Whole Girl, Whole World Speaker Series
On September 26, 2019, Dr. Lisa Damour, renowned psychologist, author, columnist, teacher and expert on child development, returned to Crofton House to discuss her latest best-selling book: Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls
In 2016, Lisa’s practical and inspirational message about raising girls in a complex world resounded with the CHS community. Her book, Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood, continues to be a valued resource for parents and teachers alike. We are delighted to welcome Lisa back to continue the conversation that began with Untangled.
In Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls, Lisa explores the healthy role stress and anxiety plays in normal development by helping girls stretch beyond their comfort zones while keeping them safe, and the idea that these benefits should be emphasized to girls. As her research reveals, current levels of stress and anxiety has risen to a degree that requires our attention and action. Based upon her knowledge and experience as a psychologist, Lisa offers helpful solutions when these tensions become too much - whether it is stress and anxiety at home, at school or around social interactions or social media. This book provides important research and ways to help understand and support today’s girls.
Under Pressure: A Timely Book for CHS
Lois Rowe, Deputy Head and Director, Senior School at CHS, has reviewed Dr. Lisa Damour's newest book, Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls. She reflects, "Under Pressure is a well-researched, insightful, and, at times, humourous examination of the culture that has been created in communities like CHS, and how girls are experiencing this culture."
Under Pressure is on sale in the School Store and Alumnae Uniform Shop for $30.
About the Series
Taking CHS girls into the world
The Whole Girl, Whole World speaker series is an annual September event that provides CHS parents, teachers, students, and the public with an exciting opportunity to hear from internationally-renowned experts about issues and opportunities facing girls in a complex and dynamic world.
It is an opportunity for parents, educators and students to engage in thought-provoking topics and initiate on-going discussion about the actions and attitudes we will adopt as a community to ensure each girl will become a courageous, creative citizen in the world.
Speakers are carefully selected in keeping with the school’s philosophy of preparing girls to navigate life with confidence.