Girl in the Mirror by Nancy L. Snyderman
Mothers and Daughters in the Years of Adolescence

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From the bestselling author of Necessary Journeys--here is the book every mother of a maturing girl will need to have on her shelf.

"Just as we once peered over the crib rails to search our newborn daughters' faces for signs of personality or family resemblance, so too, during the years of adolescence, mother and daughter alike will look into the mirror of each other's faces, searching for hints of their past and future selves, of resemblance and connection, as part of a journey of self discovery . . ." --excerpt from Girl in the Mirror

Drawing on the latest research and interviews with experts in different fields, Girl in the Mirror sheds new light on one of life's most important passages, the journey that is adolescence. Unlike other books, Girl in the Mirror focuses on the interaction between mother and daughter during this decade-long process, and illuminates how both the mother and her understanding of her parental role need to evolve and change as her child enters a new and crucial phase of emotional and psychic growth.

A recognized authority in the field of women's health, Dr. Snyderman lays to rest some of the myths about adolescence, among them:

"raging" hormones and inevitable rebellion the meaning of adolescent "autonomy" the adolescent girl's need for "separation" from her mother the negative role of peer influences Filled with practical wisdom and stories drawn not only from her experience with her own two adolescent daughters but those of other mothers from around the country, Girl in the Mirror offers readers a new vision: To see the years of adolescence as a time not of conflict but of opportunity for personal and spiritual growth for mothers and daughters alike.

About Nancy L. Snyderman

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Nancy L. Snyderman was born in 1952 and grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She received a B.A. in microbiology from Indiana University in 1974 and received a M.D. from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1977. She initially planned a career in pediatrics, but switched to otolaryngology in her second year of residency at the University of Pittsburgh. It was during her residency that she began to work in broadcasting, which she continued after becoming a staff surgeon in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1983. She is the chief medical editor for NBC News and reports for Nightly News with Brian Williams, Today, and MSNBC. Prior to joining NBC News, she served as a medical correspondent for ABC News. She has received numerous broadcasting awards and grants from the American Cancer Society and the Kellogg Foundation. She has received numerous awards for her medical broadcast reporting, including an Associated Press award for best documentary for her work on sex education in Arkansas in 1987, the Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology's Head and Neck Surgery Foundation in 1998, and the Trailblazer Award from the American Women in Radio and Television for furthering the knowledge of women's health on a national level in 2001. Streep is a writer and editor.
Published February 6, 2002 by Hachette Books. 384 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships, Self Help. Non-fiction

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After collaborating on Necessary Journeys: Letting Ourselves Learn from Life, Snyderman, a medical correspondent for ABC News and PBS, and writer Streep kept in t

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