Author: Julia V. Taylor
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Release Date: 2014-12-01
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
Like most teens, you want to feel good about the way you look. But what happens when the way you look just doesn’t feel good enough? Whether it’s online, on TV, or in magazines, images of impossibly perfect—and mostly Photoshopped—young women are everywhere. As a result, you may feel an intense pressure to look a certain way. Your friends feel the pressure too, which often creates a secret comparison competition that can make you feel worse about yourself. So how can you start feeling good about who you are, as is? In The Body Image Workbook for Teens, you’ll find practical exercises and tips that address the most common factors that can lead to negative body image, including: comparison, negative self-talk, unrealistic media images, societal and family pressures, perfectionism, toxic friendships, and a fear of disappointing others. You’ll also learn powerful coping strategies to deal with the daily, intense pressures of being a teenage girl. Being a teen girl in today’s world is hard, and no one knows that more than you. But if you are ready to stop comparing yourself to others, silence your inner critic, and build authentic, lasting self-confidence—this book is your go-to guide.
“A must-have resouce to break the chain of self-loathing and shame.” Emme, supermodel, body image advocate (EmmeNation) “For anyone and everyone who loves a young person who is struggling with low self-esteem, ‘The Body Image Survival Guide’ is indispensable. With tremendous compassion and insight, Marci Warhaft-Nadler equips parents to take action and make a tangible, enduring difference in their children’s lives. We all want to help our kids feel better about their bodies; this book is the perfect manual to help us do just that.” Hugo Schwyzer, Ph.D., Professor of Gender Studies, Pasadena City College “What do I tell my daughter when she asks me if she’s fat?” “Why does my nine-year-old son want six-pack abs?” “How can I tell if my child has an eating disorder?” “What can I do to make sure my child is getting the healthiest messages at home?” Marci Warhaft-Nadler tackles the tough questions that you and your kids face as they negotiate aspects of body image and self-esteem in a world filled with adverse messages. With over two decades of experience on both sides of the fitness industry and herself a survivor of an eating disorder, she speaks from the heart with straight-forward and savvy advice. Understanding the challenges is the first step; learning the tools needed to empower kids to tune out the negative messages and tune in to their own incredible potential is the next. Hands-on tips and activities, real questions and answers, helpful Internet resources, and warning signs of dangerous behavior make this book the ultimate body image guide for parents of kids of all ages. REVIEWS “A must-have resouce to break the chain of self-loathing and shame.” Emme, supermodel, body image advocate (EmmeNation) “A must-read for anyone struggling with weight control and body image issues of any kind!! While weight loss centers, extreme diets, TV diet doctors, negative media and the internet may all have caused a great deal of confusion about the way we should look, this book provides realistic and meaningful solutions. I want all my patients to read this before they start any ‘diet,’ health or wellness program.” Zoltan P. Rona, M.D., M.Sc., author of “Vitamin D, The Sunshine Vitamin” “This book is fantastic! Seeing a significant increase in eating disorders and body image issues in many girls and boys coming into therapy, I am delighted to see Marci’s book. She reveals many real and ongoing struggles that children are experiencing today and provides insight, clarity and techniques to help children begin to identify theses difficulties and overcome them.” Marilyn Strauch, M.A., Psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders “Kids ask tough questions - particularly when it comes to body image, bullying and self-esteem -- and Warhaft-Nadler does not shrink from a single one of them. The scenario-based question-and-answer format makes THE BODY IMAGE SURVIVAL GUIDE a parents’ go-to reference at all stages of their children’s development.” Sandra E. Martin, Today’s Parent magazine, editor “Marci Warhaft-Nadler provides parents with specific, practical ways to combat the body pressures that their children face in today’s culture. The Body Image Survival Guide for Parents is a must-read for any parent who’s been wondering how to help their child build positive body esteem.” Jennifer W. Shewmaker, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, Abilene Christian University “This book is a tremendous resource for parents of kids of all ages! Warhaft-Nadler gives parents the script we need to engage our kids in the type of conversations we all should be having. It’s an engaging, easy-to-read book that will inspire and encourge healthy self-esteem in everyone who reads it.” Andrea Donsky, Health and Wellness specialist, Founder of www.NaturallySavvy.com, author of “Unjunk Your Junkfood”
Based on Dr. Robyn Silverman's groundbreaking research at Tufts University, and filled with searingly honest young voices, Good Girls Don't Get Fat: – Decodes the ripple effects of actions that damage our girls—and provides tools to help stop them. – Shines light on the positive influence of women who embrace body types of any size—and explains how to model the right behavior. – Shows how girls, whatever their size, can own their strengths, trust their power and accomplish amazing things.
It’s hard to decide which is more frightening--the “food” teenagers enjoy, or the things they say about their bodies. Whether it’s your son’s passion for chips and soda or your daughter’s announcement that she “feels fat,” kids’ attitude about how they look and what they should eat often seem devoid of common sense. In a world where television and school cafeterias push super-sized sandwiches while magazines feature pencil-thin models, many teens feel pressured to starve themselves and others eat way too much. Blending her experience as the mother of four with results from a survey of nearly 5,000 teens, Dr. Diane Neumark-Sztainer shows you how to respond constructively to “fat talk,” counteract negative media messages, and give your kids the straight story about nutrition and calories, the dangers of dieting, and eating right when they’re away from home. Full of examples illustrating the challenges teens face today, this upbeat and insightful book is packed with great ideas that will help kids everywhere feel better about their looks and make healthier choices about eating and exercise.
Author: Dr Carol Langlois
Publisher: Christine F. Anderson
Release Date: 2014-09-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Katie is dying to fit in. Literally. She’s a bulimic high school freshman who drinks and hangs out with the mean girls. Maybe you know someone like her? Or there’s Cindy, a high school junior who acts like everything is always OK. She plays three sports, earns straight A’s, and parties on the weekends, but also she struggles with depression, perfectionism, and addiction. Girl Talk: Boys, Bullies and Body Image is a book about teens designed specifically for a teen audience. It’s a compilation of 10 teen girls’ powerful and all-too-familiar stories. Dr. Carol also examines each girl’s situation and provides practical advice on how all teens can take control of their life and RAISE (Resilience, Attitude, Independence, Self-Respect and Empowerment) their self-esteem.
Author: Thomas Cash
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Release Date: 2008-07-02
Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to accept and enjoy the way you look instead of constantly worrying about and criticizing your appearance? What if instead of focusing on your flaws, you felt confident with the body you have right now? If you don't like what you see when you look in the mirror, you may not realize that these feelings are entirely within your grasp. You don't need extensive cosmetic surgery, pricey beauty treatments, or weight loss programs, but you may need to do something even more drastic-change your perspective and the way you view yourself. The Body Image Workbook offers a comprehensive program to help you stop focusing on your perceived imperfections and start feeling more confident about the way you look. As you complete the helpsheets in this book, you'll learn to celebrate your body instead of feeling ashamed of it. This new edition includes discussions of our obsession with physical appearance and with body-fixing options. It helps you discover your personal body image strengths and vulnerabilities and then guides you in creating new, life-changing experiences of mindfulness and body acceptance. After completing this eight-step program, you'll look at yourself in a whole new light-seeing the beauty of the real you.
From You'd Be So Pretty If... I grew up listening to my mom bemoan everything from the size of her thighs to the shape of her eyes. So you can imagine my dismay the first time someone exclaimed, ''You look just like your mother!'' Every mom wants her daughter to feel confident in her own skin, but may often unconsciously impose her own ''body image blueprint.'' Dara Chadwick's You'd Be So Pretty If... reveals: What girls learn when Mom diets; How to talk to your daughter about healthy eating and exercise habits; The trigger words that set off a body image crisis; How to recognize a budding eating disorder.... With humor and compassion, You'd Be So Pretty If... offers parents fresh and useful strategies for conveying that success isn't negated by carrying extra pounds - or guaranteed by keeping them off.
Part of the Reading Well scheme. 35 books selected by young people and health professionals to provide 13 to 18 year olds with high-quality support, information and advice about common mental health issues and related conditions. Build positive body image with this fun and effective workbook for young people. Watch out - the Body Image Thief is about! He's the sneaky character who keeps stealing your positive body image from your Body Image Vault, leaving only negative thoughts and feelings about your body behind. But don't worry - you can banish him for good and this workbook will show you how! Using a host of activities and real-life stories, this imaginative workbook will look at what body image means, how it develops, the impact it can have and how all this applies to your own body image. Based on cognitive behavioural and mindfulness principles and techniques, it is packed with strategies that will help you change how you think and act in order to build a positive body image, protect your Body Image Vault and banish your Body Image Thief for good! Engaging, informative and easy to read, this unique workbook is suitable for young people aged 10+ to work through on their own or with the help of a parent or practitioner.
"In this unique group counseling curriculum for working with girls in grades K-5, authors Shannon Trice-Black and Julia V. Taylor provide 80 activities divided into ten session themes: Who am I?, My sassy self: positive body image, This or that? Making ch
Author: Brenda Lane Richardson
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2001-07-31
Genre: Family & Relationships
Sit up straight so your tummy doesn't hang out. Thin is always in. You look so much prettier when you smile. Guys like girls with big boobs. Now that you've got your period, you's better be careful. I'd kill to have legs like yours. With negative messages bombarding our girls on a daily basis -- from misguided adults, from peers, from the media -- how can our daughters possibly feel good about their bodies? While you may not single-handedly be able to change society there are ways to make sure that your daughter's sense of self is strong and sustaining. In fact, this hands-on guide offers 101 ways! In 101 Ways to Help Your Daughter Love Her Body, two mothers -- one a clinical psychologist, the other an award-winning journalist -- have teamed up to provide parents with practical ideas tailored to girls from birth through the teenage years. These initiatives inform parents and encourage them to take active roles in helping their daughters develop confidence, treat their bodies with love and respect, and make peace with their unique builds so that they can revel in a sense of femaleness and physical competence. Psychologically astute and fun to read, this proactive guide will help define a new generation of healthy girls. There's no better time than now to help our daughters, young and growing, learn to love their bodies.
Author: Lawrence E. Shapiro
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Helps teen to find the root cause of their self-destructive behavior, recognize and disarm triggers that lead them to self-injury, communicate about the problem, and develop a program to end this behavior.
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.
Growing up is often defined by change: Our bodies develop, our minds transform, and who we are and who we choose to be begin to emerge from within ourselves. As amazing as this all sounds, the process can be difficult, confusing, and, at times, scary, especially if you're a young lady who's going through certain experiences for the very first time. The "Clever Girl" Life is exactly what it says it is: A Teen Girl's Guide to Positive Body Image, Confidence, & Life Happiness. It's a no frill, no lies, no beating-around-the bush tour through the physical, mental, emotional, sexual, and social milestones that every young woman will face--and who better to be your docent than renowned OB/GYN and women's health educator Dr. Dawne? With clear-cut visuals and succinct but thorough explanations, plus some outright good advice, Dr. Dawne offers answers to questions that may already be floating around in your head and ones that you might have never considered. Either way, you're bound to walk away wiser and ready to face the world your way
Author: Lisa M. Schab
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Release Date: 2013-06-01
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
As a teen, it is incredibly important to have self-confidence, especially when you consider societal pressures about appearance and grades. Just growing up is difficult in and of itself, and in the midst of all this life-related stress, you may not be seeing yourself clearly. In fact, you may be magnifying your weaknesses and minimizing—or even ignoring—your true assets. Psychologists believe that low self-esteem is at the root of many emotional problems. When you have healthy self-esteem, you feel good about yourself and see yourself as deserving of the respect of others. When you have low self-esteem, you put little value on your opinions and ideas, and may find yourself fading into the background of life. Without some measure of self-worth, you cannot accomplish your goals. In The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens, you will learn to develop a healthy, realistic view of yourself that includes honest assessments of your weaknesses and strengths, and you will learn to respect yourself, faults and all. You will also learn the difference between self-esteem and being self-centered, self-absorbed, or selfish. Finally, this book will show you how to distinguish the outer appearance of confidence from the quiet, steady, inner acceptance and humility of true self-esteem. The book also includes practical exercises to help you deal with setbacks and self-doubt, skills for dealing with criticism, and activities that will aid in the development of self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-worth. With the right amount of self-confidence, you will have the emotional resources you need to reach your goals.