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The Minds of Girls


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Michael Gurian is a marriage and family counselor in private practice, the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-eight books, and co-founder of the Gurian Institute. He has been called "the people's philosopher" for his ability to combine scientific research and people's everyday lives."


"The Minds of Girls is a very important book. In powerful prose and filled with practical strategies, it takes a fresh look at raising and educating our daughters in a new and complex world. Brain science is key to this book and Gurian's ability to match science with real life is a blessing. I recommend this book to anyone living or working with girls and women." --Daniel Amen, M.D., New York Times Bestselling Author of Memory Rescue and Unleash the Power of the Female Brain"Michael Gurian's work in the field of gender is at the leading edge of our profession and can significantly affect the field of psychology." --Tracey J. Shors, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Center for Collaborative Neuroscience, Rutgers UniversityFrom the beginning of time, parents and sensitive teachers have observed differences in the behavior, learning styles, and focused interests of girls and boys. Defying the political correctness that is today's common wisdom, Gurian and the contributing authors draw on emerging neuro-scientific data to justify these perceptions. While never allowing us to lose sight of the reality of individual differences, they suggest creative ways to modify the learning environment to encourage a broader spectrum of achievement in both gender groups. --Edward Zigler, Ph.D., Sterling Professor of Psychology, Yale University; one of the original planners of the national Head Start programNurture the Nature is a beautifully written guide to raising children. It is as scientifically sound as it is humane. Michael Gurian provides invaluable insight into how understanding our children's unique core natures can help us raise happy, successful, and emotionally fulfilled children." Leadership and the Sexes is extremely valuable in two ways. Not only can everyone recognize something of themselves in it, but its numerous engaging examples of communication between women and men will help people interpret communication in the workplace more effectively. --Sandra F. Witelson, Ph.D., Albert Einstein/Irving Zucker Chair in Neuroscience, Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster UniversityIt's a Baby Girl! is thoughtfully research-based, yet perceptively practical for any parent who has just been blessed by the gift of a girl. Parents will close the book truly understanding why boys and girls are different in so many ways, and how to nurture the nature of their daughter." -- Fay E. Brown, Ph.D., Director of Child and Adolescent Development Program, Yale UniversityI found the The Wonder of Girls to be a wonderful addition to the literature already available on raising girls. What I liked best was its constant correlation of developing biology in women to their psychological struggles, giving the authenticity that is sorely needed. I heartily endorse this new balanced way to understand how wonderful the capacities of girls and women are, and so vital to the nurturing of their infants, families and society. Bravo! --Deborah Sichel, M.D., author of Women's Moods: What Every Woman Must Know About Hormones, the Brain, and Emotional Health Leadership and the Sexes unlocks gender truths for the workplace. Every business-man or woman needs to read this book! -- Louann Brizendine, M.D., Neuro-psychiatrist and Clinical Professor, University of California-San Francisco; author of The Female Brain and The Male Brain

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