With profound empathy and welcome humor, Stephanie Pierson, a writer whose own daughter, now a sophomore at Columbia University is successfully recovering from an eating disorder and Phyllis Cohen, CSW, a New York psychotherapist who has treated teens for more than two decades, speak with one voice directly to mothers who are trying to help their daughters navigate the difficult years of adolescence.
They explain that the better a mother understands her daughter and the more familiar she is with body image issues, the easier it will be for her to protect her daughter from potential problems, solve existing ones and exert a strong positive influence on the bumpy passage from childhood to adulthood. (Not to mention, occasionally get a good night’s sleep.) Put simply: a mother’s job is to figure out what isn’t working and why. You Have to Say I’m Pretty, You’re My Mother gives her the tools to do this.
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