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Helping Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Help today's girls deal with the demands of the modern day.
Air Date: 5/15/18
Duration: 24:16
Host: Holly Lucille, RN, ND
Guest Bio: Rachel Simmons, Author
Rachel SimmonsRachel Simmons is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls, and The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence. Rachel works internationally to empower women and girls to be more authentic, assertive and self-aware.

The co-founder of Girls Leadership, she is a Leadership Development Specialist at Smith College, and is the Girls Research Scholar in Residence at the Hewitt School in New York. She has previously worked as a classroom teacher in Massachusetts and South Africa.

Rachel was the host of the PBS television special, “A Girl’s Life,” and her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Atlantic, and Slate. She has appeared on Oprah and is a regular contributor to Good Morning America and Time. Odd Girl Out was adapted into a highly acclaimed Lifetime television movie. Rachel lives in western Massachusetts with her daughter.
  • Book Title: ENOUGH AS SHE IS: How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live Healthy, Happy, and Fulfilling Lives
Helping Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards
Today’s girls are trying to be everything to everyone. Conflicting values and external demands take their toll on them. These young women become anxious, depressed and sleep deprived.

Overthinking is a huge issue for teen girls. It peaks in young adulthood. Talk to girls about their concerns to help with overthinking.

The young woman of today is told to be a scholar, athlete, and model. These demanding expectations are stressful.

Parents need to reflect on their own challenges before teaching things to their kids. Your kids are still watching you when you make mistakes. Beware the negative self talk.

Examine what success means to you. Talk to your girls about how they view success after considering your own values. Help your children find purpose instead of passion.

Listen as Rachel Simmons joins Dr. Holly Lucille to share how to be a better friend to the young ladies in your life.