“In a culture where value is often measured by how many followers or likes you attain on social media, this book by Lisa Schab hits the mark. ”
—Lucie Hemmen, PhD, licensed clinical psychologist
From the author of the best-selling The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens, Self-Esteem for Teens offers six core principles in a smaller, easy-to-reference format to help you build a healthy, positive view of yourself as you face all the challenges of teen life.
How you feel about yourself affects every aspect of your life. When you have healthy self-esteem, you’ll approach people, situations, and feelings with confidence. You’ll have an easier time making friends, excelling in school, and interviewing for jobs. You’ll be able to see yourself more clearly—celebrating your strengths and accepting your weaknesses. And finally, you’ll be better able to accomplish any goal you set. This book can teach you how.
Self-Esteem for Teens will show you how you are in control of your own self-esteem. When you truly believe in your own worth, discovering and developing your authentic self gives you the power to feel good and succeed in any area of life. You can learn to turn any life situation into a positive one and see mistakes and hurdles as opportunities and challenges. You can develop inner strength and peace. And you can make choices in your thoughts and actions that lead to positive outcomes with friends, family, dating, school, jobs, and activities.
So, stop being unkind to yourself! Start cultivating a deep and abiding belief in your own self-worth. You can create the life you want! The principles in this book will show you how.
About the Author
Lisa M. Schab, LCSW, is a practicing psychotherapist in the greater Chicago, IL, area; and author of eighteen self-help books, including The Anxiety Workbook for Teens, and the teen guided journals, Put Your Worries Here and Put Your Feelings Here. She has been interviewed as an expert on the Milwaukee television stations WTMJ-TV and WISN-TV, by The New York Times, Scholastic Choices magazine, Teen Vogue, Psych Central, and Kate Shannon’s Creative Therapy Umbrella podcast. Schab has authored regular mental health columns for Chicago ParentMagazine and The Sun Newspapers. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).
Table of Contents
Read This First: How Self-Esteem Can Work for You 1
Part 1 Core beliefs
Wisdom tale: The Town Up Ahead 13
Principle 1 My Self-Esteem Is in My Hands 14
Wisdom tale: The Queen's Garden 43
Principle 2 Every Human Being Has Intrinsic Value and Worth, Including Me 44
Wisdom tale: Three Friends 67
Principle 3 My Greatest Value, Potential, and Power Lie in My Authentic Self 69
Part 2 Power-tilled choices
Wisdom tale: The Wolf 99
Principle 4 Feeding the Positive Grows the Positive 100
Wisdom tale: The Butterfly 119
Principle 5 There Is a Reward in Every Struggle 120
Wisdom tale: The Donkey 143
Principle 6 I Am Not Limited by My Circumstances 144
Ending Note 169
Schab resides in Antioch, IL.