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Dealing with the Stuff That Makes Life Tough: The 10 Things That Stress Teen Girls Out and How to Cope with Them
     

Dealing with the Stuff That Makes Life Tough: The 10 Things That Stress Teen Girls Out and How to Cope with Them

by Jill Zimmerman Rutledge, David Dell'Accio (Designed by), Susan H. Hartman (Designed by)
 

With compassion and insight, an expert counselor shows teen girls how to find the solutions to stress and anxiety that lie within

Parents, schoolwork, boyfriends, college . . .it's enough to make any teenage girl wish she could just snap her fingers and make it all go away. But with the click of her heels, she'll soon discover that the means to dealing

Overview

With compassion and insight, an expert counselor shows teen girls how to find the solutions to stress and anxiety that lie within

Parents, schoolwork, boyfriends, college . . .it's enough to make any teenage girl wish she could just snap her fingers and make it all go away. But with the click of her heels, she'll soon discover that the means to dealing with stress were always within her power. Dealing with the Stuff That Makes Life Tough helps teenage girls find the wisdom within to overcome stress in their lives.

A serious self-help guide for teenage girls that is neither preachy nor condescending, Dealing with the Stuff That Makes Life Tough uses real-life anecdotes to help readers triumph over difficulties. Common teen anxieties include:

  • Body image
  • Dating
  • Divorce
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Friends and bullies
  • Substance abuse
  • Gay and lesbian issues

The book also includes short introductions of each subject, expert quotes, statistics, key points, reading lists, Web pages, and toll-free numbers.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Growing up brings new concerns and pressures for many kids. Dealing with the Stuff That Makes Life Tough: The 10 Things That Stress Girls Out and How to Cope with Them by Jill Zimmerman Rutledge addresses body image, depression, boys, smoking, drinking and drugs, divorce, homosexuality and other sources of stress and anxiety for teenage girls. Testimonials of girls who have faced difficult situations reassure readers that they're not alone and provide concrete suggestions for addressing problems. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 8-10-Using quotes from women in history and anecdotal stories of adolescent girls, "Dr. Jill" gives prescriptions for dealing with difficult situations. The chapters address relationships, drug addiction, stress, body image, parental divorce, insomnia, bullies, and having a crush on another girl, and the author offers several scenarios based on her years of experience as a psychotherapist. She encourages self-examination and taking action, including asking oneself questions and trying different remedies for problems. Every chapter encourages readers to find ways to respect themselves. The author admits that some situations are complicated and offers realistic solutions. For example, in the chapter regarding drugs and alcohol, she acknowledges that pressure from friends can be difficult. One solution she recommends is volunteering to be the designated driver, which relieves the pressure because it is then socially acceptable not to drink. Although the anecdotes are generic and include only a first name, they are broad in scope and right on target.-Karen Hoth, Marathon Middle/High School, FL Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071423267
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
08/18/2003
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
430,531
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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