Dr. Lisa Damour is a psychologist, best-selling author, monthly New York Times columnist, and regular contributor to CBS News.

She blends years of experience with the latest research developments to provide sound, practical guidance to children and adolescents as well as their parents, teachers, and advocates.

under pressure

This urgently needed guide – and instant New York Times bestseller – addresses the alarming increase in anxiety and stress experienced by girls from elementary school through college.

"Lisa Damour offers a fresh, riveting take on the unsustainable stress girls face today; it's often fueled unintentionally by the most well-meaning parents and teachers. Damour also offers refreshing and research-based practical fixes; it's possible to normalize pressure, in many cases, and use it in fortifying ways to build strength and confidence. Under Pressure is an invaluable read for anyone who has girls, works with girls, or cares about girls-for everyone!"

- Claire Shipman, New York Times best-selling author of The Confidence Code and The Confidence Code for Girls

"Anyone who has read the beloved Untangled knows that Lisa Damour gets girls. This timely sequel brings stunning clarity to the complicated set of stressors girls experience in the classroom, online, with peers, and at home, and models how to show up as an ally instead of an adversary. Truly a must-read for parents, teachers, coaches and mentors wanting to help girls along the path to adulthood."

- Julie Lythcott-Haims, New York Times best-selling author of How to Raise an Adult

"Under Pressure is exactly what parents need and, as a mother, it helped me to relax! Damour explains the difference between healthy and unhealthy stress and anxiety, and offers a detailed, comprehensive look at how to help our daughters manage the tension that occurs naturally and also manage toxic stress and anxiety. This brilliant book is a must-read."

- Norah O'Donnell, host of CBS This Morning

Under Pressure provides striking insight into the inner workings of the anxious mind. Filled with tips for any parent, educator or person interested in helping our girls live and perform up to their potential, this book is a go-to guide for understanding and dealing with stress and anxiety in girls.”

- Sian Beilock, PhD, president of Barnard College at Columbia University and author of Choke and How the Body Knows its Mind

"Under Pressure is Lisa at her best, addressing issues that are challenging to girls that range from sexuality to academics to the ways girls speak and present themselves. Don't be misled by the title - even if you believe that your daughter isn't unduly anxious, this is a book that will help you to help her navigate."

- K.J. Dell'Antonia, author of How to be a Happier Parent

"Under Pressure shines a light on a question educators have been asking with increasing urgency: Why do stress and anxiety seem to be impacting girls at such alarming rates? Through both story-telling and eye-opening research Damour helps parents understand that as adults we have the power to make things much better - or worse - for our girls. When it comes to understanding the interior world of our daughters, Damour is the girl guru."

- Elizabeth English, Head of The Archer School for Girls, Los Angeles

untangled

Lisa’s award-winning New York Times best seller–now available in seventeen languages–is a sane, informed, and engaging guide for parents of teenage girls.

"An essential guide to understanding and supporting girls throughout their development. It's obvious that Dr. Damour ‘gets’ girls and the best way for any adult to help them navigate the common yet difficult challenges so many girls face."

- Rosalind Wiseman, New York Times best-selling author of Queen Bees & Wannabes

"There are books about teenagers that are smart. And there are books about teenagers that are practical. Lisa Damour thankfully provides us with one that is both. If you have a daughter (or were a daughter!) Untangled is mandatory reading."

- Madeline Levine, Ph.D., New York Times best-selling author of The Price of Privilege

"Untangled is a page-turner. From the moment I read the last page I’ve been recommending it to my clients (including those with sons!) and colleagues, and using it as a refreshing guide in my own work with teenagers and their parents. Untangled is a gem."

- Wendy Mogel, Ph.D., New York Times best-selling author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee

"An arsenal of strategies to respond to your daughter's ever changing brain, feelings and choices, Untangled will become your dog-eared travel guide to the mysterious world of teenage girls."

- Rachel Simmons, New York Times best-selling author of Odd Girl Out

"Lisa Damour's Untangled is the best description of the female adolescent journey that I have ever read. Empathic and wise, every page is filled with a deep understanding of girls and their parents. For years people have been asking me for the ‘girl equivalent of Raising Cain’ and I haven't known exactly what to recommend. Now I do."

- Michael Thompson, Ph.D., New York Times best-selling co-author of Raising Cain

"Untangled is so chock full of practical wisdom that I read it straight through twice, then recommended it to every single person I know who has a daughter. This book will, no question, make you a better—and a saner—parent of your adolescent girl."

- Peggy Orenstein, New York Times best-selling author of Girls & Sex

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  • June 2019
  • June 23-26, 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival, Aspen, CO
  • July 2019
  • July 2, 2019 Chagrin Arts Chautauqua-In-Chagrin, Chagrin Falls, OH
  • July 25, 2019 Cleveland Library, Strongsville, OH
  • July 29, 2019 Cleveland Library, Beachwood, OH
  • August 2019
  • August 10, 2019 American Psychological Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL
  • September 2019
  • September 12, 2019 Girls Preparatory School, Chattanooga, TN
  • September 17, 2019 Shaker Heights City Schools, Shaker Heights, OH
  • September 25, 2019 St. Mary’s Academy, Englewood, CO
  • September 26, 2019 Crofton House School, Vancouver, BC
  • September 27, 2019 University of British Columbia, Department of Psychiatry, Vancouver, BC
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  • January 2020
  • January 9, 2020 The Chappaqua PTA, Chappaqua Central School District, Chappaqua, NY
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  • February 11-13, 2020 Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, Bethesda, MD
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  • March 10, 2020 The Chapin School, New York, NY
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  • May 11, 2020 Revere School, Richfield, OH