Tickets Now Available for ‘Guiding Girls to Adulthood’ with Lisa Damour (2/13)

‘Guiding Girls to Adulthood’ with Lisa Damour

Wednesday, February 13th from 6:30 to 8:30pm

ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Join us for a riveting evening of fresh insights, advice, and conversation with Dr. Lisa Damour, our go-to resource for all things raising girls, and leave inspired with practical strategies to help children from elementary to college realize their full potential.

We are so excited that Dr. Damour, author of the best-seller Untangled and the monthly Adolescence column for The New York Times, is back with us to share her research-based insights, advice, and personal stories with her trademark warmth, compassion, and humor. The timing is fantastic as our event is the day after the launch of Lisa’s new book Under Pressure.

Bring your spouse, your friends, your doubts, hopes, and questions. This special evening will include hors d’oeuvres and drinks (cash bar) served up with heaps of wisdom. Adults only, please.

All proceeds benefit Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School.

Ticket information

  • $30 single ticket

Get your copy of Under Pressure and support BUGS

Pre-order your copy of Under Pressure with Books Are Magic or buy the book at the event and the bookstore will donate 20% of each sale to BUGS. Pre-orders must be placed by February 9th and will be available for pick-up at the event.


BUGS would like to thank Our event sponsors


Questions? Email or Call: 718-280-9556

About Lisa Damour, Ph.D


Lisa Damour is a psychologist and the author of the award-winning New York Times best seller Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions Into Adulthood (Ballantine, 2016) and the forthcoming Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls, as well as numerous academic papers related to education and child development. She graduated with honors from Yale University, worked for the Yale Child Study Center, then received her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Damour is a regular contributor to CBS News and directs Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls, maintains a private psychotherapy practice, consults and speaks internationally, and is a faculty associate of the Schubert Center for Child Studies and a clinical instructor at Case Western.

Praise for Untangled and Under Pressure

“Finally, there’s some good news for puzzled parents of adolescent girls, and psychologist Lisa Damour is the bearer of that happy news. [Untangled] is the most down-to-earth, readable parenting book I’ve come across in a long time.” – The Washington Post

“Anna Freud wrote in 1958, ‘There are few situations in life which are more difficult to cope with than an adolescent son or daughter during the attempt to liberate themselves.’ In the intervening decades, the transition doesn’t appear to have gotten any easier which makes Untangled such a welcome new resource.” – The Boston Globe

“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. She offers a detailed, comprehensive look at how to help our daughters manage naturally occurring tension, toxic stress, and anxiety.” – Norah O’Donnell, host, 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, president, Barnard College at Columbia University