Express Yourself

Author: Emily Roberts
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781626251502
Release Date: 2015-06-01
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

Winner of a Foreword Reviews' 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award for Young Adult Nonfiction Being a teen girl isn’t easy—so learning skills to feel confident is key! In Express Yourself, psychotherapist Emily Roberts will teach you how to communicate effectively and feel assertive in any situation. Whether it’s online or at school, with friends, parents, bullies, cliques or crushes—any tricky situation life throws yours way. Many teen girls feel pressured to be nice, rather than assert their opinions. They may fear being called bossy or pushy when speaking their mind or offering a different point of view. If you have ever stopped yourself from expressing your opinion, you know how bad it can feel afterward. Don’t let yourself fall into that same trap over and over. Your thoughts and feelings matter just as much as everyone else’s—you just need to find your voice. Express Yourself offers skills based in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help you create positive interactions with others and deal with difficult emotions that can arise from bullying or dealing with mean girls. The book also provides easy-to-use strategies that will boost your self-esteem and confidence, and you’ll discover tons of assertive communication skills you can use every day, including how to speak up when you are upset, asking for what you want in a clear assertive manner, and coping when intense emotions threaten to take over and sabotage your relationships. In our modern world of social media and texting, strong communication skills are needed more than ever. This book will not only give you the tools needed to speak up in everyday or difficult situations, but it will also provide powerful advice for effectively communicating in the digital world.

Think Confident Be Confident for Teens

Author: Marci G Fox
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608821150
Release Date: 2011-11-03
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

Confidence is like a magnet that attracts people to you and helps you get closer to reaching your goals. When you believe in yourself, you send the message that you have the brains, ability, and talent to handle whatever life sends your way. And the truth is, you do! Using powerful skills based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens shows you how to tap into your self-esteem so you can be yourself in every situation, no matter how awkward you feel or scary that may sound. The fun exercises and tips in this confidence-coaching workbook will guide you past feelings of self-doubt and encourage you to believe in yourself, strengthen your friendships, and meet every challenge head-on. • Recognize and overcome the self-doubting thoughts that bring you down • Grow your confident thoughts into confident actions • Enjoy a full social life and attract new friends • Feel smarter at school and build on your extracurricular talents This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.

The Teen Girl s Survival Guide

Author: Lucie Hemmen
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781626253087
Release Date: 2015-11-01
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

As a teen girl, you are likely feeling pressure and stress from every direction. Having good, healthy relationships with friends you can count on makes all the difference. In this guide, psychologist and teen expert Lucie Hemmen offers ten tips to guide you toward creating and maintaining the social life you want. Even better, the real experts that make this guide special are older teen girls who have recently been where you are now—and have plenty to say about it. As you move through this fun and engaging guide, you will get a sense of who you are as a friend, appreciate authentic qualities you can share with others, and get moving toward expanding the quality and quantity of your social connections. Before you know it, small steps will lead to big changes and you will find yourself more confident, connected, and happy. Grounded in evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the ten tips guide you in developing yourself in both simple and significant ways. You will engage in thought-provoking exercises and take fun quizzes spaced between tips to get you thinking more deeply about yourself and others. If you’re ready to get going on your social life, this book will show you the way.

How to Win Friends and Influence People for Teen Girls

Author: Donna Dale Carnegie
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439104867
Release Date: 2008-06-17
Genre: Self-Help

Donna Dale Carnegie, daughter of the late motivational author and teacher Dale Carnegie, brings her father’s time-tested, invaluable lessons to the newest generation of young women on their way to becoming savvy, self-assured friends and leaders. How to Win Friends and Influence People for Teen Girls offers concrete advice on teen topics such as peer pressure, gossip, and popularity. Teen girls will learn the most powerful ways to influence others, defuse arguments, admit mistakes, and make self-defining choices. The Carnegie techniques promote clear and constructive communication, praise rather than criticism, emotional sensitivity, tolerance, and a positive attitude—important skills for every girl to develop at an early age. Of course, no book for teen girls would be complete without taking a look at how to maintain friendships with boys and deal with commitment issues and break-ups with boyfriends. Carnegie also provides solid advice for older teens beginning to explore their influence in the adult world, such as driving and handling college interviews. Full of fun quizzes, “reality check” sections, and true-life examples, How to Win Friends and Influence People for Teen Girls offers every teenage girl candid, insightful, and timely advice on how to influence friends in a positive manner.

You Got This

Author: Maya S. Penn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501123719
Release Date: 2016-04-12
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"Girls rights activist, Maya Penn introduces her inspirational handbook for teens and young adults to help them discover their passions and maximize their full potential for a creative, successful life."--Provided by publisher.

Your Friends and Your Family

Author: Vincent Bishop
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9781499437034
Release Date: 2015-12-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

This title should have universal appeal for adolescents, who have to negotiate changing relationships with families and friends as they grow into young adulthood. Different chapters focus on how to handle general family disputes, nourish relationships with friends, and get along with siblings. Advice for healthy and safe socializing and recreation outside of the sphere of one’s family is also offered. The reader is encouraged to see conflict from different perspectives and treat relationship friction with understanding and openness, making this a valuable resource for youth entering the world on the unsteady legs of adolescence.

Dealing With the Stuff That Makes Life Tough

Author: Jill Zimmerman Rutledge
Publisher:
ISBN: 1435298217
Release Date: 2008-06-05
Genre: Self-Help

Offers advice on dealing with common, stress-producing issues for teenage girls, including body image, parents' divorce, and cliques.

Communication Skills for Teens

Author: Michelle Skeen
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781626252653
Release Date: 2016-01-02
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

Communication is an essential life skill that every teen must learn. Based on the New Harbinger classic, Messages, this book will teach you the necessary skills—such as assertiveness, active listening, and compassion—to become an effective communicator for life. In an age of social media, texting, and ever-evolving technology, it’s easy to forget how to engage in real, face-to-face communication, a critical skill for your future success! As you become more connected to your smartphone and the internet, your ability to connect in person may diminish. But technology doesn’t replace the need for effective communication skills. In fact, successful personal and professional relationships are dependent upon connecting with people face-to-face. Communication Skills for Teens provides the guidance you need to become a better communicator and succeed in all areas of life. You’ll also learn tons of essential life skills, including active listening, assertiveness, clarifying language, the art of an apology, compassion, interviewing skills, family communication, and more. Each chapter focuses on one key aspect of communication, offers a real teen’s perspective, and includes practical exercises to help you apply what you’ve learned in the real world—away from your computer and smartphone screens. By following the practical, skills-based tips in each chapter of this book, you'll learn powerful communication techniques to last a lifetime.

Girls Inc Presents You re Amazing

Author: Claire Mysko
Publisher: Adams Media
ISBN: 1598697137
Release Date: 2008-07-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

You've heard it all before: Get good grades. Keep your room clean. Wear the right clothes. Try new extracurricular activities. And why don't you have a boyfriend? All these demands can be mind-boggling! What's a girl to do? Girls Inc. Presents: You're Amazing! is a guide to help you deal with the amount of pressure you endure to be "perfect." In this fun and enthusiastic, not-your-mother's book, you'll get advice on not-so-easy topics, including how to: Deal with stereotypes and cliques Figure out the best way to balance school and a social life Navigate the crushes and dating world Find a place in your family Packed with guidance from older teens, female role models, and activities from Girls Inc., this fun to read book is truly a guide to being your very best-and happiest-self.

Conquer Your Fears and Phobias for Teens

Author: Andrea Umbach
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781626251472
Release Date: 2015-05-01
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

In this powerful book, clinical psychologist and anxiety expert Andrea Umbach presents a proven-effective approach to help teens overcome fears and phobias using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). For anyone with intense fears and phobias, every day can feel like a roller-coaster ride. But if you are a teen, this is especially true. In Conquer Your Fears and Phobias for Teens, you will find practical skills for coping with the thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, and behaviors that accompany phobias. You'll also discover useful strategies to handle the things and situations that cause you to feel fearful. This book provides evidence-based help for dealing with a number of phobias, including: Animal phobias, such as dogs, cats, snakes, spiders, and more Natural environment phobias, such as heights, darkness, water, and storms Situational phobias, such as driving, flying, crowded spaces, closed-in spaces, and more Blood injection or injury phobias, such as seeing blood or injury, or visiting doctors and dentists As well as other phobias, such as vomiting, choking, contracting illness, gaining weight, loud noises, foods, and more If you are a teen who suffers from phobias, the practical activities in this book will help you break free from the fears that are holding you back. So, what are you waiting for?

How to Survive High School

Author: Kimberly Wilson Daniel
Publisher:
ISBN: 1548179906
Release Date: 2017-06-18
Genre: High school girls

High school is a time to explore new possibilities and figure out who you really are. It's like going on a quest. For the teen girl, this can be one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of her life, or it can be a series of wrong decisions that set the scene for one dramatic issue after the other. During this time of exploration, girls will begin to discover important characteristics about themselves and others. Some will be good and some not so good; however, the key is to learn from the experiencesThis navigation guide provides best practices and relevant advice from a teacher's perspective and from the perspective of young ladies who not too long ago graduated from high school. They all survived and have collaborated with me to provide you with strategies for making this the best four years possible. Don't be in such a rush to get through high school. Embrace the journey, the lessons, the ups and the downs, and know that they are all shaping you into the person you are destined to be.

Be a Changemaker

Author: Laurie Ann Thompson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781582704647
Release Date: 2014-09-16
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Presents information on creating problem-solving ventures, with advice on identifying a social issue, doing research, creating a business plan, soliciting support from friends and adults, planning an event, raising funds, and using social media for promotion.

The Teen Years Explained

Author: Clea McNeely
Publisher: Jayne Blanchard
ISBN: 9780615302461
Release Date: 2010-02-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

We idealize childhood and demonize adolescence, often viewing the typical teenager as a bundle of problems. Yet according to a new book, The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development, by Clea McNeely, MPH, DrPH and Jayne Blanchard, adolescence can be a time of opportunity, not turmoil. By understanding the developmental stages and changes of adolescence, both teens and adults can get the most out of this second decade of life. In plain English, this guide incorporates the latest scientific findings about physical, emotional, cognitive, identity formation, sexual and spiritual development with tips and strategies on how to use this information in real-life situations involving teens. Whether you have five minutes or five hours, you will find something useful in this book. This practical and colorful guide to healthy adolescent development is an essential resource for parents, teens, and all people who work with young people.

My Feet Aren t Ugly

Author: Debra Beck
Publisher: Beaufort Books
ISBN: 0825306027
Release Date: 2011-09
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A teen counselor uses personal anecdotes from her own youth and stories about the young women she knows and works with to help young women feel good about themselves, covering such topics as peer pressure, treating other people well, developing healthy habits, eating disorders, and personal responsibility.

The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens

Author: Jennifer Shannon
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608821891
Release Date: 2012-06-01
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just flick a switch and make your shyness go away? No more worrying about what others think about you, no more embarrassment in front of other people. You could just relax and feel comfortable and confident, the way you probably think everyone else feels. If you struggle with shyness, you’re all too familiar with the feeling of not knowing what to do or say, and you’ll do anything to avoid feeling that way. But, most likely, you also know that you’re missing out on a lot—friendships, potential relationships, and fun. You’ve chosen this book because you’re ready to stop hiding behind your shyness and start enjoying everything life has to offer. The worksheets and exercises in The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens will help you learn to handle awkward social situations with grace and confidence, so you can make real connections with people you want to get to know. Based in proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the skills you learn will also help you speak up for yourself when you need to and stop dreading class projects that put you on the spot. Actually, there’s no aspect of your life that this workbook won’t help. So why let shyness rule your life one day longer? Let this workbook guide the way to a more confident, outgoing you.