The daughter of divorced parents, Charlotte is in a relationship with a twenty-two-year-old boyfriend and has participated in under-age drinking. The reactions of the two girls to this abuse make up the basic plot of the film.
Lizzie 17 She had been experiencing trouble at school because she had cheated on her boyfriend while at summer camp.
Dale was a single father and Holly was an adolescent obsessed with Prince.
Sex[ edit ] This section focuses on the effect of sex and gender roles on the lives of adolescent girls. Pipher encouraged Monica to join clubs, begin to exercise in a healthy way and find a way to adjust to adolescence while maintaining her "true self".
She also describes two successful girls from a disciplinarian household, and two different families believing in liberal principles. Her brother, Greg, had died three years prior in a car accident.
I asked my family to give me gifts of self-expression. It has also allowed me to help other people, and this has been a wonderful gift to me. She discusses three different case studies, including one of a girl she feels is well adjusted. My deepest satisfaction comes from helping others. Physical abuse is never justified and this movie portrays a situation where a teenage boy tries to do just that.
Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. Pipher encouraged the two to develop their father-daughter relationship. After a few years of this, I also had high blood pressure and heart arrhythmias.
Still, I want to emphasize that almost no one knew I was struggling. Drugs and alcohol[ edit ] This section focuses on the culture of substance use and its effect of adolescent girls. In another, a girl has no healthy outlet for her anxiety over social issues and burns herself with cigarettes to cope with feeling helpless.
She is concerned about the influence that the mainstream media is having on American culture. She was dating a 19 year old alcoholic boy.Mary Pipher, Ph.D., is a psychologist and the author of nine books, including the New York Times bestsellers Reviving Ophelia, The Shelter of Each Other, and Another Country, as well as Seeking Peace and Writing to Change the World.4/5(62).
In Reviving Ophelia, clinical psychologist Dr. Mary Pipher discusses the social and cultural pressures faced by today's adolescent girls. She analyzes the case histories of her young patients in an attempt to understand them and make recommendations for change.
Psychologist Mary Pipher, author of the bestselling book Reviving Ophelia, has written a candid and wide-ranging memoir that focuses on her spiritual renewal following a meltdown at the height of her success.
Mary Pipher's best selling novel Reviving Ophelia is now a Lifetime movie. It tells the story of two teenage girls, one of whom is physically abused by her boyfriend. The reactions of the two. Order our Reviving Ophelia Study Guide Mary Pipher This Study Guide consists of approximately 47 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Reviving Ophelia.
Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls is a book written by Dr. Mary Pipher.
This book takes a look at the effects of societal pressures on American adolescent girls, and utilizes many case studies from the author's experience as a .Download