The Body Image Workbook for Teens

Author: Julia V. Taylor
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781626250208
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.

LGBTQ Voices in Education

Author: Veronica E. Bloomfield
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317285915
Release Date: 2016-04-14
Genre: Education

LGBTQ Voices in Education: Changing the Culture of Schooling addresses the ways in which teachers can meet the needs of LGBTQ students and improve the culture surrounding gender, sexuality, and identity issues in formal learning environments. Written by experts from a variety of backgrounds including educational foundations, leadership, cultural studies, literacy, criminology, theology, media assessment, and more, these chapters are designed to help educators find the inspiration and support they need to become allies and advocates of queer students, whose safety, well-being, and academic performance are regularly and often systemically threatened. Emphasizing socially just curricula, supportive school climates, and transformative educational practices, this innovative book is applicable to K-12, college-level, and graduate settings, and beyond.

Growing Strong Girls

Author: Lindsay Sealey
Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781928055303
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Genre: Family & Relationships

Girls today face an astounding degree of pressure to grow up fast, to be "perfect" in every way, and to be all things to all people. They yearn to connect, but sometimes this yearning turns into negative, even destructive patterns such as passive aggressiveness, gossip, or excessive stress and anxiety. It's heart-breaking to watch even the most confident little girls disconnect and lose their spark, and their way, when they hit the 9-14 years. In Growing Strong Girls, educator and girl expert and advocate Lindsay Sealey reveals the tremendous power of connection to activate self-awareness, self-acceptance, and healthy social and emotional development. This wide-ranging and positive book is chock-full of ideas, tips, activities, stories and specific ways to connect with and equip girls to know and trust themselves, to create vibrant friendships and communities, and to step into their tween and teen years with resilience, bravery, confidence, and inner strength. Lindsay Sealey bridges the gap between girls and the adults who want to understand them and the sometimes chaotic and confusing ways they act and express themselves. She explains the realities of girl drama and social pressure that girls themselves often don’t possess the maturity or communication skills to convey and models a way for parents, teachers, counselors, mentors, and companions on the journey to listen deeply and to start conversations with girls that actually go somewhere. When the most important thing a girl needs is a secure relationship, an adult’s primary task is simple: spend time with her, listen, and draw out her core qualities so she knows who she is and so she can handle social pressures. Once a girl learns to connect inwardly with her true self, she can connect outwardly in healthy relationships and onward to meet the challenges of school and the wider world. Growing Strong Girls offers hundreds of practical ways to cultivate connection right now. Making a difference in the lives of girls is easier than you might think and powerful beyond measure. The book explores: Why “mean girls” are just girls who aren’t getting what they need in their friendships and why there is no such thing as a “good girl” How parents can help girls make sense of their lives Why nothing can take the place of that security in her life: not body image, not straight As, not social media. The disconnect between self-conception as “sexy” and being ready for sex How girls can learn to let go while guarding their boundaries The basics of social emotional learning and how you can implement them at homework time Conquering test anxiety by focusing on the process, not just the outcome Nurturing academic excellence: life-long learning, executive functioning skills and compassionate stress management Bravery as an underrated quality in girls and the surprising number of brave role models in the media

Queen Bees and Wannabes 3rd Edition

Author: Rosalind Wiseman
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9781101903063
Release Date: 2016-07-26
Genre: Family & Relationships

“My daughter used to be so wonderful. Now I can barely stand her and she won’t tell me anything. How can I find out what’s going on?” “There’s a clique in my daughter’s grade that’s making her life miserable. She doesn’t want to go to school anymore. Her own supposed friends are turning on her, and she’s too afraid to do anything. What can I do?” Welcome to the wonderful world of your daughter’s adolescence. A world in which she comes to school one day to find that her friends have suddenly decided that she no longer belongs. Or she’s teased mercilessly for wearing the wrong outfit or having the wrong friend. Or branded with a reputation she can’t shake. Or pressured into conforming so she won’t be kicked out of the group. For better or worse, your daughter’s friendships are the key to enduring adolescence—as well as the biggest threat to her well-being. In her groundbreaking book, Queen Bees and Wannabes, Empower cofounder Rosalind Wiseman takes you inside the secret world of girls’ friendships. Wiseman has spent more than a decade listening to thousands of girls talk about the powerful role cliques play in shaping what they wear and say, how they respond to boys, and how they feel about themselves. In this candid, insightful book, she dissects each role in the clique: Queen Bees, Wannabes, Messengers, Bankers, Targets, Torn Bystanders, and more. She discusses girls’ power plays, from birthday invitations to cafeteria seating arrangements and illicit parties. She takes readers into “Girl World” to analyze teasing, gossip, and reputations; beauty and fashion; alcohol and drugs; boys and sex; and more, and how cliques play a role in every situation. Each chapter includes “Check Your Baggage” sections to help you identify how your own background and biases affect how you see your daughter. “What You Can Do to Help” sections offer extensive sample scripts, bulleted lists, and other easy-to-use advice to get you inside your daughter’s world and help you help her. It’s not just about helping your daughter make it alive out of junior high. This book will help you understand how your daughter’s relationship with friends and cliques sets the stage for other intimate relationships as she grows and guides her when she has tougher choices to make about intimacy, drinking and drugs, and other hazards. With its revealing look into the secret world of teenage girls and cliques, enlivened with the voices of dozens of girls and a much-needed sense of humor, Queen Bees and Wannabes will equip you with all the tools you need to build the right foundation to help your daughter make smarter choices and empower her during this baffling, tumultuous time of life.

The Body Image Workbook

Author: Thomas Cash
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781608826162
Release Date: 2008-07-02
Genre: Self-Help

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.

The Body Image Survival Guide for Parents

Author: Marci Warhaft-Nadler
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781936172597
Release Date: 2013-07-13
Genre: Self-Help

“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”

I m Like SO Fat

Author: Dianne Neumark-Sztainer
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781609189389
Release Date: 2011-12-08
Genre: Psychology

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.

What s Eating You

Author: Tammy Nelson
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781572246072
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A book about eating disorders for teenagers.

Owning Up

Author: Rosalind Wiseman
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781506344171
Release Date: 2016-09-26
Genre: Education

Empower students to stand up for what matters Created in collaboration with children and teens, Owning Up helps young people identify and be critical of social issues in their lives—from bullying and harassment in the classroom to systems of power and oppression in the world around them. While there is no one-size-fits-all curriculum, Owning Up takes us leaps forward by: Designing sessions to be easily facilitated by a school counselor, teacher, leader, or other professional in small group settings Combining discussions, games, and role-playing to engage adolescents in the complexities of social culture Exploring critical topics such as media analysis, gender, sexual harassment, racism, gossip, and self-image

You d Be So Pretty If

Author: Dara Chadwick
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780786745494
Release Date: 2009-04-14
Genre: Family & Relationships

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.

101 Ways to Help Your Daughter Love Her Body

Author: Brenda Lane Richardson
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780060956677
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.

No Body s Perfect

Author: Kimberly Kirberger
Publisher:
ISBN: 1442004886
Release Date: 2009-02-20
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

In addition to stories by real teenagers about self-confidence, eating disorders, and more, this book offers helpful advice and tips for gaining a positive self-image and learning to accept one's self despite imperfections. Original.

I m Like SO Fat

Author: Dianne Neumark-Sztainer
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781609189389
Release Date: 2011-12-08
Genre: Psychology

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.

Girls in Real Life Situations

Author: Shannon Trice-Black
Publisher: Research Press
ISBN: 0878225439
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Education

"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

Eating Disorders

Author: Laura J. Goodman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135057657
Release Date: 2013-03-07
Genre: Psychology

Two seasoned clinicians with years of experience in the treatment of eating disorders offer this practical tool and adjunct to one-on-one and group therapy. In a readable style, the authors take the reader on a journey toward better mental and physical health, as well as provide an important understanding of eating disorders. This Workbook encourages self-paced learning and practice. The authors guide the reader through a greater consideration of body image, compulsive exercising, and personal and societal relationships. The Workbook also explores complicated issues having a direct effect on the eating disorder, including trauma, depression, abuse, and the media.