By idealizing and rewarding the Good Girl, we teach girls to become people-pleasing shadows of themselves, thus limiting their power and potential. In this podcast I talk with Rachel Simmons, author of The Curse of The Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence (The Penguin Press, 2009), about the long-lasting negative impact of a culture that prizes nice over real and how parents, teachers and coaches can help girls push back.
About Rachel Simmons
Rachel Simmons is the author of the New York Times bestseller Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls (Harcourt, 2002), the first book to explore the phenomenon of bullying among girls. Rachel works internationally with girls, parents, and teachers to develop strategies to address bullying and to empower girls. A Rhodes scholar, Rachel Simmons is the founding director of the Girls’ Leadership Institute in Santa Cruz, CA
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