Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls

Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls

An urgently needed guide to the alarming increase in anxiety and stress experienced by girls from elementary school through college, from the New York Times bestselling author of Untangled ?An invaluable read for anyone who has girls, works with girls, or cares about girls?for everyone!??Claire Shipman, author of The Confidence Code and The Confidence Code for Girls Though An urgently needed guide to the alarming increase in anxiety and stress experienced by girls from eleme...

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Title:Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls
Author:Lisa Damour
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:B07D23HK1J
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:252 pages pages

Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls Reviews

  • Michelle
    Mar 05, 2019
    I highly recommend this book for people with girls or who work with girls! ...
  • Alice
    Jun 03, 2019
    Another great book for parents of girls (though as a parent of boys, I found the information applicable and helpful). I love the reframe of anxiety that Lisa Damour provides in this book. We need to be teaching our children that anxiety is a normal body experience and outside of extrem...
  • Stephanie
    Mar 26, 2019
    An absolute must-read for all parents of daughters. ...
  • Megan - Alohamora Open a Book
    May 10, 2019
    "Focus on who, not what, your child will become." 4.5 out of 5 stars. Fantastic book, and a great read for those that work with or parent teenage girls. I feel like I learned a ton, got a new perspective on some things, will want to reread many other things, and in general feel...
  • Denise
    Mar 26, 2019
    Are you a parent? Read this. Do you have any consistent interaction with girls or young women? Read this. Once you finish, let's have coffee. The book is directed to parents of girls growing up in the current environment of intense emotional and practical pressures. Without fitti...
  • Heather
    May 08, 2019
    Good food for thought with the content. IMO much of it applies to boys also. Some author tone a little annoying and too personal. ...
  • Jess Clayton
    Mar 03, 2019
    Our teens, especially girls today, are under way more pressure than we were at that age. People are quick to say girls have "anxiety issues" when it's actually unnecessary pressure put on them at too young of an age. Dr. Damour's expertise in this area as a therapist and school counsel...
  • Catherine Corson
    Mar 03, 2019
    I think Lisa Damour gives the best parenting advice for raising adolescent girls. This would be 5 stars in the parenting department except that I don't think it really adds much to the combination of her first book. Untangled, and her NYT column on parenting girls. ...
  • Gretchen
    Mar 04, 2019
    To quote my graduate advisor, "This piece is less magical than [her] first." My 13-year-old daughter and I both appreciated Untangled and took many nuggets it from it that have informed some of our behavior and decisions, large and small. Parts of Under Pressure feel spot-on to me a...
  • Lynn
    Mar 28, 2019
    This is a really good book about anxiety/stress and girls. While it doesn't discuss boys there are definitely some things you can apply to both sexes. If you have a girl anywhere from upper elementary on to their late teens this is a useful book about how to help girls navigate the wor...
  • Patsye
    Feb 23, 2019
    This is a fabulous book and should be required reading for all parents of girls, teachers of girls, youth pastors, counselors, and anyone who works with girls. Lisa Damour does a wonderful job of breaking it down, illustrating her points with real-life examples, and giving practical ad...
  • Riegs
    Dec 27, 2018
    **Received review copy from publisher via Goodreads Giveaways.** 4.5 stars. I was pleasantly surprised by Under Pressure. As a middle-school educator, and an adult woman living with anxiety, I recognized many of the patterns Lisa Damour described. (Like, damn Lisa. Stop telling ever...
  • Alyssa Yoder
    Jun 20, 2019
    This book is chock-full of calm, practical, doable advice for managing stress. I learned for myself as well as for my children. One big caveat: if you are a fairly conservative Christian as I am, you will not agree with all her advice. But there's so much good stuff here that I'm givin...
  • Jessi
    Feb 19, 2019
    Full disclosure, I got this book for free in exchange for a review, and I was feeling kinda meh about reading it. That said, once I started it, I quickly went from "oh well, this is fine" to "I am never letting go of this book" within a few pages. I want it known first of all that t...
  • Bob
    Apr 07, 2019
    Summary: A book on responding constructively to stress and anxiety so that it stretches and builds resilience in girls, and empowers them to alleviate unhealthy stress and anxiety. School age children are reporting more stress and anxiety than ever. This is especially true among gir...
  • Jennifer
    May 06, 2019
    This was a good basic introduction into tween and teen stress and anxiety with anecdotal suggestions on how to help your daughter deal. Nothing too ground breaking but there were definitely some relatable points and a good list of resources in the back of the book. ...
  • Leslie
    Feb 05, 2019
    Having previously read Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood by Dr. Lisa D'Amour, when I had the opportunity to read her newest book Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls I knew I needed to do so. Anyone who h...
  • Audrey Monke
    Jan 31, 2019
    Adding this to my ?must read? book list for anyone who is parenting daughters or working with girls. Damour offers a new way to view stress and anxiety - one that acknowledges that there is healthy stress (the kind we feel when we take on new challenges) and there is unhealthy stre...
  • Jennifer
    Feb 26, 2019
    Anxiety affects our daughters in frightening ways. However, Dr. Lisa Damour's book "Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls" addresses common causes of stress and anxiety and offers tips that help parents and girls manage these causes in effective and un...
  • PEI Public Library Service
    Apr 26, 2019
    Lisa Damour's new book, "Under Pressure: confronting the epidemic of stress and anxiety in girls", is a tool for parents to educate themselves about the nature of anxiety and strategies for dealing with their daughters' stress levels. Stress and anxiety at healthy levels are catalysts ...
  • Stacy
    May 23, 2019
    There is much to be gleaned from the research and anecdotes shared in this book. I appreciated addressing contemporary issues with a focus on older teens, though, I think there is much to be appreciated in negotiating relationships and social media for adults, too. Some notables: ...
  • Mama's
    Feb 04, 2019
    The importance of this book cannot be overstated. Whether you're a parent, grandparent, teacher, or caretaker of a girl, the information contained within the pages of Under Pressure is invaluable. Dr. Damour wrote an engaging book with excellent insight into the workings of young ladie...
  • Jen
    Mar 19, 2019
    Excellent, practical advice and written so well. Great follow up to her first book, highly recommend! ...
  • Jen Knapp
    Jun 03, 2019
    Here are some good takeaways: -"Pushing ourselves past familiar limits builds our capacities in the same way that runners prepare for marathons by gradually extending the distances at which they train." -"Why expend energy fighting an immutable reality?" ?> "practice accepta...
  • Gabrielle Taylor
    Jun 01, 2019
    Excellent book on the stress and anxiety. Great and sensible suggestions. Perfect for parents and their daughters. ...
  • Nessy Dimitrova
    Jun 30, 2019
    I read this book thanks to Blinkist. The key message in these blinks: Girls face particular challenges, both at school and in society at large, which can negatively impact their stress and anxiety levels. However, with the right support from the adults in their lives, the adverse...
  • Jennifer
    Jun 30, 2019
    Dr. Damour begins her book by sharing the framework through which we should look at stress and anxiety. Stress and anxiety have a bad reputation, and it's important to remember that stress and anxiety are often healthy for us. She says, "Stress is what happens when we operate at the ed...
  • Abby
    Jan 31, 2019
    This second book by Dr. Laura Damour, Under Pressure, focuses on how to deal with the stress and anxiety that plague our daughters today. Dr. Damour brings her signature writing style into this book, too, using a warm friendly tone, anecdotes, humor, relatable examples, and suggestions...
  • R
    Jan 22, 2019
    This was such an interesting and informative book about anxiety and stress. The information, interspersed with case studies, was well written and well researched. Lisa Damour gave solid advice and helpful steps to curtail the anxiety before it escalated to a full blown attack.The a...
  • Leigh Leigh Witzling
    Mar 09, 2019
    Nothing earth-shattering. Practical and useful for parents and therapists, but centered around white, cis, straight girls with a few token "diversity" pages at the end. The first 50 pages or so on strategies for approaching conflicts between teen girls are most helpful. ...