential, Hinkelman avoids characterizing girls as too vulnerable or needy. Instead she provides a roadmap for how girls and important adults in their lives can partner to foster girls' resilience during development."

Peggy Stubbs, Professor, Chair of Undergraduate Psychology
Chatham University

"Girls Without Limits is an outstanding must read for parents and educators of adolescent girls. Dr. Hinkelman's research is an eye opener for all!"

Theresa Pettis, Principal
Columbus City Preparatory School for Girls, Columbus City, OH

"Girls Without Limits is a unique guide to helping our girls navigate life in the 21stcentury. The time which has gone into the research for this book has paid off in a wonderful mosaic, a picture of life as a young girl during these challenging times. Experiencing this book gives hope that we can help girls by giving a voice to their individual struggles and fostering the resilience which has been there all along. As the national director of a counseling program which impacts over 40,000 students, I will encourage each of my counselors to read Dr. Hinkelman’s book."

Tisha Green-Rinker, National Director of Counseling
Connections Education

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