Teen Esteem: A Self-Direction Manual for Young Adults

Teen Esteem: A Self-Direction Manual for Young Adults

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Depression, violence, pressures to succeed, eating disorders—being a teenager seems more difficult with every generation. Confronted daily with demands from parents, teachers, and peers, teens have to have refusal skills and positive attitudes to meet the challenges of life in a world which requires them to grow up before their time. Without patronizing or lecturing, Teen Esteem helps teenagers develop the skills needed to handle stress, peer pressure, substance abuse, anger, sexual expression, more. The third edition includes new material on being different, self-acceptance, cyber-bullying, and coping with depression (in oneself and in others).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781886230873
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 07/01/2009
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,174,250
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Pat Palmer, EdD, (1928-2015) was a psychologist and former director of the Assertiveness Training Institute of Denver. She counseled adults and young people throughout the U.S. in the areas of assertiveness and self-esteem and was author of several bestselling children's books on the subject. Her books are widely translated, and particularly popular in the U.S. and Japan.

Melissa Alberti Froehner, B.A., is a businesswoman, writer, and mother of three who has worked extensively with young people.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Chapter 1 What Do You Want From Life? (Your Goals) 1

Chapter 2 Your Right to Be Yourself (Your Rights) 5

Chapter 3 R-E-S-P-E-C-T (Liking Yourself) 11

Chapter 4 What if I'm Different? (Masks We Wear) 21

Chapter 5 "Are You Having Fun Yet?" (Feeling Good) 37

Chapter 6 Listen Up! (Assertiveness) 45

Chapter 7 When You Get So Mad (Dealing with Anger) 55

Chapter 8 Asking For It (Making Requests) 63

Chapter 9 "Just Say No....Yeah, Right" (Refusal Skills) 67

Chapter 10 "C'mon Baby...You Know You Want To!" (Avoiding Manipulation) 77

Chapter 11 Not To Decide Is To Decide (Choices and Decision Making) 87

Chapter 12 Taking Charge (Freedom & Responsibility) 97

Selected Reading 105

Web Resources 111

Index 113

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