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Choices & Careers; Free to Choose: Parenting Daughters - Unit for Adults. Leaders Guide.
Finley, Cathaleen; Wolf, Delores
The more a girl discusses an idea, the more likely she is to believe and practice the idea. With this as a basic premise, this document (prepared for parents and adult leaders) lists discussion topics or other kinds of activities that will help young girls explore several concepts. (1) Many forces tell a girl that she needs to improve or change her body image, thus lessening her self concept. Girls need to be proud of their bodies as they are. (2) Women have not had equal opportunities in athletics. Often women do not take pride in a strong body. A strong body can help a girl face the world with courage. (3) One of the myths of society is that girls are to be successful as housewives and men are to be successful in the world of work. (4) Some people label men and women with different kinds of characteristics. (5) At about junior high age girls' grades begin to drop and they begin to view themselves as preparing for a role as a mate and childbearer rather than for a career. (6) The socialization of girls is also influenced by parents, schools, and the media. (Author/DS)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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Sponsor: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Univ. Extension.