Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Apr 1, 2003 - Psychology - 304 pages
REVISED AND UPDATED
WITH NEW MATERIAL ON CYBERBULLYING AND
HELPING GIRLS HANDLE THE DANGERS OF LIFE ONLINE

When Odd Girl Out was first published, it became an instant bestseller and ignited a long-overdue conversation about the hidden culture of female bullying. Today the dirty looks, taunting notes, and social exclusion that plague girls’ friendships have gained new momentum in cyberspace.

In this updated edition, educator and bullying expert Rachel Simmons gives girls, parents, and educators proven and innovative strategies for navigating social dynamics in person and online, as well as brand new classroom initiatives and step-by-step parental suggestions for dealing with conventional bullying. With up-to-the-minute research and real-life stories, Odd Girl Out continues to be the definitive resource on the most pressing social issues facing girls today.

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User Review  - Hil07 - LibraryThing

An absolute must-read for anyone who has or works with kids. Simmons's research into the how and why of the "mean girl" phenomenon will open your eyes to what's really going on in our schools and in girls' lives--and what we can do about it. Read full review

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User Review  - Marlene-NL - LibraryThing

This book did open my eyes and not in a positive way. To be honest I was kind of shocked but the author is right about lots of things. Especially how girls use each other and how they do not want to confront others. Very interesting read. Read full review

Contents

About the Book
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About the Author
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Discussion Questions
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Tips to Further Enhance Your Reading of Odd Girl Out
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RACHEL SIMMONS, best-selling author of Odd Girl Speaks Out and The Curse of the Good Girl, is an educator and cofounder of the Girls Leadership Institute. A Rhodes Scholar, she has appeared on Today, Oprah, and other major shows, including her own PBS special, and writes frequently for Teen Vogue.
www.rachelsimmons.com

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