Be True to Yourself: Daily Meditations for Teenage Girls

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Having recently emerged from the tumultuous teenage years herself, Amanda Ford saw the need for a guide to help girls learn to listen to their inner voices and think for themselves. Inspired by such popular books as Simple Abundance and The Woman's Book of Courage, her book offers support to young women as they navigate one of the most confusing and challenging times of their lives. As anyone familiar with teenagers knows, there is nothing they hate more than being told what to do or how to think by "out of ...

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Overview

Having recently emerged from the tumultuous teenage years herself, Amanda Ford saw the need for a guide to help girls learn to listen to their inner voices and think for themselves. Inspired by such popular books as Simple Abundance and The Woman's Book of Courage, her book offers support to young women as they navigate one of the most confusing and challenging times of their lives. As anyone familiar with teenagers knows, there is nothing they hate more than being told what to do or how to think by "out of touch" adults. Here's the real scoop from one who knows the score. In 365 one-page essays, Ford offers stories, information, and advice on all the important issues facing young women today: boys, dating, drinking, self-esteem, fights with friends, dealing with parents, and more. Girls will find comfort, encouragement, and insight in these pages, along with suggestions for articulating and confiding their feelings, fears, and frustrations.

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For all those teens who could writer pages and pages enumerating their weaknesses and not one of listings their strengths, this dose-a-day collection of essays will provide a year of cure. Even adult-proof girls will be encouraged by these real world insights. Sugar-coated, but not fattening.

Children's Literature
This daily guide for teenage girls is set up with advice, thoughts and meditations for 365 day. Although it is suggested to be read daily, thumbing through the titles and topics each month, the reader will find interesting, enjoyable and useful reflections. The strength of this book is the wide range of topics. Values, family, prayer, and spirituality are mixed with music, money and manners. The daily readings provide guidance in brief, readable vignettes. Each month begins with ideas for making the most of the days to come. These are delightful suggestions and reveal the youth of the author. Ms. Ford is twenty, with the teenage spirit alive and well in her fresh perspective on growing up. The author would like the book to be the big sister who gives encouragement and guidance, and the younger sister with whom you can share stories and advice through the teen years. This is a very positive approach to growing up in today's world. A resource guide and web sites are listed as well as a topical index. This is a unique feature in a daily guide, but helps the reader find areas of interest when they are in need of help and support. 2000, Conari Press, $15.95. Ages 13 to 18. Reviewer: Karen Werner
VOYA
This book provides a specific message for each day of the year with advice, an idea, sympathy, or an opinion. Short and to the point, entries often include a specific story recalled by the author, whereas others merely generalize commonplace situations. For instance, one entry explores what happens when a girl's best friend invites a new person to join what was an exclusive twosome, describing how the girl might feel about this new person and offering advice. Another entry suggests that boys openly enjoy winning or doing well but that girls tend to downplay their successes. The author suggests that patting oneself on the back is a good idea and that girls should not hide their successes from others. Ford's book is similar to Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul (Health Communications, 1999) because readers can use the items that are helpful or interesting and skip those that are not. Each month begins with a page devoted to ideas the reader might try, including food to eat, activities to do, books to read, and different ways to spend time with family and friends. People of all ages struggle to figure out how to conduct their lives. This book provides a fun, interesting, and helpful way for a teenaged girl to discover herself, and it belongs in any school or public library. Index. Further Reading. VOYA CODES: 3Q 4P M J S (Readable without serious defects; Broad general YA appeal; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2001, Conari Press, 395p, Trade pb. Ages 12 to 18. Reviewer: Sue Krumbein SOURCE: VOYA, June 2001 (Vol. 24, No. 2)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573241892
  • Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 688,965
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.06 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Amanda Ford is a young, vibrant writer with a talent for uncovering extraordinary meaning in everyday events. In her most recent book, Retail Therapy, Amanda takes an insightful and fun look at the lessons we can glean while participating in a common activity: shopping. Amanda's work has been featured in publications such as Real Simple, Glamour, The Chicago Tribune and The Seattle Times, and she is a regular contributor to the popular travel website Girl's Guide to City Life. You can contact Amanda through her website.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2000

    Excellent Gift For Any Young Woman

    I recently gave this book to my 15 year old niece, and she has repeatedly told me how much she loves it. She has said reading it is the first thing she does every day. I wasn't sure what to get a teenage girl for her birthday, but from how pleased she seems with Be True To Yourself, I would recommend this book to any teenage girl or anyone looking to give a teenage girl a present.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2014

    Time series/ THORNCLAN a complete history

    A new chapter (or five lol i love writing themz) of the Time series comes out everyday! Book 1 is at 'time the rising', book 2 is at 'time winter'! If you are interested in ThornClan, a three year old Clan, why not read their exciting and thrilling history! It is at 'true', res 2 is chapter 1. The results got mixed up. If you are interested in dragons and choose your own adventure stories, read Callijon at 'zip'! It is old and i need more fans before I continue. The first 2 results is dragon categories.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2014

    -* Ignatius *-

    Is at 'ig' results 1-7! I am very busy so new chapters won't be written every single day, but I try! Please Rate + Review! It means a lot to me! Also, Chapter 4 got moved to result 6, I believe.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2014

    A Pain For Love

    NOT romeo and Juliet)) at dea<_>th love result three. End at result teo.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2014

    The Godly Tests

    Heyo! Starr here. I know you have read this (and like it, according to your reviews :D), but part eight is out! At 'test me' res one through eight! And can you put in a few good words for it? Please and thank you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2014

    Ads for Fanfics/Canon Stories/Stories Made By You

    Ads for Fanfics/Canon Stories/Stories Made By You are Here. <br> - Awesome Face 8D

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2013

    Its okay...

    The advice she gaved seemed so basic. But its still good...*goes out the door*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    Anonymous

    DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK I BOUGHT IT BUT WHEN I OPEN IT THE SCREEN IS JUST BLANK!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    Jennifer

    I have this book at home i think i need to finish reading it because i have read so many reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2002

    As a family counselor, I recommend this book

    I recommend this book to my teenage clients. They tell me so many times how much they've enjoyed it. It's easy to read with subjects from boys, to peers, to teachers, to the blues. I like the fact that Amanda Ford is a twenty-years old. She brings a perspective that teens can relate to. It's fresh, honest and written from the heart with real experiences

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2000

    I feel like I know her!!!

    Just from reading this book i feel like I've known Amanda Ford for years. Her stories and anecdotes are so easy insightful and accessible. This has quickly become one of my most treasured books. It's nice to know that whenever I have a problem that I'm not alone.

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