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Mar 13, 2019

Social philosopher, family therapist, and New York Times best-selling author Michael Gurian returns to the podcast this week for some girl talk!

Last time Michael guested with us, talk turned to boys. But why even separate talk about boys and girls? Michael explains the fundamental differences in brain science between girls and boys and why these difference affect:

  • How girls learn and process information
  • Why the mean girl phenomenon happens and why this can be an important part of a girl's rise into maturity
  • Why some girls are more prone to anxiety that can lead to self-harm like eating disorders
  • Cyclical thought processes that can stall our girls' decision- and action- taking.

Michael suggests ways that we can observe what's happening in our girls' lives and support them to be strong and resilient.

Join us this week for some fascinating insight on how the world looks for girls and the practical ways you can guide yours.

More Resources for Raising Resilient Girls

Learn more about Micheal's work at and read more about his approach to raising girls in his book The Minds of Girls.

Join Michael and Abigail at this year's Summer Institute.

Hear Micheal talk about Raising Boys on our earlier podcast Raising Boys and Girls Differently

For daily support from instructors, plus regular Q&A call-ins with them and our founder Patty Wipfler, join the Hand in Hand Parent Club - your rich, deep dive into Hand in Hand Parenting

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