JoAnn Deak, Ph.D., is an international speaker, educator, and school
psychologist. She has spent more than 30 years helping children develop into confident and competent adults. She is a consultant to schools worldwide on issues of brain development, gender equity, and optimal learning environments for boys and girls. She is the author of two books, How Girls Thrive and Girls Will Be Girls: Raising Confident and Courageous Daughters.
From the author's website
This biography was last updated on 11/29/2010.
A note about the biographies
We try to keep BookBrowse's biographies both up to date and accurate. However, with over 2500 lives to keep track of it's inevitable that some won't be as current or as complete as we would like. So, please help us - if the information about a particular author is out of date, inaccurate or simply very short, and you know of a more complete source, please let us know. Authors and those connected with authors: If you wish to make changes to your bio, please send your complete biography as you would like it displayed so that we can replace the old with the new.
The following is an edited chat transcript with JoAnn Deak which took place in August 2002 at WrittenVoices.com.
Reproduced by permission of WrittenVoices.com.
birdlady33 : Where do parents draw the line when trying to introduce/suggest new activities/interests to children? When do they reach the point where children begin to perceive the suggestion as pressure?
JoAnn Deak : As long as it isn't pressure...
JoAnn Deak : It's all in the quantity of times you say it and your tone of voice.
birdlady33 : So suggest it once and then let it go?
sam : But sometimes the pressure comes from school and other parents
JoAnn Deak : It's important to 'taste' several things when you're young
Rusty : JoAnn, should you treat a girl who is particularly tomboyish any special way? Encourage/discourage her interests in boyish types ofplay?
Leslie : Do you basically feel your child be the guide for your parenting?
JoAnn Deak : but not eat everything on the smorgasbord!
Leslie : Can the parents be too soft though?
JoAnn Deak : Have you read the teeter totter theory of parenting.
birdlady33 : or end up being doormats?
sam : no, can you tell us about it?
Leslie : What is that theory?
JoAnn Deak : Health ...
Members read and review books ahead
of publication. See what they think
in First Impressions!
Visitors can view a lot of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only
Books are the carriers of civilization
Click Here to find out who said this, as well as discovering other famous literary quotes!
Solve this clue:
and be entered to win..
Books thatinspire you.Handpicked.
Books you'll stay up all night reading; books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, books that will expand your mind and inspire you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.