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Why us?

We have worked with parents, professionals, and clergy to help girls. Here is what they say about us!

This book really does help

The description of this book is true to form. It really does cover all aspects of what a young girl transitioning into a teenager needs to know to be able to better cope with life on all levels. It deals with body image, which is a profound problem for young girls, even at this age developing Bulimia to be able to fit that expected body image from their peer group - but it is so much more. It gives girls the tools to converse with anyone albeit friends, parents etc. I think this is truly an exceptional manual that can be useful in all relations that a young to teenage girl encounters and for herself personally. I think it is an exceptional manual for anyone and can be used in any professional setting. I especially liked the section on mother/daughter conversations. This would have been so helpful to me as the rebellious teenager that I was.

-Lonni
2017-04-15T10:38:57+00:00
The description of this book is true to form. It really does cover all aspects of what a young girl transitioning into a teenager needs to know to be able to better cope with life on all levels. It deals with body image, which is a profound problem for young girls, even at this age developing Bulimia to be able to fit that expected body image from their peer group - but it is so much more. It gives girls the tools to converse with anyone albeit friends, parents etc. I think this is truly an exceptional manual that can be useful in all relations that a young to teenage girl encounters and for herself personally. I think it is an exceptional manual for anyone and can be used in any professional setting. I especially liked the section on mother/daughter conversations. This would have been so helpful to me as the rebellious teenager that I was. -Lonni

Peggy McFarland is a great author that alerts you to a tremendous amount of …,

I have never before read a book that was as fascinating and informational as this one! Peggy McFarland is a great author that alerts you to a tremendous amount of real time problems facing us as we raise our girls in this strange and never before experienced world. I was stunned to learn, through her own research, shocking statistics and years of personal therapy with young girls that they are being abused by society, social media and even sex education programs. It is refreshing to learn from the experts she quotes and her amazing program of teaching our moms and dads, and the girls themselves ways to counter balance what they see, read and hear.

Peggy is a no nonsense writer that says it like it is! Girls will lose their entire foundation of happiness if they begin boy/girl relationships before they actually invest the years in finding "the self." Find out the statistics of those who are most happy in their childhood and clear into their marriage and why. And then, how we can reverse the effects of poor computer use and peer pressure.

Why do girls hate their bodies? Seems like it starts very young. This book hones in on this catastrophic problem and how to teach them good self esteem. I am also a therapist, and I can say I have a whole file cabinet with problems addressed in this fantastic book! I would hope that those who "get this book" will hand feed, if necessary, those that matter: parents, teachers, therapists, clergymen, and those in critical places controlling colleges and universities with decent moral values. Hold Classes! Teach teachers! Talk to parents and grand parents! Get this book into our schools and churches!

Thank you, Peggy! For bringing my attention to the information in this book! And for giving us a way out--a way to specifically teach and guide
each beautiful darling to a happier, more informed way of life. I have raised six daughters myself and I wish I could have had this book to aid me in my parenting years! Lets give these girls back their own power!

- SSH
2017-04-15T10:41:03+00:00
I have never before read a book that was as fascinating and informational as this one! Peggy McFarland is a great author that alerts you to a tremendous amount of real time problems facing us as we raise our girls in this strange and never before experienced world. I was stunned to learn, through her own research, shocking statistics and years of personal therapy with young girls that they are being abused by society, social media and even sex education programs. It is refreshing to learn from the experts she quotes and her amazing program of teaching our moms and dads, and the girls themselves ways to counter balance what they see, read and hear. Peggy is a no nonsense writer that says it like it is! Girls will lose their entire foundation of happiness if they begin boy/girl relationships before they actually invest the years in finding "the self." Find out the statistics of those who are most happy in their childhood and clear into their marriage and why. And then, how we can reverse the effects of poor computer use and peer pressure. Why do girls hate their bodies? Seems like it starts very young. This book hones in on this catastrophic problem and how to teach them good self esteem. I am also a therapist, and I can say I have a whole file cabinet with problems addressed in this fantastic book! I would hope that those who "get this book" will hand feed, if necessary, those that matter: parents, teachers, therapists, clergymen, and those in critical places controlling colleges and universities with decent moral values. Hold Classes! Teach teachers! Talk to parents and grand parents! Get this book into our schools and churches! Thank you, Peggy! For bringing my attention to the information in this book!...

I support authentic and happy girls!

Lets face it we live in an insensitive, unrealistic society. Starting as children we are bombarded with expectations, shoulds, and a constraining view of what success looks like. All if this occurs before we can even form our own identity. I am so thankful for this program for it truly is a light in a dark tunnel. It not only uncovers the lies that are destroying our women but it gives tools to challenge then inspire, and create free thinking happy girls! I love my little girls so much. All I want for them is to live authentic and vibrant lives, true to their inherent nature. Nothing worries me more than to think of them trying to keep up with the destructive societal norms we so often just accept. This book is a must have for any parent of daughters. Not only that I have benefited and increased my own self-esteem and self worth by abiding by its principles, and I am an adult! Thank you Peggy for going to the trenches to save my daughters. I will be forever grateful.
2017-04-15T10:42:50+00:00
Lets face it we live in an insensitive, unrealistic society. Starting as children we are bombarded with expectations, shoulds, and a constraining view of what success looks like. All if this occurs before we can even form our own identity. I am so thankful for this program for it truly is a light in a dark tunnel. It not only uncovers the lies that are destroying our women but it gives tools to challenge then inspire, and create free thinking happy girls! I love my little girls so much. All I want for them is to live authentic and vibrant lives, true to their inherent nature. Nothing worries me more than to think of them trying to keep up with the destructive societal norms we so often just accept. This book is a must have for any parent of daughters. Not only that I have benefited and increased my own self-esteem and self worth by abiding by its principles, and I am an adult! Thank you Peggy for going to the trenches to save my daughters. I will be forever grateful.

I’ve seen these tools in action…

I have not yet read this book, but our daughter took part in a workshop that Peggy did with a group of girls in our town, while developing the material she used for the book. It was a great experience for our daughter, and for me as a parent. She was animated after each meeting, wanting to share what she had learned. She was especially interested in how Peggy taught them to evaluate the subtle messages conveyed through advertising, and the effect of those messages on their self-esteem. The whole experience was a positive one, and the information Peggy shared with the girls was very helpful in shaping healthy attitudes about themselves.

- anonymous

 
2017-04-15T10:44:20+00:00
I have not yet read this book, but our daughter took part in a workshop that Peggy did with a group of girls in our town, while developing the material she used for the book. It was a great experience for our daughter, and for me as a parent. She was animated after each meeting, wanting to share what she had learned. She was especially interested in how Peggy taught them to evaluate the subtle messages conveyed through advertising, and the effect of those messages on their self-esteem. The whole experience was a positive one, and the information Peggy shared with the girls was very helpful in shaping healthy attitudes about themselves. - anonymous  

Good Selection of Useful Activities & Handouts

Healthy Transitions is an excellent tool for any parent, teacher and therapist who works around tween and early teenage girls. As a therapist I have used the activities in Healthy Transitions to address body image and the mind games social media plays to help the client reframe and recreate a positive sense of self. The handouts are easy to use in a group setting and really work well with for addressing the 8-11 year old age range and mindset while building healthy boundaries and developing a positive body image.

- anonymous

 
2017-04-15T10:48:40+00:00
Healthy Transitions is an excellent tool for any parent, teacher and therapist who works around tween and early teenage girls. As a therapist I have used the activities in Healthy Transitions to address body image and the mind games social media plays to help the client reframe and recreate a positive sense of self. The handouts are easy to use in a group setting and really work well with for addressing the 8-11 year old age range and mindset while building healthy boundaries and developing a positive body image. - anonymous  

This book has been a great help for me as a parent of four

This book as been a great help for me as a parent of four. It has also provided my girls with great skills to help them to deal with the world, society, and media they live in/with today. I have also applied some of the books knowledge to help my boys. It helps you wade through the muck of this world to truly gain skills that can be used the rest of ones life. Highly recommended!

-anonymous
2017-04-15T10:51:56+00:00
This book as been a great help for me as a parent of four. It has also provided my girls with great skills to help them to deal with the world, society, and media they live in/with today. I have also applied some of the books knowledge to help my boys. It helps you wade through the muck of this world to truly gain skills that can be used the rest of ones life. Highly recommended! -anonymous

This is a great resource for your teen girl(s)

This is a great resource for your teen girl(s). Peggy McFarland's materials are almost as impressive as she is. You will be happy you got this information to help you do right by your daughter. The only thing better is 1 on 1 with Peggy McFarland.
Rod Limb M.Ed., LCPC, LMFT
2017-04-15T10:53:02+00:00
This is a great resource for your teen girl(s). Peggy McFarland's materials are almost as impressive as she is. You will be happy you got this information to help you do right by your daughter. The only thing better is 1 on 1 with Peggy McFarland. Rod Limb M.Ed., LCPC, LMFT

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