What does your daughter’s go-to selfie pose tell you about her self-esteem? Why is she so upset when she finds out her “best friends” posted a picture on Instagram and she’s not in it? How do you talk to your eight-year-old daughter who is starting to develop breasts? And how do you talk to her when a friend rejects her and won’t tell her why?

When teacher and thought leader Rosalind Wiseman first published the groundbreaking QUEEN BEES & WANNABES fourteen years ago, she changed the way adults look at girls’ friendships and conflicts–how they choose their best friends, how they express their anger, and how they relate to parents and their peers.

Now, Wiseman has done a tremendous amount of original research with a new group of teen editors for the third edition of the groundbreaking QUEEN BEES & WANNABES. This revised and updated edition of her New York Times bestselling classic shows how “Girl World” has fundamentally changed in recent years, with new chapters on how girls interact in the online worlds of social networks and video games, how early puberty is impacting girls’ social development, and how to deal with cyberbullying.

QUEEN BEES & WANNABES is the definitive guide for parents to crack the “girl code” and understand the powerful role that cliques play in shaping every aspect of adolescent girls’ lives. Now at the cutting edge of how girls communicate today, QUEEN BEES & WANNABES, third edition, is packed with insights about technology, early puberty, and how teens today are redefining gender. Including the experiences of girls, boys, and parents, the book that inspired the hit movie Mean Girls offers concrete strategies to help you empower your daughter to be socially competent and treat herself with dignity.

In this candid and insightful book, Wiseman discusses:

  • Queen Bees, Wannabes, Targets, Torn Bystanders, and others: how to tell what role your daughter plays and how to help her to be herself
  • Hip Parents, Best Friend Parents, Pushover Parents, and others: examining your own parenting style to gain insight into how you relate to your daughter
  • The powerful and often complicated role that technology plays in Girl World today
  • Girls’ power plays, from birthday invitations to cafeteria seating arrangements
  • Good popularity, bad popularity, and how cliques influence girls’ decision making

Revised and updated with new material and enlivened with more voices of girls, boys, teachers, and parents, QUEEN BEES & WANNABES, is a compelling read for parents, daughters, and anyone invested in the social machinations of teens today. A conversation piece and a reference guide, complete with a carefully annotated resource section, it offers the tools you need to help your daughter feel empowered and make smarter choices.

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