ERIC Number: ED381252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Raising Confident, Competent Daughters: Strategies for Parents.
Ransome, Whitney, Ed.; And Others
This booklet contains five essays designed to help parents raise confident, competent daughters. They focus on ways that parents can help their preadolescent and adolescent daughters: (1) speak up in class, articulate their thoughts, and speak with self-confidence in various academic and social situations; (2) develop an interest and aptitude for mathematics and science; (3) develop healthy peer relationships during the transition through adolescence; (4) participate in sports that allow them to develop physical fitness, determination, self-esteem, strategic thinking, and teamwork; and (5) develop self-esteem and self-confidence through discussions of gender roles and stereotypes portrayed in the family, literature, the mass media, and school. Specific activities that parents can undertake with their daughters are presented. (MDM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Athletics, Daughters, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Peer Relationship, Science Activities, Self Esteem, Sex Fairness, Sex Stereotypes
National Coalition of Girls' Schools, 228 Main Street, Concord, MA 01742.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Coalition of Girls' Schools, Concord, MA.
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