How to help--and how not to hinder--your teenage daughter's healthy development as she prepares to step into her own circle of power.
Today's teen girls face pressures such as an increase in mental health concerns, mounting demands to be both beautiful and successful, and addiction to social media and the approval of others, all of which can result in a damaging decline in personal satisfaction and self-esteem.
Rooted, Resilient, and Ready explores how today's teen girl assembles her identity through the interweaving of genetics, family, and friends, and the masks she may feel she needs to wear to be accepted, such as the super girl, the invisible girl, or the cool girl. The book counters the negative cultural messages and potential for disordered eating that affect a teen's body image and guides parents through Lindsay Sealey's three-part approach to a happier, healthier teen: food, fitness, fun.
Balancing research with practical advice and interviews, Sealey encourages parents to nurture the process of their teen's development and guide their teen girls even though they may often feel out of step with them.
Journeying with teen girls from lost and let-down to fierce and fearless, Rooted, Resilient, and Ready gives parents the tools to prepare their daughters to step into their power and potential, choosing progress over perfection, security over uncertainty, happiness over self-pity, and authenticity over conformity.
"Kind and straightforward, this is the book I wish my parents had read!"
—Kate T. Parker, author of Strong is the New Pretty
"Rooted, Resilient, and Ready offers smart, contemporary analysis and advice about parenting today's teen girls, and is packed with recent research as well as practical tips."
—Madeleine Shaw, founder and board chair of United Girls of the World Society
"Adolescence is a profound period of development during which teen girls need to thrive rather than just survive! Rooted, Resilient, and Ready is exactly the roadmap parents of teen girls have been waiting for so that they can provide the perfect balance of safe harbour and launching pad. A must-read!"
—Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, R. Psych., author of Parenting Right From the Start
"Sealey's book provides incredible insight into what teenage girls are navigating in this day and age and will help you empower the young girls in your life."
—Heather Moyse, two-time Olympic gold medallist, speaker, and bestselling author of Redefining "Realistic"