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You're Grounded Forever...But First, Let's Go Shopping

The Challenges Mothers Face with Their Daughters and Ten Timely Solutions

Susan Shapiro Barash

St. Martin's Press

Susan Shapiro Barash’s provocative new book examines the most difficult challenges any woman faces when raising daughters. Sample chapters include:

• What color would you like that Prada bag in? (material indulgence)

• Do you need to be eating that? (fixations on food and weight)

• Of course you can drink when you’re home with me (loose boundaries and rules)

• I know she’s your friend but… (underestimating female friendships)

• I’ll just say you aren’t feeling well (making excuses)

• And much more.


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Chapter 1
I'll Just Say You Aren't Feeling Well
Making Excuses/Endless Explanations
Do you always find a way to make things work for your daughter?
Do you defend your daughter rather than address the problem?
Do you avoid confrontations with her at any cost?
Do you figure out a way to make your daughter look good?
Are you rewriting her story so she seems in the right?
If so, you are absolving your daughter, regardless of circumstances.
THIS PAST WEEK was particularly taxing. Your fifteen-year-old daughter was caught cutting school and your nineteen- year-old daughter,
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Susan Shapiro Barash

  • SUSAN SHAPIRO BARASH is an established writer of nonfiction women’s issue books. She teaches gender studies at Marymount Manhattan College. A well-recognized gender expert, she is frequently sought out by newspapers, television shows, and radio programs to comment on women’s issues. She lives in New York City.
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You're Grounded Forever...But First, Let's Go Shopping

The Challenges Mothers Face with Their Daughters and Ten Timely Solutions

Susan Shapiro Barash

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