Author: Emily Roberts
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
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.
Author: Vincent Bishop
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
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.
Being happy is good for you. When you're happy, you're energized and motivated to get things done. If you're looking to find more joy in life or are feeling a little defeated, the projects in this book can help. Come up with a mantra that will keep your positive energy flowing. Rearrange your room for a change of scenery. Relax with a cup of tea or some simple yoga poses. Dance your worries away. Find your way to a happier, healthier you.
Nothing reflects a person's quality of life more than their thinking. Thinking shapes our beliefs and makes us decide how to act or how not to act. The sound advice and exercises in this helpful guide will allow readers to free their minds of negative attitudes and develop the power to focus and prioritize. Within are twenty specially developed exercises to help readers create a positive mental attitude. Simple activities, such as journaling, visualization, and affirmation, show readers how to shift their personal perspective and change their thinking.
Author: Rylan Jay Testa
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Release Date: 2015-12-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
This one-of-a-kind, comprehensive workbook will help you navigate your gender identity and expression at home, in school, and with peers. If you are a transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) teen, you may experience unique challenges with identity and interpersonal relationships. In addition to experiencing common teen challenges such as body changes and peer pressure, you may be wondering how to express your unique identity to others. The Gender Quest Workbook incorporates skills, exercises, and activities from evidence-based therapies—such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)—to help you address the broad range of struggles you may encounter related to gender identity, such as anxiety, isolation, fear, and even depression. Despite outdated beliefs, gender no longer implies being simply male or female, but rather a whole spectrum of possibilities. This fun, engaging workbook is designed specifically for teens like you who want to explore the concept of gender and gender identity and expression—whether you already identify as TGNC or are simply questioning your gender identity. The activities in this book will help you explore your identity internally, interpersonally, and culturally. And along the way, you’ll learn how to effectively express yourself and make informed decisions on how to navigate your gender with family, friends, classmates, and coworkers. The book also includes chapters on sex and dating, balancing multiple identities, and how to deal with stressful challenges when they arise. The Gender Quest Workbook also features a brief downloadable guide for clinicians that explains ways professionals can better serve gender-expansive youth. The guide will address ways to help youth working with gender identity build resilience against gender minority stress, among other topics.
Author: Susan M. Hoyle
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Between early childhood and adulthood, language acquisition is succeeded by a bloom of repertoire for managing interaction, a growing sensitivity to the relation of language and society, an expanding ability to wield power through the strategic use of language, and an increasing sophistication in framing speech activities. This book examines a wide range of language practices among school-age children and teenagers, using data from naturally occurring recorded talk and from careful observation of interaction in peer groups. The contributors analyze talk at play, at school, and at work, documenting the growing communicative skills of young people while always focusing on what young speakers themselves do with (and through) language. Theoretical constructs to which the contributors appeal include Goffman's notion of footing and Hymes' communicative competence, as well as multiple characterizations of discourse structure. The chapters show older children as strategic language users, dynamic actors who are often concerned with defining themselves as a distinctive group, different from adults, yet who just as often display proficiency at sophisticated discourse activities that presage those of adulthood.