Produced by NCGS, PEP Talks: Podcast on Educational Possibilities brings together experts in the education and healthy development of girls and young women to share and discuss best practices in educating and empowering girls.
In this episode, NCGS Director of Research Initiatives & Programs Natalie Demers speaks with Dr. Lisa Damour about her latest book, Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls. Dr. Damour, director of the internationally renowned Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls, pulls back the curtain on the teenage years and shows why girls’ erratic and confusing behavior is actually healthy, necessary, and natural. Untangled, an instant New York Times best seller, explains what’s going on, prepares parents and educators for what’s to come, and lets them know when it’s time to worry.
Dr. Damour is a psychologist, author, teacher, speaker, and consultant. She writes the monthly Adolescence column for the Well Family section of the New York Times and is a regular contributor at CBS News. She serves as a Senior Advisor to the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Damour wrote the award-winning New York Times best seller Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood.