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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For teens, confidence is key! This fully revised and updated edition of The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens has everything you need to boost self-confidence, improve your social skills, balance social media use, and reach your goals.

As a teen, it is incredibly important to have self-confidence, especially when you consider all the societal pressures teens face today, particularly about appearance and grades. Growing up in today’s world is difficult, and in the midst of all this life-related stress, it’s easy to magnify your own weaknesses and minimize—or even ignore—your true assets. This workbook can help.

In this fully revised and updated second edition of The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens, you’ll 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’ll 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.

This second edition includes practical exercises to help you deal with body image issues, be more assertive and set boundaries with others, and navigate difficult social situations—including bullying, cyberbullying and social media overload. You’ll also find activities that promote healthy thinking habits and problem solving; tips for handling criticism, setbacks, and self-doubt; and strategies for developing self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-worth.

With the right amount of self-confidence, you will have the emotional resources you need to succeed and reach your goals. This workbook can help you get started, step by step.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781648480003
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 06/01/2022
Edition description: Second Edition, Revised
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 126,035
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Lisa M. Schab, LCSW, is a practicing psychotherapist in the greater Chicago, IL, area; and author of 20 self-help books, including The Anxiety Workbook for TeensThe Self-Esteem 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 Parent Magazine and The Sun Newspapers. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

Table of Contents

To Readers v

To Parents, Professional and All Helping Adults vii

Activity 1 What Is Healthy Self-Esteem? 1

Activity 2 Recognize Your Power: Your Self-Esteem Is in Your Hands 6

Activity 3 Claim Your Intrinsic Value and Worth 10

Activity 4 Release Devaluing Messages 15

Activity 5 Choose Positive Self-Messages 22

Activity 6 The Power of Self-Compassion 27

Activity 7 The Perfection of Diversity 32

Activity 8 Your Authentic Self Is Your Best Self 36

Activity 9 Who You Are for Your Family 41

Activity 10 Who You Are for Your Friends 46

Activity 11 Who You Are for Society 49

Activity 12 It's Normal to Not Know 54

Activity 13 Discovering Your Likes and Dislikes 57

Activity 14 Discovering Your Dreams 61

Activity 15 Discovering Your Beliefs 65

Activity 16 Discovering Your Passions 69

Activity 17 You in the Universe 73

Activity 18 Why You Are Here 78

Activity 19 Celebrate Your Strengths, Work with Your Weaknesses 83

Activity 20 The Power of Intuition 87

Activity 21 Your Body Image: How to Fight False Facts 93

Activity 22 Your Body Image: How to Love the Body You've Got 98

Activity 23 About Judgment 103

Activity 24 Take Charge of Social Media 108

Activity 25 How to Talk to People: Basic Social Skills 114

Activity 26 Assertive Communication 120

Activity 27 Don't Take Everything Personally 125

Activity 28 No One Is Liked by Everyone 129

Activity 29 Peer Pressure 133

Activity 30 Setting Healthy Boundaries 137

Activity 31 The Look of Healthy Self-Esteem 142

Activity 32 The Power of Managing Feelings 146

Activity 33 Tolerating Discomfort 152

Activity 34 The Power of Inner Peace 157

Activity 35 Thinking Habits That Help or Hinder 162

Activity 36 Accepting Mistakes 168

Activity 37 The Power of Gratitude 171

Activity 38 The Power of Possibility 177

Activity 39 The Power of Conviction 182

Activity 40 The Power of Responsibility 187

Activity 41 The Power of Positive Decisions 192

Activity 42 The Power of Facing Challenges Head-On 198

Activity 43 Setting Realistic Goals 202

Activity 44 Problem-Solving Skills 207

Activity 45 It's Never Too Late to Turn Things Around 213

Activity 46 Smart People Ask for Help 218

Conclusion 223


Schab resides in the Greater Chicago, IL, Area.

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