|About the Book|
Ophelias Mom Speaks -- At LastWhy do I hurt so much when she pulls away? What did I do wrong? Are we ever going to be friends again? Why is she friends with that sleaze and dating that fungus? I know Im supposed to let her go, but I dontMoreOphelias Mom Speaks -- At LastWhy do I hurt so much when she pulls away? What did I do wrong? Are we ever going to be friends again? Why is she friends with that sleaze and dating that fungus? I know Im supposed to let her go, but I dont know how and Im terrified. From the mother of the author of thebestselling Ophelia Speaks, this is the first book in which mothers of adolescent girls speak out about how the changes in their daughters lives are prompting cataclysms in their own.Reviving Ophelia and Ophelia Speaks explored the painful challenges faced by teen girls. But wheres the support for the mothers of those teen girls? In Ophelias Mom, Nina Shandler, Ed.D., gives the mothers the chance to speak out about feelings and uncertainties too often considered taboo.Culled from written submissions and interviews with hundreds of women from all walks of life and from every part of the country, the concerns voiced in these pages reflect the universal experience of mothers facing one set of life changes while their daughters are facing another. With humor, pathos, insight, rage, sadness, joy, and ultimately, optimism, these mothers talk candidly about rejection and separation, feminism versus Girl Power, love and sex, friends, school, drugs and alcohol, divorce, menstruation and menopause, the mother-daughter bond, and much more.As these mothers reveal how this life passage has reshaped them as well as their children, youll realize that youre not crazy, and youre certainly not alone in your frustration, confusion, and exhilaration over raising an adolescent daughter.