Surviving Ophelia: Mothers Share Their Wisdom in Navigating the Tumultuous Teenage Years

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Cheryl Dellasega

Narrated By: Marguerite Gavin

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: January 2011

Duration: 8 hours 29 minutes

Summary:

Insightful, heartfelt, and hopeful, Surviving Ophelia is a must-read for any mother of a teenage daughter who has ever felt disappointed, alone or afraid.

Raising a teenage girl can be overwhelming for the most important female figure in her life: her mother. From handling the often delicate situations surrounding academic performance, athletics, friendships, sexual activity, and drug and alcohol experimentation to instilling a healthy body image and providing a strong role model, mothers often feel alone in their struggle to cope with all that they must do for their daughters.

To provide the community that these women so desperately crave, Cheryl Dellasega has written Surviving Ophelia, a book of profound wisdom and compassion. Dellasega's own story of raising her teenage daughters is punctuated by the collective experience of hundreds of other mothers from all walks of life who have been there, in the trenches, experiencing and chronicling the daily joys and trials of raising their teenage girls.

"[The selections] share a raw immediacy…there are lessons here that will help every mother dealing with an adolescent daughter."—Publishers Weekly

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