Stress-Proof Your Teen: Helping Your Teen Manage Stress and Build Healthy Habits

Stress-Proof Your Teen: Helping Your Teen Manage Stress and Build Healthy Habits

by Heath Dingwell

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596528239
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 07/26/2011
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Heath Dingwell, author of The Easiest Way to Stop Smoking, is a health and wellness writer for health centers across the country, including the Mayo Clinic. Heath graduated in 2001 from Washington State University with a Ph.D. in Sociology. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, he was a university professor and taught criminal justice. He lives with his wife and child in Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

1 Peer pressure 1

2 Low self-esteem 5

3 School 9

4 Bullying 13

5 Divorce 17

6 Parental dating and remarriage 19

7 Family conflict 21

8 Friends and dating 23

9 Puberty 25

10 Sex and sexuality 29

11 Anxiety 33

12 Extreme social phobia 37

13 Depression 39

14 Eating disorders 43

15 Alcohol use 47

16 Drug use 49

17 Smoking 53

18 Risky sexual behaviors 55

19 Nonlethal self-injury 57

20 Suicide 61

21 Behavioral changes 65

22 Mood changes 69

23 Sleep patterns 73

24 Eating patterns 75

25 Physical changes 79

26 Observations from others 81

27 Listening 83

28 Holding open conversations 85

29 Suspending judgment 87

30 Seeking counseling 89

31 Seeking out medical help 93

32 Seeking temporary hospitalization 95

33 Using alternative and natural stress relievers 99

34 Changing diet 101

35 Building self-esteem 103

36 Promoting positive thinking 107

37 Teaching conflict resolution skills 111

38 Creating a healthy home environment 115

39 Modeling appropriate behavior 117

40 Encouraging hobbies 119

41 Encouraging exercise 121

42 Volunteering 125

43 Helping with learning and study strategies 127

44 Adjusting parenting style 131

45 Teaching time-management skills 137

46 Using humor 141

References 143

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