Author(s): Louise Greenspan
It's the reality today that the coming-of-age process has changed drastically in the last few decades. While prominent national news shows and print media have done intermittent, shock value-focused coverage on this trend, there was no authoritative, comprehensive book on the matter that covered both the physical and psychological aspects from a medical perspective before this one. Authored by an acclaimed pediatric endocrinologist and a clinical psychologist, "The New Puberty" combines and analyzes decades of research for the first time.For parents, teachers, counselors, administrators, psychologists, pediatricians, and the health-conscious consumer, "The New Puberty" introduces new theories and strategies on how to handle and nurture girls who are now entering this unique stage of their lives before age 10. At once prescriptive and inspiring, The New Puberty provides a roadmap to making the most of this transition and allowing the girls and young women of today grow into happy, successful adults.
Louise Greenspan, MD, and Julianna Deardorff, PhD, won the 2013 Community Breast Cancer Research Award from Zero Breast Cancer. They have contributed to "Time, Science, New York Times Magazine, US News and World Report, Good Morning America, " and NPR. They live in San Francisco.