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Books about the Social World of Girls

Recommendations by Kris Vreeland Head of the Children’s Book Department at Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena, CA Click on a book to find it at VromansBookstore.com! All the World  by Liz Garton Scanlon (Ages: 4-Adult) Lyric art and poetry illustrate how we are interconnected and we are all the world and all of the world is all of…

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The Social World of Girls: A Resource Guide

These are some resources for parents dealing with girls’ changing social world. Clicking on the books will take you to their ordering pages on Amazon.com. For Parents of Elementary School Children Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children by Michael Thompson, Ph.D. and Catherine O’Neill Grace. Good Friends Are Hard to Find: Help…

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The Social World of Girls, Part 1

Cliques, popular girls, mean girls, rumors, gossip, exclusion, “behind my back,” secrets, bullying, whispering, being “in,” name-calling, glaring, “she turned her back,” being left out, bossy, being uninvited. When we spend time listening to girls, their stories–sooner or later–turn to their relational experiences. They share stories of profound and joyous connection and devastating betrayal and…

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