My Feet Aren't Ugly: A Girl's Guide to Loving Herself from the Inside Out

My Feet Aren't Ugly: A Girl's Guide to Loving Herself from the Inside Out

by Beck Debra


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Do you ever feel bad about yourself or have trouble being yourself while still fitting in? Do you have tough questions you are afraid to ask?In this funny, honest book, teen mentor Debra Beck provides personal stories, quizzes, journaling exercises, and thoughts from teens themselves to help you develop your self-confidence. Learn how to make healthy decisions in the face of peer pressure, have strong relationships with family and friends, and respect and love yourself for who you are. This revised and updated edition also has new chapters on bullying and internet safety.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780825306020
Publisher: Beaufort Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/09/2011
Edition description: REV
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 409,538
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 12 - 15 Years

About the Author

Debra Beck is an entrepreneur and counselor for teenage and pre-teen women. She has devoted herself to helping young women become happy and confident enough to make good decisions. She has drawn on her own experience and the experiences of the young women she has helped to make her book resonate with readers. She currently lives in Sedona, AZ.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     xiii
Introduction     1
Let's Learn to Like Ourselves     3
Making Decisions in Life as if They Affected Everyone     10
Having Integrity     12
Finishing Projects     17
Eating Right or Exercise?     22
Being in Friendships with People Who Treat You Right     23
Act Like Your Own Best Friend     31
I Like Me, I don't Like Me     36
Are You a Victim?     46
What Are You Afraid of? Oh, the Dark. Me too!     57
Are You Creative? Yes, Everyone Is!     67
Being Healthy - Both Physically and Spiritually     75
Eating Right     76
Exercising     79
Skincare     81
Stress Reduction     82
Getting Your Beauty Sleep     85
Spiritual Health     86
Sisterhood     91
Who Is Doing Drugs?     95
Kids on the Edge - Teen Suicide     99
How Can We Prevent These Tragedies?     100
Becoming a Woman - But I'm Still a Kid!     105
Sex! Is There a Price to Pay?     111
STDs     118
Have You Started the Healing Yet?     123

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My Feet Aren't Ugly: A Girl's Guide to Loving Herself from the Inside Out 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book I have read on the subject. Make sure to read the sample!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book for girls to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is good but to much money
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
For over a decade, Debra Beck has served as a mentor for young girls, doing workshops and working with girls' groups to provide them with positive and supportive guidance. Drawing upon her own experiences as both a woman and a mother of two daughters, she's combined that with the real-life experiences of the girls she's worked with to write MY FEET AREN'T UGLY. This is a self-help, interactive book designed to help girls love all aspects of themselves.

Broken down into nine main parts -- Let's Learn to Like Ourselves, What Are You Afraid Of? Oh, the Dark. Me too!, Are You Creative? Yes, Everyone Is!, Being Healthy - Both Physically and Spiritually, Who is Doing Drugs?, Kids on the Edge - Teen Suicide, Becoming a Woman - But I'm Still a Kid!, Sex! Is There a Price to Pay?, and Have You Started the Healing Yet? -- this is a guide to growing up, and taking control of your thoughts and actions.

Ms. Beck manages to provide guidance without sounding preachy, and providing opportunities for internal dialogue and "journal" space to work through scenarios that girls will find easy to relate to. This is a great guide for both pre-teens and teenagers, and would be a great gift for any girl in your life.
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
My Feet Aren't Ugly!: A Girl's Guide to Loving Herself from the Inside Out is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; and Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach and founder of the Mom's Choice Awards. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
FrontStreet on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The teenage years are a time of exploration, growth and change. There are many influences on this process, so many detours and bumps on the road to adulthood. It is a very difficult time of transitions and developments in body, mind and soul. For teenage girls it is a time of fear and confusion. To get out of it whole and unscathed takes help from all sides. In My Feet Aren't Ugly Debra Beck uses real situations to explore the multiple influences that can affect this timeMany different topics are covered from decision making to health, sex and drugs. They are addressed with personal anecdotes from the author's, her daughters' and their friends' lives which lend it an edge of realism that rings true for readers, both teenagers and their parents. The first person voice, using "I" and "we" brings the readers into the discussion while eliminating the lecturing or preaching tone that could have occured. This is an interactive book that gives space for teens to "Think it over...and Journal" on specific suggested topics. It is a chance to reflect on the pages and make them personal for each reader. The illustrations of Maggie Anthony add to the friendly atmosphere that will appeal to teens. It also includes various web sites to turn to for more information on many subjects.This book would lend itself well to a seminar or workshop for teenage girls. It would also work well for a book study group or reading group that could talk about the different topics and use the journaling pages as discussion questions. Since it is so comprehensive, addressing a wide variety of topics with a light, friendly style, it would be a good workbook for such sessions. Teens are not always willing or able to use the format themselves so a helping hand would be useful in making the most out of this book. It could also be an effective parent/daughter activity to read and work through the book together. It might encourage real conversation at a crucial time in teen's life.
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