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What's So Bad about Being Good?: How to Have Fun, Survive the Preteen Years, and Remain True to Yourself

By Harriet S. Mosatche

Three Rivers Press (CA), Paperback, 9780761532897, 240pp.

Publication Date: June 14, 2001

A Girl's Guide to Growing Up
Being a girl is a lot of fun most of the time. But some days are really difficult. Dealing with a body that is changing before everyone's eyes, increasing amounts of schoolwork, boys, other girls, friends, makeup, clothing, parents. Wow Life as a preteen or early-teen girl is tough, and that's why every girl has questions about growing up. Fortunately, now you have some help.
"Girls: What's So Bad About Being Good?" is your new guide to surviving those trying times and feeling good about yourself in the end. Inside, a mom and her daughter who's about the same age as you team up to help you figure out what's really important in life and how you can become the person you want to be. You'll find some great ways to handle emotional issues and deal with daily crises as you discover how to:
.Develop a positive self-image
.Maintain healthy relationships with parents, friends, and boys
.Deal with peer pressure, bullies, brats, and violence
.Dream big and turn those dreams into reality
.And so much more
"A lively, relevant, and valuable resource that can not only empower but also help girls keep open the lines of communication with the important adults in their lives." Marty Evans, national executive director, Girl Scouts of the USA
"A great book for preteen girls The best of both worlds with the smarts of a mom and a daughter " Karen Bokram, editor in chief, "Girls' Life" magazine.

About the Author
Harriet S. Mosatche, Ph.D., and Karen Unger, M.A., are the authors of "Too Old for This, Too Young for That: Your Survival Guide for the Middle-School Years. "Dr. Mosatche is the senior director of Research and Programming for Girl Scouts of the USA. She and her daughter write a popular advice column on Unger is a writer, editor, and former manager of program development for the Girl Scouts.

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A Girl's Guide to Growing Up