Named in Tutorful’s Best Child Self-Esteem Boosters/Resources 2018 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.
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 lisamschabooks.com.
Table of Contents
To Parents and Helping Professionals V
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.