Michael Gurian’s new book, The Minds of Girls: A New Path for Raising Healthy, Resilient, And Successful Women, is now published! We hope you will get it for your family and school. Find it at brick and mortar stores and online at amazon.com and other vendors. We are very proud to be the first to announce the book’s publication!
“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
From Michael Gurian
I’m very excited to share the release of my new book with you. For at least the last decade, many of you have asked, “When are you going to write another book on girls?” I have been working on it steadily, and now it is out!
The Minds of Girls helps you–parents, teachers, leaders, and policy-makers–set a resilient, powerful, and passionate course for girls in our very complex world. The book covers girls of all ages, including early childhood through college.
There are special sections in the book on the female brain and how to protect the emotional lives of girls; healthy boundaries for social media and screen time; STEM and STEAM teaching and learning; how to set up gender equal workplaces from all the way back in childhood; what girls need from parents and peers; how to protect girls who are struggling with depression, anxiety, and other issues; and much more more.
I hope you will share this information, and spread this science-based revolution into the lives of your daughters.
Thank you for directing me to write this book!
With two daughters of my own, writing The Minds of Girls has been not just a powerful legacy project for me, but a deep labor of love.
From the Press Release:
RAISING AND EDUCATING GIRLS
WITH A REVOLUTIONARY SCIENCE-BASED APPROACH
THAT BUILDS STRONG AND SUCCESSFUL WOMEN
Michael Gurian has studied and served girls and their families for thirty years. In Boys and Girls Learn Differently (2000), The Wonder of Girls (2002), and Leadership and the Sexes (2008), he blew the lid off contemporary thinking on how to help girls become strong, confident, and successful women. “We don’t understand girls as well as we think we do,” says Gurian, whose newest book blows the lid off our thinking once again.
The Minds of Girls provides parents, educators, and mentors with a new understanding of who girls are, what they need, and how to raise them to their full potential. The book focuses on brain-based research and practical strategies growing from that science, including tools that have proven successful in the Gurian Institute’s programs and family interventions throughout the world.
Noting an alarming uptick in female depression and anxiety over the last two decades, Gurian provides assets for epigenetic analysis (gene testing) and ways to protect girls from environmental neurotoxins (in food, lotions, and other nearby products).
A father of two grown daughters, he helps parents and others become citizen scientists on a girl’s behalf. Gurian advocates “nature-based theory,” which holds that nature, nurture, and culture are all equally crucial factors in gender development, with nature being foundational.
Nature. The female brain and biological sciences. Genetic factors, including environmental neurotoxins such as lead and aluminum in homes, BPH in plastics, artificial sweeteners, red dye, and monosodium glutamate in food, and endocrine disruptors in fertilizer, have been negatively affecting female gene expression and the development of brain and body over the last fifty years and we can all do something about it.
Nurture. Gurian’s practical analysis and tools for helping with ‘girl drama’ and relational aggression will surprise some readers as he shows how girl drama can be a good and natural experience, one that, with the right guidance from us, can often build emotional boundaries and resilience.
Culture. Lacking a science-based understanding of girls and women, our society, Gurian argues, hopes to solve issues of female development without fully understanding systemic issues. One of those is certainly gender bias and stereotypes, but many issues go far beyond these popular concepts, says Gurian. He presents findings on “gender symbiosis,” and advocates for that new approach to women’s issues.
“Because girls’ issues are biologically and socially interconnected, we can’t solve them anymore just by talking about stereotypes,” he says. “We can only help our girls and women with multiple systems thinking that deals with all elements together.”
In exploring technology use, screen time and social media—an area every parent is asking about today–Gurian provides specific guidelines girls’ themselves are likely to follow as they become scientists of their own development. He provides these guidelines for seven age groups—the seven developmental stages girls go through in life.
Because Gurian has worked with Fortune 500 companies in tech and engineering fields to help advance women, his insights on how to build better math, science, and technology success for girls provide a rich new call to action for parents and school systems.
The Minds of Girls is a profound road map for raising healthy girls. Inspiring, good-natured in its humor, and always practical, it is a parent’s bible for raising healthy and resilient daughters.
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