Girling Up. It seems like a mantra. In fact, it’s Mayim Bialik’s handy guide for girls to learn to believe in themselves and finding their way through that time in life when hormones blaze and life just seems dreary.
Written by Mayim Bialik who I came to know from the early-1990s sitcom Blossom and Bette Midler’s character as a young girl in, Beaches. She now is Amy Farrah Fowler on the hit show The Big Bang Theory. Outside of acting, she has a Ph.D. in neuroscience.ialik delves into it all in
Bialik delves into it all in Girling Up. She keeps it basic. She takes the time to assure that none of us are the same and that doesn’t make any of us wrong.
She talks about mindfulness, healthy coping mechanisms, volunteering. She takes on healthy eating with mention of vegan and gluten-free diets. Touches on emotional stress and how to get through it.
Most of it is blurbs; I’d recommend you read it first to see if it fits in with your values and be ready for a discussion. There’s a lot of information out there. It’s geared for middle-school aged girls.
While I think the information is presented well and Bialik doesn’t mince words, it’s not a book I would feel comfortable giving to a girl other than my own.
Mayim Bialik, star of The Big Bang Theory, puts her Ph.D. to work as she talks to teens about the science of growing up and getting ahead.
About Girling Up
Growing up as a girl in today’s world is no easy task. Juggling family, friends, romantic relationships, social interests, and school sometimes it feels like you might need to be a superhero to get through it all! But really, all you need is little information.
Want to know why your stomach does a flip-flop when you run into your crush in the hallway? Or how the food you put in your body now will affect you in the future? What about the best ways to stop freaking out about your next math test?
Using scientific facts, personal anecdotes, and wisdom gained from the world around us, Mayim Bialik, the star of The Big Bang Theory, shares what she has learned from her life and her many years studying neuroscience to tell you how you grow from a girl to a woman biologically, psychologically and sociologically.