The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Build Confidence and Achieve Your Goals

The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Build Confidence and Achieve Your Goals

by Lisa M. Schab LCSW
The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Build Confidence and Achieve Your Goals

The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Build Confidence and Achieve Your Goals

by Lisa M. Schab LCSW


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As a teen, it is incredibly important to have self-confidence, especially when you consider societal pressures about appearance and grades. Just growing up is difficult in and of itself, and in the midst of all this life-related stress, you may not be seeing yourself clearly. In fact, you may be magnifying your weaknesses and minimizing—or even ignoring—your true assets.

Psychologists believe that low self-esteem is at the root of many emotional problems. When you have healthy self-esteem, you feel good about yourself and see yourself as deserving of the respect of others. When you have low self-esteem, you put little value on your opinions and ideas, and may find yourself fading into the background of life. Without some measure of self-worth, you cannot accomplish your goals.

In The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens, you will learn to develop a healthy, realistic view of yourself that includes honest assessments of your weaknesses and strengths, and you will learn to respect yourself, faults and all. You will also learn the difference between self-esteem and being self-centered, self-absorbed, or selfish. Finally, this book will show you how to distinguish the outer appearance of confidence from the quiet, steady, inner acceptance and humility of true self-esteem.

The book also includes practical exercises to help you deal with setbacks and self-doubt, skills for dealing with criticism, and activities that will aid in the development of self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-worth. With the right amount of self-confidence, you will have the emotional resources you need to reach your goals.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608825820
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 06/01/2013
Series: Instant Help for Teens Series
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 767,211
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Lisa M. Schab, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with a private counseling practice in the greater Chicago area. She has authored fourteen self-help books and workbooks for children, teens, and adults, including The Anxiety Workbook for Teens and Beyond the Blues. Schab teaches self-help workshops for the general public and training seminars for professionals, and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD). You can find out more about Schab at

Table of Contents

To Parents and Helping Professionals V

Introduction 1

Activity 1 What Healthy Self-Esteem Means 3

Activity 2 Your Story 6

Activity 3 Your Positives 9

Activity 4 Brain Chemical Messages 12

Activity 5 Family Messages 16

Activity 6 Social Messages 21

Activity 7 Self-Messages 24

Activity 8 The Truth About Human Worth 28

Activity 9 The Perfection of Diversity 32

Activity 10 About Bodies 36

Activity 11 About Mistakes 41

Activity 12 About Comparing 44

Activity 13 About Judgment 48

Activity 14 Your Authentic Self 52

Activity 15 Who You Are for Your Family 57

Activity 16 Who You Are or Your Friends 62

Activity 17 Who You Are for Society 65

Activity 18 It's Normal to Not Know 70

Activity 19 Discovering Your Likes and Dislikes 73

Activity 20 Discovering Your Dreams 77

Activity 21 Discovering Your Beliefs 81

Activity 22 Discovering Your Passions 85

Activity 23 Peer Pressure 89

Activity 24 You In The Universe 93

Activity 25 Why You Are Here 97

Activity 26 The Power of Attitude 101

Activity 27 The Power of Managing Feelings 106

Activity 28 The Power of Tolerating Discomfort 111

Activity 29 The Power of Responsibility 117

Activity 30 The Power of Intuition 122

Activity 31 The Power of Gratitude 127

Activity 32 The Power of Compassion 133

Activity 33 The Power of Possibility 138

Activity 34 The Power of Your Thoughts 143

Activity 35 The Power of Conviction 151

Activity 36 The Power of Positive Decisions 156

Activity 37 The Power of Facing Challenges Head On 163

Activity 38 The Power of Realistic Goals 167

Activity 39 The Power of Support 172

Activity 40 The Power of a Higher Power 179


Lisa Schab lives in the Greater Chicago Area.

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