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Alpha Girls

Understanding the New American Girl and How She Is Changing the World

By Dan Kindlon

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  • Published in USA  Sep 2006,
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There is a new type of teenage girl growing up in America today, and she is having a profound and beneficial influence on society. Thats the conclusion of Dr. Dan Kindlon, the widely respected. Part of the first generation that is reaping the full benefits of the womens movement, todays American girl is maturing with a new sense of possibility and psychological emancipation. Dr. Kindlon provides us with an in-depth portrait of the alpha girl - a born leader who is ready to explode into adulthood and make her mark on the world and, by her example, serve as an inspiration for women everywhere.

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"With comprehensive chapters on alpha girls at work, in love and in the family, this study is a must-have for anyone looking to understand the upcoming generation's driven, confident and successful females." - PW

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Dan Kindlon Author Biography

Dan Kindlon, Ph.D., a member of the Harvard University faculty for over fifteen years, teaches child psychology and conducts research in child development. A leading clinical and research psychologist specializing in behavioral problems in children and adolescents, Dr. Kindlon has focused on the diagnosis and treatment of emotional issues, learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders in over 20 years of clinical practice. He is the author of many articles in scientific journals and several books, including Alpha Girls, Raising Cain, Too Much of a Good Thing, and Tough Times, Strong Children. Dr. Kindlon lectures widely to groups of parents, educators, and mental health professionals, and has made many national media appearances, including on The Today Show, 20/20, CNN, ...

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