Taste Berries for Teens deftly combined teen contributions and responses with the commentary and sensitive advice of adult coauthors, showing teens that we each can make life better through our love and compassion.
Designed as a companion piece for Taste Berries for Teens, this journal offers teens space to write about their own feelings on self-worth; friendship; love and relationships; how to create an attitude for life success; how to decide what to do in life; how to give, share and make a difference; and how to cope with stress-filled and embarrassing moments. In Taste Berries for Teens Journal, coauthors Bettie B. Youngs, Ph.D., Ed.D., and Jennifer Leigh Youngs will also provide commentary to help readers use the journal to sort out their feelings, responsibly deal with their difficulties and effectively solve their problems. Teens will be able to use this journal not only to express their innermost feelings, explore unlimited possibilities and describe their fondest dreams, but also-and even more important-to turn those possibilities and dreams into reality. This journal is sure to become the trusted companion and guide of all who use it, as they journey toward making their lives better and brighter.
|Publisher:||Health Communications, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Taste Berries for Teens. She has appeared frequently on CNN, NBC Nightly News and Oprah. Numerous national publications such as The Washington Post and RedbookSafeguarding Your Teenager from the Dragons of Life, Taste-Berry Tales, Gifts of the Heart and the award-winning Values from the Heartland.
JENNIFER LEIGH YOUNGS, a former Miss Teen California finalist and a Rotary International Exchange Scholar, dedicates her life to helping others. At twenty-five, she is already a nationally recognized speaker and workshop presenter, whose audiences primarily consist of teens and parents. Based out of Delmar, California, she is also the author of Goal-Setting Skills for Young Adults, A Stress Management Guide for Young Adults and Feeling Great, Looking Hot and Loving Yourself!
Read an Excerpt
PART 1 Who I Am:
Creating an Identity of My Own Our life is like a piece of paper on which every passerby leaves a mark. Chinese Proverb I Am . . . Accept Me as I Am . . . skksc Who Am I ? . . .
The Paintbrush I keep my paintbrush with me, wherever I may go,
In case I need to cover up, so the real me doesn't show.
I'm so afraid to show you me; afraid of what you'll do,
I'm afraid you'll laugh or say mean things; afraid I might lose you.
I'd like to remove all the layers, to show you the real, true me,
But I want you to try to understand; I need you to like what you see.
So if you'll be patient and close your eyes, I'll remove the coats real slow,
Please understand how much it hurts, to let the real me show.
Now that my coats are all stripped off, I feel naked, bare and cold,
And if you still find me pleasing, you are my friend, pure as gold.
I need to save my paintbrush though, and hold it in my hand,
I need to keep it handy in case someone doesn't understand.
So please protect me, my dear friend, and thanks for loving me true,
And please let me keep my paintbrush with me, until I love me, too.
Lee Ezell, Taste Berries for Teens
©2008. Bettie B. Youngs, Jennifer Leigh Youngs. All rights reserved. Reprinted from Taste Berries for Teens Journal. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the written permission of the publisher. Publisher: Health Communications, Inc., 3201 SW 15th Street, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great book for teens! Helps you step back and see what your all about and what your truly feeling. Could have covered a couple more issues. Recomended to anyone.
This is a good book for any teen. Though some of the questions are repetitive, they make one take a look in to different areas of his/her personality. Anyone who like to to write will love this book