|Publisher:||Beaufort Books, Incorporated|
|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
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
Stress Reduction 82
Getting Your Beauty Sleep 85
Spiritual Health 86
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
Have You Started the Healing Yet? 123
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the best book I have read on the subject. Make sure to read the sample!
Great book for girls to read
This book is good but to much money
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.
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.
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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