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    1. The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens
    by Sean Covey
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    Asin: 0684856093
    Catlog: Book (1998-10-09)
    Publisher: Fireside
    Sales Rank: 450
    Average Customer Review: 4.37 out of 5 stars
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    Based on his father's bestselling The 7 Habits of Highly EffectivePeople, Sean Covey applies the same principles to teens, using avivacious, entertaining style. To keep it fun, Covey writes, he "stuffed it fullof cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teensfrom all over the world... along with a few other surprises." Did he ever! Flipopen to any page and become instantly absorbed in real-life stories of teens whohave overcome obstacles to succeed, and step-by-step guides to shiftingparadigms, building equity in "relationship bank accounts," creating actionplans, and much more.

    As a self-acknowledged guinea pig for many of his dad's theories, Sean Covey isa living example of someone who has taken each of the seven habits to heart: beproactive; begin with the end in mind; put first things first; think win-win;seek first to understand, then to be understood; synergize; and sharpen the saw.He includes a comical section titled "The 7 Habits of Highly Defective Teens,"which includes some, shall we say, counterproductive practices: put first thingslast; don't cooperate; seek first to talk, then pretend to listen; wear yourselfout... Covey's humorous and up-front style is just light enough to be acceptableto wary teenagers, and down-and-dirty enough to really make a difference. (Ages13 and older) --Emilie Coulter ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars This is it...a must read!
    We all know what the meaning of teenage means. Late-night parties, cheating on tests, and sneaking into movie theatres. It's a golden age in our life when we can just wild out and simply have fun! I have to admit the person I am now, is quite a different character from what I was before I read the book, "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens". A bit like a mentor who taught me to see the light, I've learned to appreciate so much more in life. The book really reaches out and touches each person individually, and helps them find the best in themselves. Sean Covey has created 7 "habits" to help teenagers make the most out of their teenage life. Illustrated with funny cartoons, easy to read fonts, and simple language, not once was I ever bored when I read the book. Speakin from the heart, Covey brings back memories of his own personal past and shows us how we can change things before they actually happen. For example, he spends a chapter talking about the importance of being a good friend. After reading that chapter, I tried using some of the tips he mentioned into my real life senerio. And guess what? It really works! I've learned to become a much better listener, a better advice giver, and better at keeping secrets. All that was deprived from one chapter. I was just surprised to find out that a lot of the things he said related directly to me, therefore it made it really personal. If Covey was able to make a personal connection with me, I'm sure he can do so with everyone else. I speak as a teen to a teen; read it. This'll be the most memorable peice of writing you'll remember throughout your teenage career.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Book review for The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
    As a sophomore in high school, there have been a lot of ups and downs in my life. So, during the winter break, just when I started caring about my grades and life, I saw this book and thought it might be helpful.

    This book is written by Sean Covey, the son of Stephen R. Covey. Stephen R. Covey wrote a book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which is about 7 habits, be proactive; being with the end in mind; put first things first; think win-win; seek first to understand, then to be understood; synergize; and sharpen the saw. His son, Sean Covey, built his book around the same 7 habits, yet with ¡§teen language¡¨. Usually when books are about habits for teens or how to improve your life, they're usually dull and readers dread for the ending. This book is absolutely not like that. There's a comic illustration on nearly every single page, lots of great quotes from well-known people, along with real-life stories from teens around the world.

    At the end of each one of these chapters, there's a section called ¡§Baby Steps¡¨. Here Sean Covey gives step-by-step directions on how to improve yourself using what you had just read in that chapter.

    Some things to keep in mind while reading this book is that, in order to really learn something from this book and use it as a helpful tool, you really need to read it with an open mind and a heart willing to learn. Also, in order to move on to the next habit, you really need to thoroughly understand the previous one.

    Unquestionably, this is a fascinating book and it will definitely help you in one way or the other. So go purchase this excellent book, read it and live by the 7 habits for a while and see how it works!

    1-0 out of 5 stars expensive toilet paper
    I hate this book! I truly can't see why this book is so popular.
    Heres why i hate it: First off I can't stand covey's writing style. Its just so unsophisticated, so annoying, and very dry.
    Second the messages that covey presents are blatant. He says that we should perform random acts of kindness (Really? i don't think my grandmother ever told me to do that) he also says that we should not let our fears make our decisions (wow!!!! what a great motivator). so if you already wiped your ass today you haven't any use for this book!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great book to steer teens in the right direction
    Sean Covey is a great role model for teens! He uses the principles from his father's best-selling book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, to show teens how they too, can use them. The Covey model encourages solid character formation, and provides essential strategies for success in all areas of life. You start by mastering yourself and then you learn how to interact correctly with other people. The book is logical and the cartoons add fun.

    I must also recommend "Optimal Thinking: How to Be Your Best Self" endorsed by Dr. Steven Covey. The author of Optimal Thinking, a former teacher, interacted with teens in the classroom for a decade and truly understands them. Optimal Thinking shows all of us how to bring our best self to every situation, deal most effectively with our feelings, bring out the best from others, and make the most of every situation. Optimal Thinking should be taught in every school, and these books should be in every home.

    4-0 out of 5 stars An effective book for effective people
    I bought this book last year.What attracted me was not just the content,but the fun and interesting English language teenagers will find reading enjoyable (Note: it's not the type of super English with bombastic words and terms that'll probably send you poring through the dictionary).There are also interesting and cute little quotations that get you start laughing and giggling.

    But what is really great about this book is that it is hardly a book.It's so well-written,it's like a essential manual for all teenagers to possess! There are true-account experiences as well as well as well as accounts of scenarios which you may find familiar...like struggling to do well in an exam,coping with relationships problems and stuff.

    Frankly speaking,Sean Covey did make a point.I was quick to point out that i'm a procastinator (something i learnt over here),and is now able to control my emotions and get the better of myself.Though this book is like the one of the many thousands "self-improvement" source i've read,i think it is one over at my top ten list.Pointers,comics strips,useful hotlines,true accounts...and a really cool author,what more can you expect?

    Need help? This is the book for you! ... Read more


    2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Workbook (The 7 Habits)
    by Sean Covey
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    Asin: 1929494173
    Catlog: Book (1999-12-01)
    Publisher: Franklin Quest Co
    Sales Rank: 2710
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Being a teenager is wonderful and challenging. In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, author Sean Covey applies the timeless principles of the 7 Habits to teens and the tough issues and life-changing decisions they face. In an entertaining style, Covey provides a step-by-step guide to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, get along with their parents, and much more. In addition, this book is stuffed with cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens will engage teenagers unlike any other book.

    An indispensable book for teens, as well as parents, grandparents, and any adult who influences young people, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens is destined to become the last word on surviving and thriving as a teen and beyond. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
    I purchased the book for a teen-aged niece, who was, at first, very hesitant to read the book. However, once she read through the first habit, she couldn't put the book down. Her personal conversations have changed from discussing the latest music videos to her goals in life and her methods of pursuing them! I LOVE IT! Thanks, Sean, keep up the good work.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A College-Student's Review of "7 Habits ... Teens"
    * * * * * FIVE STARS! NO DOUBT ABOUT IT! * * * * * Last summer I found this book on my younger brother's desk--a gift to him from our mother. As an eighteen-year-old college student, I thought the writing would be "too young" for me. NOPE! I read the book and it has significantly changed my views of myself, others, and the world. On another note, I liked the book so much that I decided to check out 'the original,' Sean's father's book (7 Habits of ... *people*): the verdict: I personally found the book for Teens a MUCH better read. Sean's writing style is concise and very visual, making it easy to understand, enjoyable, and fun. The anecdotes and stories are universally applicable--despite racial, economic, etc. backgrounds (or even age!). He doesn't waste time getting to the point, taking a single paragraph to introduce a new concept, and then supporting it with two or three stories, anecdotes, or quotations; and yes, there are even pictures too! The end product is something that is VERY enjoyable, practicable, and has helpful. If you have ANY doubts about whether or not to read this book, I would say that if you are even looking into it enough to read this review, you and someone you know can greatly benefit from the ideas in this book. Of course self-change is scary and difficult, but this book makes it fun and easy. It's helped me to not only improve my own life, but also that of my younger brother, guiding me to be a better role model for him. When I first found this book I had made fun of it, but as soon as I had begun reading, I was hooked [or as the book would have me say, "I hooked myself..."] Thanks Sean (and Stephen) for your contribution(s)! [And thanks Mom, too...] : - )

    5-0 out of 5 stars The 7 HELPFUL Habits for Teens
    This book is great! Teenagers can really relate to this kind of stuff! The book is jam packed with pictures, quotes, and best of all the best advice a teenager could get!
    It's divided into sections of the 7 Habits for Highly Effective Teens. This book isn't a book to preach or lecture. It's a book to learn from and grow from.
    If you really take this book to heart it could change your life somehow. It could help give you more positive outlooks on life.
    This is a great book for teenagers~

    5-0 out of 5 stars A very interesting, and lifechanging book
    I have personally read this book, and ( as a 13 year old), it has drasticly changed my life. There are passages in this book that told me things about myself I never knew. Like this " I'f who I am, is what I have, and what I have is lost, who am I ?" I no longer feal that money or impotance should matter in my life. I should live it accourding to my life, and not by the will of others.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A book for EVERY teen
    Any teen can learn a lot from this book. It is approachable and understandable, but straight-forward. It is helpful and inspiring, and I would highly recommend it. ... Read more


    3. Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul (Chicken Soup for the Soul)
    by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger, Mitch Claspy
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    Asin: 1558744630
    Catlog: Book (1997-05-01)
    Publisher: HCI Teens
    Sales Rank: 933
    Average Customer Review: 4.82 out of 5 stars
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    This book, the latest in the hugely popular Chicken Soup for the Soul series, contains stories,poems, and cartoons relating to the specific troubles that traumatize teenagers everywhere. There are plentyof stories about dating ("HE KISSED MY TEETH!"), friendships (don't gossip), and school.But Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul doesn't shy away from the big issues either, with essays onsuicide, dying young, and drunk driving. This book stems from the knowledge that teens know their ownconcerns best—thus, much of the book is written by teens themselves, which gives the book a veryaccessible, informal tone. Also, the authors had each piece evaluated by as many teenagers as possible. Thecare shows. Teenage Soul is always respectful, and doesn't minimize any of the dramas ofadolescence. It does, however, mete out plenty of perspective. This wise, tender, funny book is filled withwisdom useful to teens (and everybody else, too). ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing
    "Chicken Soup for the Teenage soul" is about teenagers who go through some bad & good times. The book is also about teen love, friendship, sad poems and also some stories. The book helps other teenagers realize that they're not the only ones who go through rough times. It also tells teenagers to not take life for granted, and that there is only one life to live. If you mess up you can't go back. The book has teenagers who tell their stories about bad times and it gives them inspiration to keep on trying. The stories & poems the teenagers write show other teens that life is not always fair and can be difficult at times, but no matter what they always don't give up.

    To Me this book is a really interesting and fun book to read. This book has also taught me that everybody has problems no matter what it is. The book has also taught me to share what I feel and how to express my self. This is why I like the book "Chicken soup for the teenage soul letters" so much. I would really recommend other teenagers to read this book, because it tells you how to deal with your problems with out hurting your self or others around you. I really don't hate anything about this book, it is very good to read, and it really does help you. I think the Author wrote a very good book. I will be reading all of the books they publish. The book really touched me, and made me look at life from a different point of view.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Most Touching and Inspiring book I've ever read!
    When I first heard about Chicken Soup For The Teenage Soul, I was not in a hurry to purchase or even read it. Later though, my freind bought it and I read a story he told me too. WOW! That one page of what he went through totally changed my perspective on life. I went home and bought the book that night. When I began to read it I relized what I had read was just the beginning of a renewal on the way that I treat and look at my life. Day after day I read a few stories at a time. There were stories that caused my to laugh, cry, smile, frown, get scared, think, and love. If there were more stars beside just 5, I would give them to this book. I feel like this book has renewed so many things in my life that I believe i am a different person. I also have learned many lessons about family, life, freinds, and many many other things. I would recomend this book to anyone that needs a little hope, inspiration, renewal, or just a nice read. Thank yo for your time and if you read Chicken Soup for the Teenage soul I hope that you enjoy, wait, I know that you will enjoy every story in there. Thank You!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Very good
    This book is oacked with awesome stories about growing up. I recommend it to all teens.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Chicken soups
    The Chicken Soup for the Teenagers soul books I think are the best book to tell teenagers how it really is, the peer pressure, love, loss, friendship, and family. If I didn't have this book or any of the others I don't think I would make it through my teenage years. This book has helped me with the loss of my grandpa, my family problems, and my relatonships with guys especially with the ones that didn't work out.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Chicken Soup
    Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul
    By:Jack Canfield, et al
    Reviewed By: B Beard
    Period 1

    The book Chicken soup for the soul is a really good book to read. It is a book that cover almost every topic that comes up in a teenagers life. This book is written by many people and all are great stories and poems. Also, this book is said to have lead some people in the right path. Maybe you are caught up in some stuff and you don't know where you are going to end up, I would advise that you read this book.
    I enjoyed reading this book a lot. It showed me many things in a new point of view. It showed me how words can hurt other people and that any kind of gossip is bad gossip. In the book it says " It is easy to drop your words but not pick them back up." In many ways this book has help me to be a better person.
    I really didn't have any dislikes about this book. Other than talking about hugs and kisses, it was a really fun book to read. One story called A simple Christmas card really touched me. It was about this girl that had no friends and had problems at home. She joined this club, but she could tell that they didn't like her. So the girl had decided to jump off of a bridge. So she was going to leave her parnets a letter in the mailbox, but when she opened it she found a letter from one of the people from the club. They had wanted to be friends with her. So she went back inside and thought to herself that someone really did care about her and her life.
    My favorite part of the book is the story named Anne. It was bout a young girl that was a teenager and laughed and cried like everyone eles. The only thing that was different was that she spent two years hidding in an attic. On August 1, 1944, two months after her 15th birthday, Nazi police burst through the door. yanking open drawers, ripping mattresses, the police stuffed jewelry in their pockets and looked for any hidden money. Then, shoving Anne and her family down the steps, into waiting cars, they drove off. Anne's sister died of malnutition, and her mother of exhaustion. Anne herself died at the age of 17. She never thought that no one would be interested in her life , but she was wrong. To this very day people still read the story about a teenager called Anne Frank. This and many other stories showed me how many people do care about you even if you don't know it. ... Read more


    4. Life Strategies for Teens
    by Jay McGraw
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    Asin: 074321546X
    Catlog: Book (2000-12)
    Publisher: Fireside
    Sales Rank: 1253
    Average Customer Review: 4.12 out of 5 stars
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    "Are you as tired as I am of books constantly telling you the same oldBrady Bunch, Beaver Cleaver, goody-two-shoes BS about doing your best tounderstand your parents, doing your homework, making curfew, getting a haircut,dropping that hemline, and blah blah blah?" So inquires Jay McGraw, son ofbestselling author Phillip C. McGraw, in the introduction to the younger, hipperversion of his father's LifeStrategies. This funny, straightforward guide helps teens steerrather than drift in life, dealing honestly with topics from peer pressure to TVaddiction with the underlying mantra, "Don't like it? Change it." Divided intothe same 10 "Life Laws" that are in his father's book (from "We teach people howto treat us" to "There is power in forgiveness"), McGraw urges teens to takecontrol of their lives at every turn. That said, he doesn't expect any youngperson to respond to the way his father's book is written, so he translates"People do what works" to "The truth about why you can act so weird" and "Liferewards action" to "What are you waiting for? Get it in gear!" He demands thathis readers ask themselves hard questions about missed opportunities,perceptions, self-sabotage, and personal shortcomings so they can figure outwhat's not working and fix it. Why? So that they can turn dreams intogoals--with specific timelines and strategies. There's no doubt that the bookhas the enthusiastic pounding zeal of an aerobics instructor. But it makes a lotof sense, and if a teen took even a few of these lessons to heart, he or shewould be more in control than most adults. (Ages 13 and older) ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars I may be way past my teens,
    I haven't been a teen for a long time, but I still remember the frustrations and not knowing how to do what I wanted or get what I wanted. I bought this book for my oldest son and I read it in three days. Then I bought a new one for him and one for his best friend. If I had had a book like this when I was a teen it would have made my life so much simpler by showing me what I had, what I could have and how to follow the path I wanted. It's a wonderful book for teens, young adults and reminds us "old folks" how we once struggled to "figure out the rules of the game" I can only urge parents to get give this to their kids and read themselves. Closest thing to a "Life Handbook" available. :-)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Clearly written guide for teens who need to "get it"
    I saw Jay McGraw on Larry King and was so impressed by his calm yet straightforward manner and convictions that I decided to buy his book. I'm glad I did. using clear language and concrete examples, Mcgraw updates and adapts his father's Life Strategies so that teens can understand them. He also adds some personal real-life examples to show how teens can either drift along in life or forge their own directions.
    I was also pleasantly surprised to find that this wasn't just another cookie cutter self-help book. There are questionnaires designed to make teens think, REALLY think, about what matters to them - and why - and how they can go about achieving their goals. It isn't always an easy read but it is a worthwhile one.
    As the parent of a teen, I found the short quizzes and question sections very thought-provoking and they even started some good discussions in our household.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Changed My Mindset & Thinking Habits
    This book was quite excellent. As a thirteen-year-old girl, it sure got me in gear! My twelfth year was spent trying to fit in with the crowd, dismiss good grades, and wear tight clothing. Now, thanks to this book, I have newfound self-esteem, willpower, and goals which I am reaching one by one! My aunt, a huge fan of Dr. Phil, gave it to me for Christmas. I am already a different person. It helps so much with self-esteem issues, peer pressures, goal-setting and other teen dilemmas and issues.

    I definitely recommend it to all teenagers who want to get their life in gear! It helps so much, but only if you allow it. This is not the kind of book that you can just skim through. You've got to read it and take action, take it to heart, in order for those Life Strategies to work in your life. I'm telling you, it's so helpful! Thanks Jay!

    One last thing, however, I would like to direct to those who thought Jay McGraw was copycatting Dr. Phil's book- NO KIDDING! Where've you been? This book is the same as LIFE STRATEGIES, but it's just been rewritten for teenage understanding. And, also, the rich have their problems, too. Maybe Jay hasn't had to work hard for his popularity or money, but I'm sure it's obviously something he knows a lot about- THINK ABOUT IT! He has DR. PHIL for a father. Please try not to be so critical. Not everyone's perfect, and perfection is only in the eye of the beholder- there is no real perfection. No reality, just perception!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Didn't like what I read
    I merely skimmed this book for about 20 minutes, but I didn't like it. I'll admit I had a preconcieved notion because I've seen Jay McGraw on the Dr. Phil show (Dr. Phil is his father)and I didn't like him at all. He grew up wealthy and knows zero about real problems (not meaning to imply the wealthy don't have problems). He's been presented as a voice for the average teen and he's not. At all.

    Anyway back to the book. Here are the main problems-
    1. It's paifully, painfully obvious he's trying to use teenage slang and come of as your average high schooler. It doesn't work.
    2. He's pretty much a poor writer.
    3. This book got published, quite simply, because he is the son of Phil McGraw. And it shows.
    4. He makes examples of ridiculous cliched stereotypes and there is, as someone already said, an example of sexist thinking.
    5. Come on, this book isn't going to change your life like he claims in the introduction. Maybe I'm just too cynical, but when a book starts out like that I automatically roll my eyes.
    6. He didn't come up with an idependant idea for a book, he just dumbed down his daddy's version. If you look at the life laws about a half of them are things Dr. Phil says on his show pretty frequently.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Direction for a lost teenager
    This book really got me on track for success in high school and life. I received it as a Christmas present in my freshman year and it is one of the reasons that I am still in one piece.
    Coasting in high school is a common ailment of my class and this book helps you see what the problems with coasting are, why you do it and what you can do about it.
    The format was well thought out. The beginning of each chapter starts with why you need to read that chapter and the end finishes with a lightbulb box that highlights the important parts you should remember. It is concise and really addresses what you need as a teen and not what your parents want you to do. But, it also steers you towards the "right" decisions, highlighting the payoffs of your harmful behavior and making you realize the error of your ways.
    All in all, this book is excellent for teens who know they can do more and do better but really don't know how to go about changing themselves. ... Read more


    5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Personal Workbook
    by Sean Covey
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    Asin: 0743250982
    Catlog: Book (2003-12-02)
    Publisher: Fireside
    Sales Rank: 42795
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    This hands-on personal workbook companion to the bestselling The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens provides engaging activities to help teens understand and apply the power of the 7 Habits. Sean Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens has sold more than 2 million copies to date and helped countless teens make better decisions and improve their sense of self-worth. Now, in the same fun and entertaining style, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens Personal Workbook allows teens to build on the principles of the 7 Habits through various thought-provoking exercises. Whether they are already familiar with Covey's Habits or are newcomers to his path to teenage success, teens can immerse themselves in this personal workbook at their own pace and benefit from its positive messages and lessons in their own way. In this interactive volume, teens will find in-depth tools to improve self-esteem, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve goals, get along with parents, and strengthen themselves in many other areas. ... Read more


    6. Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff : Stories of Tough Times and Lessons Learned (Chicken Soup for the Soul)
    by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger
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    Asin: 155874942X
    Catlog: Book (2001-10-18)
    Publisher: HCI Teens
    Sales Rank: 2453
    Average Customer Review: 4.77 out of 5 stars
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    This latest offering in the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul series explores a host of challenges faced by today's teens. Within its pages teens will find portraits of life's complexities expressed from the viewpoint of their peers. Teen contributors share their thoughts and feelings on difficult issues, ranging from poor self-image to thoughts of suicide, from family discord to coping with the loss, from peer pressure to school violence.

    Teens ranked stress as one of their top concerns (along with child abuse and STDs). Oftentimes, the pressure can feel overwhelming, whether they involve worrying about an upcoming test, competition sports, family responsibilities, dating, or more extreme issues such as depression, suicide and school violence.

    The first three volumes of the Teenage Soul series and the companion journal illustrate the ongoing popularity of this series (unit sales exceed 11 million). Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff and the Spring 2001 release Teenage Soul Letters will undoubtedly follow suit as the next best-sellers in a phenomenally popular series.

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    5-0 out of 5 stars I Love the new Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul!
    Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff was a book I feel all teenagers and for that matter adults should read. It really touched me. At times I cried, and at times I laughed. This book really touched home. It reminded me that no matter how bad my day was, there is someone that has gone through the same thing and maybe worse things that same day. I have all the Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul books and this is my favorite.

    I hope others can recieve that same joy I recieved from it. This book like the others will serve as a devotional for me. Each story has some meaning or lesson that will touch home.

    5-0 out of 5 stars How it helped me!
    Hi I recently received Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff and I absolutely love it. I lost my mom two years ago and this book has really help me. I would recommend this book to anybody who is dealing with these problems.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff
    I thought this was an excellent book. It talks about true stories that happened to people. It makes people feel better to know that other people out there are going through and dealing with the same situations. It makes people realize how good their life really is, and also how bad it could be. I would recommend this book to anyone, no matter what types of books they liked.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff
    I think this was an excellent book. It talks about true stories that really happened. It makes people feel better to know that other people out there are going through and dealing with the same situations. It makes people realize how good their life really is, and also how bad it could be. I would recommend this book to anyone, no matter what types of books they like.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The interveiw
    Okay Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul was a great book for me i think because i lost a family member not that long ago. And by reading this book it helped me to cope with that. And i think taht it could help other teens around the united states too. So jsut remember that if you choose to read this book some of it is pretty powerful as to what it says. So read it and see if it can help you. Have fun! ... Read more


    7. Anger Management Workbook for Kids and Teens
    by Anita Bohensky
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    Asin: 1893505065
    Catlog: Book (2001-04)
    Publisher: Growth Pub
    Sales Rank: 65750
    Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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    Too much anger can be costly, both physically and emotionally.Most kids and teens can use their anger in appropriate ways in some situations, and yet be ineffective in others.The Anger Management Workbook for Kids and Teens reduces levels of anger, especially in provocative situations.Kids and Teens will learn effective coping behaviors to stop escalation and to resolve conflicts.Graduated homework assignments allow participants to apply their newly acquired skills.The Anger Management Workbook for Kids and Teens employs the three major anger control interventions by using model presentations, rehearsal, positive feedback and promoting.The Workbook is designed especially for adolescents and pre-adolescents.

    This Workbook offers effective:

    Anger Management Skills and Concepts

    Problem Solving Skills

    Coping Skills

    Conflict Resolution Skills

    Increased Self Control

    Increased Self-Esteem and Confidence

    Increased Positive attitude

    Healthy alternatives to acting out anger

    Features

    Designed especially for Kids and Teens

    Learn important life skills for career and relationships

    Learn how to halt escalation in angry situations

    Learn how to identify and deal with trigger thoughts

    Learn the real reasons underneath the angry feelings

    Learn about the role of ‘shame’ in their anger

    Learn how to cope effectively with 'bullies'

    Learn alternatives to bullying behaviors

    Learn relaxation and calming techniques

    Monitor angry feelings using the Anger Log

    Kids and Teens can use Workbook alone or with help of an adult

    Healthy structure with 12 sequential sessions

    Proven effectiveness in reducing overall levels of anger

    Format

    The Anger Management Workbook for Kids and Teens uses a skill building format and each new skill relies, to some extent, on what has previously been learned, therefore participants are strongly encouraged to do all twelve (12) sessions.The Workbook can be used by Kids and Teens alone or with the help of an adult. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Extemely helpful workbook for adolescents and pre-adolescent
    This is the best book I have found for helping adolescents and pre-adolescents deal with their anger. It has skills and concepts that they can relate to and presents the problem of shame (self esteem) in a great way. Thank you Dr Bohensky for all your work!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Beware of Book
    Beware of this book. I opened it up and read through it and packed it up to return the same day. Rather than offering practical activities to help teens learn to deal with their anger, it seemed to be a group workbook. Perhaps it just was not what I was expecting. Whatever the case 50+ dollars worth of book it was NOT. ... Read more


    8. Don't Sweat The Small Stuff For Teens
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    Asin: 0786885971
    Catlog: Book (2000-09-06)
    Publisher: Hyperion
    Sales Rank: 2716
    Average Customer Review: 4.57 out of 5 stars
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    Richard Carlson has written numerous books encouraging folks not to"sweat the small stuff", and his title for teens is as warm, wise, and witty ashis previous works. His tone is one of an older family friend who manages toadvise while still maintaining the minimum level of coolness that teens requirefrom those who intend to guide them into adulthood.

    With 100 different chapters, each just a few pages in length, this littlebook works especially well as a bedside companion or tucked in a backpack forthe morning commute to school. Each chapter is devoted to a single, simple ideasuch as "trust your inner signals" and "root for the underdog," and plenty ofreal-life examples from teens are used to illustrate principles. In the secondchapter, a teen volunteering at an animal shelter is used to show how just oneperson can make a difference, as she takes the time for one more phone call thatresults in saving a dog's life. The concepts are appropriate for both early highschool students and new graduates--who doesn't need an occasional reminder to"be ok with your bad hair day"? Incorporating sports, theater, literature, videogames, teachers, and parents into stories make these examples accessible to kidsof all interests, and a sprinkling of tales from the author's own teenage yearsadds an effective personal note. With plenty of suggestions for addingactivities into a teen's life--volunteer opportunities in particular--your childmay even feel encouraged to seek out new forms of positive expression simply forthe joy of the activity, rather than the old standbys of "my friends are doingit" or "I need it to get into college." --Jill Lightner ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great For Any Teen
    When I first got this book I looked at it as another book with an adult telling you useless ways to keep your cool in weird situations. Then one day I picked it up and I was amazed. The write of this seems to understand our life and doesn't lecture us about how we blow things out of proportion. All the chapters pertained to me and really helped me not to stress out so much. I think I am now a better friend and person from it. He (Richard Carlson, author) really shows us good examples and you remember things from the book as you go. I suggest this for every teen.

    4-0 out of 5 stars STRESS REDUCTION FOR TEENS
    If you're "stressed out" and would like to look at ways to be a happier more contented person, you may find something in these pages that ring true for you. The book title indicates "for teens", but anyone could benefit from some of the author's suggestions. For example, when someone is talking, avoid the words, "I know."; or "dare to show enthusiam. Be a volunteer in your community-- find something that you really enjoy doing and do it! - Don't infect your friends with negative thoughts if you're in a low mood.-- Instead of making unkind, caustic comments, stay away from those close to you until you feel better; that way, you don't have to feel guilty, make apologies or re-ignite your stress worrying about any inappropriate hurtful words you might have used --Try some meditation or contemplation or yoga exercises to be more relaxed." Richard Carlson's hypothesis is- if you don't get stressed out about the small things, then dealing with more complex issues becomes easier. The book offers advice without lecturing and the topics are brief. One could read a few pages daily. Highly recommended reading. Quite inspirational, and not just for teens. Contains practical information for anyone

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best advice I've ever been given!
    I admit, this was lying on my shelf for two years before I picked it up (almost). Being somewhat hard-headed, I never accepted that someone could tell me how to make life easier. But Mr. Carlson's methods and exmaples put his 100 tips into perspective... and reality. Although not all his examples are good, the principles have certainly helped me through a lot of stressful times, including keeping my cool in arguments with my boyfriend & family. It's a definite must-read for any teenager, and even parents.

    4-0 out of 5 stars *~ Some helpful Tips in this Book*~
    I liked this book~ It was easy to read in 101 sections divided up. The only thing I think this book lacked was a teenager's point of view. Unlike Chicken Soup, Teen Love, and Teen Ink, a grown man is writing these tips. He had some good advice but I think some of the tips couldve been made fresher by having some kind of teenager input. Other than that theres many valuable lessons in this book and Richard Carlson did a good job (even if he is grown and not a teenager himself.) I suggest you read it! I'm sure you'll get some kind of help or advice outta it~

    5-0 out of 5 stars much needed
    Being the uncle of an out-of-control teen with siblings I felt obligated to provide them with whatever I could without appearing overly concerned. This book fit the bill perfectly. All four kids have read it, each one commenting on it differently. I wish the school system was conscious enough to have "living life" classes in addition to the 3 Rs, you know something that helps kids with real-world issues they face. ... Read more


    9. Changing Bodies, Changing Lives: Expanded Third Edition : A Book for Teens on Sex and Relationships
    by RUTH BELL
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    Asin: 081292990X
    Catlog: Book (1998-09-08)
    Publisher: Three Rivers Press
    Sales Rank: 17274
    Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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    "It seems like everyone else has the script. Everyone else knows what's happening and I look around and say, Duh."

    Of course, the truth is that no one has the script because there is no script to follow. Chances are you'd find that almost everyone else has questions and worries a lot like yours, if you could get them to admit it. This brand-new, completely updated and revised edition of Changing Bodies, Changing Lives is full of honest, accurate, nonjudgmental information on everything teenagers need to know about today.

    Am I the only one who


    • can't get up the nerve to ask someone out?
    • got my period so early?
    • doesn't even know the right way to kiss?
    • feels pressured to use drugs?
    • still hasn't hit puberty yet?
    • wants to avoid the gang scene?
    • worries when my mom doesn't come home at night?
    • is scared that I might have AIDS?
    • can't decide what form of birth control to use?
    • has no idea how to tell my friends I'm gay?
    • goes on eating binges?
    • has never had an orgasm?
    • is shut out of the popular crowd?

    Changing Bodies, Changing Lives has helped hundreds of thousands of teenagers make informed decisions about their lives, from questions about sex, love, friendship, and how your body works to dealing with problems at school and home and figuring out who you are. It's packed with illustrations, checklists, and resources for the answers you really need. Best of all, it's filled with the voices, poems, and cartoons from hundreds of other teenagers, who tell you what makes them feel worried, angry, confused, sexy, happy, and, yes, even excited and hopeful about their lives. (Check out the first two pages for a sample of the quotes you'll find inside.)

    Being a teenager is tough. With the information and the ideas inside this book, you'll have what you need to make these years the best they can be.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars a great resource for any preteen or teen
    I am 20 years old and recieved this book at the age of 12. It was an amazing resource for me throughout my preteen year, and teen years. I was able to get non biased information, just the facts, whenever I was too embarased to ask someone. I am now looking at buying one for my 11 year old brother, so that he can learn from it the way I have.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Book for talking to preteens about many topics
    This book is a very good spring board to help talk or at least begin talking about key topics to,or with preteens. This could be at own home or home of grandparent/friend/sister/brother/aunt/uncle/Godparent/spouse/neighbor/or at a pediatrican's/orthodontist's/dentist's/nurse's/psychiatrist's/psychologist's office or waiting room. At school,camp,business office or waiting room,local or school library, bookstore reading room,hospital,or at a shelter, wherever preteens are. It can be helpful for the preteen to browse through, read independently, and/or together with parent,guardian, significant other,teacher, friends, doctor,school administrator . Some kids could be ready to read it on their own independently,in privacy or out in the open in conjunction with others, now, or in the future. It could also be used as a gage to see where a child is developmentally by a parent,significant other,teacher,groups of adults or/preteens/researcher, college or graduate school student(eg. in a book club, study group, school course,and with others eg.those listed above).
    As you can see Knowing and Changing;a Guide For Preteens is a book for many places,many uses, and for many people.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Every teen and parent should own one
    This is the best book on being a teenager that I have ever read! And this should mean a lot to you coming from a teen (I'm a 15 year old male). It's different from other books in that it encourages teens to make their own decisions in life. It doesn't come out and say, "No! Sex is bad! You will rot in hell if you have sex before you are married!" Instead, it gives equal reasons of why to have sex and why not to and then describes all the means of birth control. But it doesn't just deal with sex, it also touches on emotions that you might have through adolecence, masturbation, what you can do if you do become pregnent, and even drugs.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Review from a High School Student
    My Human Development class was required to read this book during this school year (freshman year). I have to say that I found this book informative but the majority of the information I already knew in some form of another. The quotes are very interesting yet one becomes drawn in by them, ignoring the point the quotes try to make. Any teen should be given this book or one like it, just to reasure him or her that (s)he is not alone in being a teenager.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Every teen should have this book!
    This book is an outstanding volume for all teens. It is full of information that they need for making healthy choices through their teen years. It does not promote any single ideology, or push a certain set of values or choices. It gives information that the teen may only get hodge-podge through friends, conversations with parents or some school programs. Also, the book is full of quotes from interviews with teens. So, the teen hears the feelings and ideas in a form that they can "hear", not an adult voice telling them what to do. Far more approachable for teens. This one's a must! ... Read more


    10. Will's Choice : A Suicidal Teen, a Desperate Mother, and a Chronicle of Recovery
    by Gail Griffith
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    Asin: 0060598654
    Catlog: Book (2005-05-01)
    Publisher: HarperCollins
    Sales Rank: 74209
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Familiarfamily'sjourney
    Reading this book brought back a host of powerful memories of my story with my depressed teenage daughter. As with Will, her story touches the lowest of the lows and highest of the highs of emotions. Although never attempting suicide, her depression induced behavior put her in harms way in any number of ways. As it appears in Will's case, it took time to adjust the medications and talk through the issues in a setting out of the environment where she had spiraled downward. My healthy 24 year old daughter gained much insight in her " time out" recovery process.It serves her well now.
    This book has so much hope to offer families even as it correctly identifies the host of difficult issues in society and our health care system. I say ours because as Ms. Griffith points out, it is the families who will need to lead the effort to make changes for our children's benefit. The book is beautifuly written by someone with the perspective of a mother, FDA panel family representaive, and professional advocate for compassionate change in our world.
    It is read for all.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Gripping and Helpful
    Gail Griffith's account of her son's illness comes across as painfully honest. Her inclusion of her son's and Megan's writings was very helpful for those of us who seek to understand the crippling illness called clinical depression. If you have ever had to deal with a close relative who is suffering from clinical depression, this account clearly lays out the anguish being experienced by the sufferer and also by the immediate family dealing with this person. Because the author deals with many of the difficulties and controversies (medical, pharmacological, and financial) encountered in trying to find a viable treatment program, much helpful information is offered. The book is also very informative about the present state-of-the art in dealing with clinical depression.
    Above all, I found this book to be a fascinating, well-written and gripping account that was very much worth reading. Thank you, Gail.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Pain and redemption
    Ms. Griffith's well-written account of her son Will's suicide attempt and the effects it has had on Will, his family and friends is heart-squeezing in and of itself. Yet Griffith not only tells her own family's story, but through research gives us a troubling description of our entire society's failure to understand and deal with the growing phenomenon of teenage depression and suicide.

    How did Will--a seemingly happy child--so quickly fall into depression and then attempt to stop his pain by death? What brings any teen, happy or not, to such a joyless existence that they think death is the answer?

    Griffith offers some explanations based on her investigations, including both societal (too early media-driven sexual awakenings, lack of parental involvement in their children's lives, etc.) and natural (chemical imbalances, heredity), but the real contribution in the book is perhaps the call to all parents to become better informed about teen depression while trusting their instincts as parents to guard, guide, and love their kids.

    She also speaks to needed changes in attitudes and policies regarding mental illness from the general public, government agencies, health care professionals, and health insurers.

    Despite all of Will's and his family's pain depicted in this book, there is redemption. Will has recovered and is doing well. And his mother has given all of us a clearer path to better understand and help troubled teens.

    And the book is not a total downer--there are light moments of dark humor by both Will and his mom. There is no need for a caution label on the cover. It is ultimately a very good read.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Gripping, but Misguided
    Gail Griffith writes very well and this is indeed a gripping story.Lots of compassion is demonstrated for suicidal and depressed teens.Nevertheless the book is very one-sided and misguided in its presentation of the benefits of antidepressant therapy.This is particularly surprising in light of the fact Will so clearly demonstrates adverse side effects, even the beginning of serotonin syndrome, well before his suicide attempt.This is not surprising in light of the enormous doses of three different drugs that he had only been taking for a relatively short time - enormous for someone only 17 years of age, 6 feet tall and reputedly less than 150 pounds, very thin for that height.He was nauseous, vomiting and had significant memory loss.In addition his suicide notes are examples of a dissociative state, in which one feels one is watching from outside oneself with no real sense of the consequences of one's actions, that has been reported repeatedly by survivors of antidepressant harm.The fact that his own doctor and the doctors who endorse the book do not recognize this is a sorry testimony to the influence of the pharmaceutical industry over the psychiatric profession.The other endorsements come ironically from Andrew Solomon and Paul Raeburn who have themselves inadvertently described adverse events dramatically in their own writing.I hope readers will examine more critically the differences between underlying depression and the adverse effects of mind altering drugs.

    5-0 out of 5 stars When is a review a soapbox?
    Will's Choice is a heart-felt story of a family facing one of the most difficult events imaginable.It's an engaging story of the challenges they face and the decisions they make.And it points out only too clearly how little resources there are for those facing similar challenges.This book is inspirational so it is disappointing to see a reviewer neglect the power of this book and use this space as soapbox for their own political views.Buy the book, read the book.You will not regret it. ... Read more


    11. Fire in My Heart, Ice in My Veins: A Journal for Teenagers Experiencing a Loss
    by Enid Samuel Traisman
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    Asin: 1561230561
    Catlog: Book (1992-11-01)
    Publisher: Centering Corporation
    Sales Rank: 39451
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    This is a journal that encourages teenagers to work through thier grief in a creative and healthy way.It allows them to keep permanent memories of the person that died.It also gives them skills to help them throughout their life when faced with grief and loss. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Creative approach to dealing with grief
    I work in an Alternative HS and have found that my students who most would think the book looks "corney" have requested copies of the book after looking through it. I like the fact that it addresses issues of anger that the adolescent may have (or may not even realize they have) towards the deceased. I work with high-risk youth and the family dynamics are always so complex. I also like the fact that it addresses changes that the adolescent will have to make and doesn't "sugar coat" things. But, it pays respect to the deceased in a tasteful way, and it is way for the adolescent to write memories/stories he/she might forget.

    My only complaint is that the book is pink. My guys who have been the ones who really have gotten a lot of use from this book (especially dealing with the death of a parent) are turned off at first from even looking at it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A great book
    This is a wonderful Journal for kids. On my first read through I felt it was geared a little more toward 9 to 13 year olds, rather than older teens. However, the content is excellent and the ideas and exercises will really help grieving teens work through the difficult grief process.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent choice for ANYONE suffering a loss.
    I ordered this journal for my two teen-aged daughters,both of whom were suffering greatly with the loss of my mother, their grandmother. The book is a wonderful aid in helping them express all the things they were afraid to vocalize. It allows them to write down their thoughts and feelings on such subjects as what they were doing when they found out the person had died, unresolved issues with the person who died and how they would like them to be resolved now, where they believe their loved one is now, and how the future will be without the person they love. It allows the teen to see that they are not alone in their grief, that others have the same thoughts as they do. I highly reccommend this book to ANYONE who is experiencing loss in their life. It leads you gently through the entire grieving process-I can't say enough about how it helped us through a very difficult time in our lives.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Must for all Grieving Children
    I have given this book to a number of grieving teenagers who have found this book very helpful. I have also had requests for this book from others who have seen it. I usually order it by the dozen.

    Children are often the forgotten grievers. This book gives them a place to express what they are feeling as well as it may answer some of their questions. It lets them progress through the grieving process without using a whole lot of words. Journaling is very helpful in grief work. ... Read more


    12. A Time to Celebrate: A Celebration of a Girl's First Menstrual Period
    by Joan Morais
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    Asin: 0974630454
    Catlog: Book (2003-12-27)
    Publisher: Lua Publishing
    Sales Rank: 64220
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    A Time to Celebrate shows the menstrual cycle as a gift and a healthy function of the female body. It is a book a mother, father, sister, aunt, grandmother, friend or mentor can give to a girl to celebrate her first menstrual period. This momentous time in her life should be recognized like all other occasions and her transition from girlhood to womanhood honored.

    This book portrays a positive picture of menstruation which helps empower girls and teaches them to love, care for, and respect their body. The more a girl knows about her body, the more she will take control of it and make the right choices for herself.

    Included in the book are charts for keeping track of her period and feelings, and a journal for writing her thoughts and creative expressions.

    It is never too late to celebrate this time and make it a special rite of passage. Every girl should have a copy of this book even if she has already started her period. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Time to celebrate
    Joan, Where were you when I needed you? I wish I had the chance to have a book like this when I first started my period at the tended age of nine. I thought I was dying. I felt I was the only girl with the 'curse'.Y our book is what every young girl should read. This is a perfect gift for my great nieces. I purchased your book just for them. A Time to Celebrate encourages and tells young girls just how to how to celebrate their menses and to love themselves. What a great idea!

    Janie Bess

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    13. Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II (Chicken Soup for the Soul Series)
    by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Kimberly Kirberger
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    Asin: 1558746161
    Catlog: Book (1998-10-01)
    Publisher: HCI Teens
    Sales Rank: 3098
    Average Customer Review: 4.87 out of 5 stars
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    Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II offers more inspiring stories to help you master the game we call life.Today's teens have ever more issues and social pressures to juggle than young adults just 20 years ago.This book, like its predecessor, can be your guide - a beacon in the darkness, a safe haven in a storm, a warm hug in the cold and a respite from loneliness.There's no preaching as to what you should and shouldn't do.Instead, this book is full of teens sharing their experiences on learning to accept like, becoming the best person you can be, being happy with who you are, and loving yourself - no matter what.

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II
    For those many readers who liked the first edition of Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul, here comes yet another helping, with 101 more stories on subjects such as love, friendship, random acts of kindness, etc. This volume contains even more poems that you can read quickly when you just need a boost of self-confidence. This book has even more stories on relationships, how to overcome obstacles and learning important lessons. I have to say that I liked this Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul better than the previous ones, because there is even more stories dealing with tough stuff such as anorexia, divorce, etc. Each story is unique in its own way but one thing is for sure: each story touches the reader and makes them stop and think about how all of their actions have consequences, some good, some bad.

    Jennifer Love Hewitt contributed yet another story for this book, as well as Andrew Keegan and Elisa Donovan. I strongly encourage teenagers, pre-teens and even adults to read this book in order to better understand the feelings teenagers' are experiencing, and how to deal with these often confusing emotions. Lovers for the Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul will not be disappointed, especially when they learn that a Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul III is also in stores.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Chicken Soup For The Teenage Soul 2
    ...Chicken Soups are books written by readers of real life stories about either their life or someone else's. There are many Chicken Soup books directed to certain people, mostly by ages. Some of them are Chicken Soup for anyone to read, Chicken Soup for kids, for mothers, for fathers, for parents for Christians, teenagers and many others. This particular book is the second version of the Chicken Soups for Teenagers. It has one hundred and one more stories about the life of teenagers. The writers of stories have written about the following topics: Relationships, Friendship, Love and Kindness, Tough Stuff, Family, Learning Lessons, Making a Difference and Growing Up. All these are topics, which teenagers can relate to as they all experience things connected to the topics. The authors of the topics vary, most of them are written by teenagers. Some of the stories are even written by parents who have teenagers and sometimes celebrities write in a story. In this particular book actress Jennifer Love Hewitt wrote a story about friendship. In addition not only are there stories but there are also poems.
    Chicken Soup Teenage Soul II has a story written by Jennifer Love Hewitt, which is known to have attracted many people to read this edition. Her particular story is on the topic of friendship. The title of the story is "A Friend For Life." This story is about Jennifer Love Hewitt meeting a young girl named Nicole who is suffering from cancer. Jennifer Love Hewitt was asked by an organization to help young people with sickness have their dream come true. Nicole's dream was to meet the actress. The story explains the kind of personality Nicole had towards life, even though she was suffering from cancer. Jennifer Love Hewitt explains about her full-of-energy life, how she didn't want anyone to pity her, she just wanted to live a normal life, she was just so positive about everything. Jennifer Love Hewitt mentions that her experience with Nicole is a day she'll never forget and that would affect her forever. Nicole was and always will her inspiration.
    This is a book, which teenagers can connect with. By reading it they can realize that they aren't alone when it comes to certain conflicts or struggles in common daily life a teenager could experience. Every story and poem all have life lessons and morals to learn from, take notice of and understand. It is classified as an inspirational book and is very uplifting.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Chicken soup for the teenage soul II
    If you like poems and love stories then this is the book for you . It talks about lost loves can broken hearts.This book is also about friendships and family too!
    One of my favorite poems is called inside , by Melssa Collette because it relates to my life called inside, it is very good. Another good poem is called Confussed , by Anonymous. The authors are jack Cnafeild Mark Ulcter Hansen , and Kimberly Kirberger.When I read this book it warmed my hear. I would recomend this book to anyone.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Chicken soup for the teenage soul II
    Chicken soup for the teenage soul II¡Xa book of love, life and learning by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Kimberly Kirberger made the #1 New York Times bestseller list and made my list of meaningful books.
    In a way Chicken soup made me feel that I am not the only one left alone with all my teenage problems. There are a lot of kids my age out there who are dealing with the exact same problems and more.
    The importance of this book is not to read all those love or sad stories that you usually see in movies, but actually to relate many of these real experiences in your life! It¡¦s like a guidebook, an instruction book or a reference guide that you can always flip back to when you¡¦re having a hard time. These experiences can be used to consult the way other teens have struggled through situations that we might encounter and help us to develop our own path to solving our problems.
    Another reason I would recommend this book is that its inspirational stories can help counter all the negative stories we get from the media. It gives people the other side of the story that there is hope for the human race.
    There is one shocking story of bravery that stuck in my mind called ¡§Hero of the ¡¦Hood¡¨, about Mike Powell, whose mother, Cheryl, was fifteen when she had Mike. Fonso, Mike¡¦s father, had psychological problems, and after he was released from prison, he forced Mike to do pushups for hours when Mike was only four. When Mike was barely eight, Fonso was murdered, and Cheryl brought home Marcel who was even worse and got her hooked on cocaine. Marcel was violent and often did horrible things to all Cheryl¡¦s kids. Cheryl began not to return home more and more often, leaving only Mike to take care of all his younger brothers and sisters. When it was the right age for them to be educated, Mike encouraged them to go to school, get good grades and be model citizens. At last Mike and all his seven other brothers and sisters were rescued and went to live with their grandparents. Though they still struggle, the children are in a loving environment, and Mike is pursuing his goal to start a small company that can help street kids who were like he and his siblings once were.
    When I read these real life struggles for decent life, I feel that my problems are really not so insurmountable, and that if people can keep hoping and have confidence that what they are doing is right, even though the path is so difficult, then they will succeed.

    5-0 out of 5 stars chicken soup for the teenage soul II
    Chicken soup for the teenage soul II was a fun book! THis book never got boring, it always had something interesting to learn about. Many of the stories made me cry, laugh and left me wondering of what happen to the person in the story. These are the stories that real teens want to hear about because, they come from teens that have experienced some struggles along their life, and want other teens to learn from their mistakes. I give this book an A+ for the awsome stories that make you not want to put the book down. ... Read more


    14. Ophelia Speaks : Adolescent Girls Write About Their Search for Self
    by Sara Shandler
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    Asin: 0060952970
    Catlog: Book (1999-06-01)
    Publisher: Perennial
    Sales Rank: 21726
    Average Customer Review: 4.24 out of 5 stars
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    Ophelia Speaks by Sara Shandler is a clever response to Mary Pipher's bestselling Reviving Ophelia. Shandler reveals telling portraits of teenage girls in this book, a compilation of essays, poems, and true-grit commentary from a cross section of teenage girls (or Ophelias), throughout the country. The book succeeds because it gives voice to their deepest concerns and their too-often frenzied lives. Because she's a college student, Shandler considers herself a peer of these adolescent girls, able to tap into their collective consciousness.

    Shandler is as determined as she is a sharp reporter in chronicling the lives of these young women. To research the book, she sent out a mass mailing of 7,000 letters to high school and junior high school principals, counselors, and teachers explaining her book project and urging them to encourage teenage girls to contribute.

    The topics covered run the gamut, but they include parental expectations, racial relations, and faith, among others. Sadly, eating disorders are an all-too-popular topic. The good news is that Shandler's contributors offer up some real insight for their peers. In one essay titled "Food Is Not My Enemy," Elizabeth Fales "calls us to a new feminism. In the old feminism, our mothers fought for the right to choose abortion. In our generation, we must fight for the right to eat."

    The book also gives practical insight for parents who may find it hard to relate to their teenage daughters. In a nutshell, it appears that adolescent girls want unconditional love from parents who can be confidants without being overly critical. --Peg Melnick ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Jed Davis Girls' Basketball Coach/AD jlori81@gte.net
    Ophelia Speaks is a literary response to Mary Pipher's bestselling and sometimes controversial work Reviving Ophelia which was published in 1994. In this book psychologist Pipher, who works closely with adolescent girls, documented what she thought were the key issues and struggles for teenage females growing up in America. She did this through cases studies and careful analysis. Author Sara Shandler, a high school student at the time, took it upon herself to recruit girls from all over the United States to write about all aspects of being young and female. She was not opposed to Mary Pipher's work. In fact, it spoke to her positively in many ways. She just thought it would be a good idea for girls to speak for themselves. The result is Ophelia Speaks, a collection of essays on a variety of topics that girls chose to write about...family, friends, diseases, sexuality, death, depression, religion and others. The book is excellent in two regards. First, the stories often take you deep into the heart and mind of adolescent girls. You are struck by how insightful and analytical theses girls are, then thrown back by how fragile and complex their feelings are. The stories, picked by Sara Shandler, are well-written and sincere although a few of them were written in the abstract and therefore lacked the clarity to fully understand the issue at hand. The second part of the book I found to be outstanding were the introductions to each topic. These were written by Sara Shandler herself. They gave perspective on the topic in question and introduced each contribution by giving the reader a taste of what was in store. She also adds a little of her own experience so you get to know her a bit. My life revolves around coaching teenage girls in basketball. I also coach young girls in basketball. A book like this adds to my understanding of teenage girls and therefore helps me work with them more effectively. One of the things Shandler says in the introduction is that teenage " girls are incredibly complicated. " When you read the stories and begin to understand this, I believe it lends itself to patience and understanding. But the book's greatest value probably lies in the support adolescent girls can feel from reading these stories. These girls do not hold anything back and many of their reactions to life's experiences are probably universally felt by a lot of teenage girls. Any teenage girl who is feeling isolated or finding life to be difficult would probably benefit from reading this book. I highly recommend it.

    2-0 out of 5 stars unbalanced
    While I commend the editor for putting together this project, and respect the girls whose stories are included, I feel that the book is unbalanced. Almost all the girls included seem to be going through some pretty extreme experiences. An adolescent-psychologist told me that 1/3 of teenagers have major problems, 1/3 have minor problems and 1/3 navigate adolescence fairly smoothly. This book seemed to focus on teens in the first two groups. Perhaps they are the ones who responded to the editor's request for articles on eating disorders, drug abuse, suicide attempts, etc, and on down the list til her last and only strongly positve category, Why I am proud to be female. Perhaps girls who are enjoying life and involved in more positive activities aren't as inclined to sit down and write about it. Was the editor's aim to show that teenage girls are ill-fated, in line with the thesis of Reviving Ophelia? Also, some of the writing in these responses is poor and not really worth reading whatever the content.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Telling it like it is
    In reading this book, I found it to be exactly like the life of a teenage girl. Anyone could read this book and get something out of it. In idea, it reminds me of the Chicken Soup series, but I enjoyed how it only focused on teenage girls and the struggles that they face. Excellent Read! Get it today!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Ophelia Speaks:Stereotyping all female adolescents
    'Ophelia Speaks' by Shandler is a poor attemp at writing on Shandler's part. I had to read this book for my SOC 204 class, but otherwise I would have never picked this book up to read. I found the book to be only a collection of letters, stories and poems that Shandler had collected from adolescent girls. Most of these entries did not capture the true life of adolescent girls but instead glamourized the stereotypes that society has about female adolescents. The author, at the time of collecting these reading, was only 17 and it seems as if she was just putting this book together to make a few extra bucks. As well, I believe that since she sent out a letter asking for submissions for the book, I feel that the girls that wrote the entries, were meerly looking for some sort of fame by having their entries in this book. I also cannot stand how the author's experiences never reflect the experiences of the writings; this further indicates that the writings are not accurate. The author also never comes to any conclusion after a chapter. She could have given some psychological/sociolgical/physiological reasoning behind some of the girls experiences.
    I would not refer anyone to read this book. It was a waste of time and money.
    Save your money and spend it on better things.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Widen The Search
    'Ophelia Speaks : Adolescent Girls Write About Their Search for Self' is an essential addition to the vital library focused on teenage personal development. I gave Sara Shandler's book to my daughter and suggested that while she was searching for self, she might also look for her homework sheets, the four overdue library books I've been ordered to pay for, the banana skin I'd seen in her closet two months ago, the family cat last heard meowing under a mountain of crumpled jeans on her floor and her best friend, Marsha Pippens, missing, presumed piled, since last Saturday's sleepover. ... Read more


    15. GirlWise: How to Be Confident, Capable, Cool, and in Control
    by JULIA DEVILLERS
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    Asin: 0761563636
    Catlog: Book (2002-08-27)
    Publisher: Three Rivers Press
    Sales Rank: 1161
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    The Ultimate Teen Girl Bible
    What do you do when . . . you're at the lunch table and you knock your soda over into someone's lap? Or, you need a job? You hate your clothes? You're broke? Inside, more than 100 experts tell you how to deal with these problems and so much more. GirlWise is one-stop shopping for all the stuff you want to, you need to, you MUST know!
    GirlWise includes contributions by:
    ·Hillary Carlip, author of Girl Power
    ·Atoosa Rubenstein, editor-in-chief of CosmoGIRL!
    ·Nancy Gruver, publisher of New Moon
    ·Laura McEwen, Publisher of YM
    ·Marci Shimoff, coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul
    ·Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries
    ·Brandon Holley, editor-in-chief of ELLEgirl
    ·Isabel González, senior associate editor of Teen People
    You'll find great tips from experts in fashion, business, etiquette, sports, and more to help you become the Ultimate Teen Girl—confident, capable, comfortable, cool, conscious, and taking control of your life. No more helpless females here!
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    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Books I've Read!
    I'm a freshman in highschool and I wish I would have had this book even before middleschool. It is the best, for anything! It teaches you things from confidence and starting a band, to being a good shopper and unclogging a toilet. It has things I didn't even expect. Even the topics I wasn't interested in I read, and it helped me in the future. Its easy to navigate, and not even boring once. I've read the entire thing, and keep it around for a refresher once and a while.

    5-0 out of 5 stars it ROCKS!
    I just got this book for early Christmas. I cant put it down.Its really good! Ive been reading it for 2 days. My sisters 17 and she got a copy too and totally loves it too. its all out straight up the truth. My friends and I have been sitting in the lunch room reading the book out loud to know all this new stuff like fashion and like doing laundry and giving a speech in school. Theres nothing out there like it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Got a daughter/grand daughter? THIS book is a must!
    Where was this book when I was growing up? If your are uncomfortable with yourself, find yourself in awkward situations or just don't know what to do in quasi-emergencies as, I admit, happened to me more than once, Girlwise is the book to go to. Not only is it full of advice on such diverse topics as self confidence to creating your own web site to, my favorite, what to do about a clogged toilet, but it is witty and a great read. Situations are dealt with by not only professionals in the field but by teens themselves.
    This grandmother is giving Girlwise to all the girls she knows from preteen (be prepared) up.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This book is incredible
    GirlWise covers just about any situation I might be in where I need to be cool and calm and make a good impression. From job interviews to party planning, this book has it all. My fave is "How to write a poem." Very inspiring. All the women who give advice in this book are so cool and amazing. Awesome role models. It's like getting 100 mentors for different parts of life that are so important, all in one.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I wish I was teenager now!
    I always said I would never want to relive my teenage years. Now that I have read this book, I would love to go back. This book could have saved me from a lot embarassment and depression. It is a must have for any teenage girl today. It's like having a user manual for teens. If you are a parent of a teen girl, you have to get this for her. She will love you for it. It answers the question every teen has, "Am I the only one that feels this way?" or "Does this only happen to me?". ... Read more


    16. Daily Reflections For Highly Effective Teens
    by Sean Covey
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    Asin: 0684870606
    Catlog: Book (1999-11-16)
    Publisher: Fireside
    Sales Rank: 53395
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Make the ultimate teenage success guide part of your life every day

    Sean Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens has helped hundreds of thousands of teens find a path toward success and personal fulfilment. Now, with Daily Reflections for Highly Effective Teens, comes a book that will inspire teens to understand, appreciate, and internalize the power of the 7 Habits. With this day-by-day success guide, teenagers will learn how to improve their self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, make important decisions, and live healthier, more self-confident lives. Packed with great quotes, excellent ideas, and inspiration, Sean Covey's warm, insightful, and humorous guide gives teens a road map for surviving and thriving in adolescence and beyond. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Daily Reflections for highly effective teens
    Daily Reflections for Highly Effective Teens,this book has a good influence for teen.It teaches us and help us how to improve our image, get friends, how to control peer pressure, achieve our goals, think first and make good decisions, also it helps you do new things and enjoy them, have different routines.Also it shows interesting quotes that make you think and ideas. This book helped me a lot and the good thing is that is short you can read one page a day and learn something, now I'm doing good in school, I'm know how to handle pressure, it even helped me to read contstanly. I recommend this book for all teenagers that have problems to face the routine of their lifes.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Get this!
    Hey. I am a 13-year-old girl, and my sister who is 23 bought me this book. I have read and marked multiple pages for future reading. This book has really increased my outlook on life! I suffer from depression and anxiety, yet I feel so happy when I read this book each night. I believe that even adults would be enthralled with this book. So my conclusion is that if you have [have the money] or whatever, get this book!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Teens will read this!
    My daughter, who is not a reader, read this cover to cover in one sitting. My seventh grade students, their teachers and parents love it. All of our copies have waiting lists. Teens and adults involved with teens relate to Sean Covey's reflections and practical advice. This is a great conversation starter between teens and parents!

    4-0 out of 5 stars A reminder for everyday
    what was inside was basically some quotes or extract from the book--the seven habits of highly effective teens which I highly recommend. However this book helps you to stay focus on one point everyday, and keep inspiring you throughout the day, you may also refer to the book--the seven habits of the highly effective teens as the page number is included as reference. ... Read more


    17. Checklist For Life For Teens : Timeless Wisdom & Foolproof Strategies for Making the Most of Life’s Challenges and Opportunities
    by Thomas Nelson Publishers
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    Asin: 0785264612
    Catlog: Book (2002-10-08)
    Publisher: Nelson Books
    Sales Rank: 74502
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Checklist for Life is the ultimate handbook for living a successful, joy-filled life. This follow-up title, Checklist for Life for Teens, offers insight into topics and issues that are specific to teens’ interests. In addition to a brief narrative, each interactive chapter of the handbook contains:

    • An “I Will” checklist of heart and attitude reinforcements.
    • A “Things to Do” checklist of action points.
    • A “Things to Remember” section of Scripture verses and applicable quotes from famous and not-so-famous people.
    Topics addressed include self-acceptance, grades and standards, and love. In all, the book addresses 66 topics teens care about. And the handsome, sturdy package and two-color text design make Checklist for Life for Teens an ideal gift.

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great for Teens and their Parents!
    Having the opportunity to teach the "after school Bible study" for pre-teens, some of which have had no interaction with the Bible, I searched and found this 'Ultimate Handbook'. I showed it to several of the parents of the children involved, and the parents are picking out which lessons I should teach next with great excitment!

    This book shows these pre-teens how the Bible relates to their lives, wheather it is "over-reacting" (teens don't do that!), "self acceptance", or dealing with rumors, cliques or gossip. These topics can all be found in the Bible, but the Bible is a big book, and this handbook not only covers it, but shows kids where in the Bible to find the answers.

    In addition, it talks to the kids using the "proper lingo". Some of the chapter titles are "Dissed" (dealing with respect), "Let's get Real" (dealing with honesty), and "Totally Awesome" (Maintaining a Sense of Wonder).

    There are also chapters that are more suited for the high school students such as "Weight of the Wait" (Sex and Intimacy), "The Ex-Files" (Handling breakups), and "Endless Possibilities" (Planning for the Future).

    The basketball coaches are so excited about the values and life-coping lessons in this book - those that they are unable to teach at the public school, that they are cancelling basketball practice (one day a week) so the children can attend the study!

    My turnout for the study has been about 98% of the 5th thru 8th graders in the whole school................... What else can I say.............. if the kids come to listen, it must be worthwhile! ... Read more


    18. Brief Adolescent Therapy Homework Planner (Practice Planners)
    by Arthur E.Jongsma, L. MarkPeterson, William P.McInnis
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    Asin: 0471344656
    Catlog: Book (1999-02-19)
    Publisher: Wiley
    Sales Rank: 148064
    Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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    Help your adolescent clients develop the skills they need to work through problems.

    As a mental health professional involved in treating adolescents, you work to help your clients learn to understand and clearly communicate their feelings, identify how and when problems arise, and develop effective coping strategies. Pencil-and-paper exercises provide one highly effective tool for achieving those goals.

    The Brief Adolescent Therapy Homework Planner arms you with dozens of ready-to-use assignments designed to fit virtually every therapeutic mode. Focusing on adolescents from ages 12 to 18, this easy-to-use sourcebook features:

    • Over 50 copier-ready exercises covering the most common issues in adolescent therapeutic treatment.
    • Quick-reference format—the interactive assignments are grouped by behavioral problem, such as anxiety, eating disorder, and suicidal ideation.
    • Expert guidance on how and when to make the most efficient use of the exercises.
    • Assignments are cross-referenced to The Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Treatment Planner—so you can quickly identify the right exercise for a given situation or behavioral problem.
    • A computer disk that contains all the exercises in a word-processing format—allowing you to customize them to suit you and your clients' unique styles and needs. The Brief Adolescent Therapy Homework Planner is an indispensable, time-saving tool of the trade for all mental health professionals who work with adolescents.

      Contains 54 ready-to-copy homework assignments that can be used to facilitate brief adolescent therapy.

    • Homework assignments and exercises are keyed to the behaviorally based presenting problems from The Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Treatment Planner.
    • Assignments may be quickly customized using the enclosed disk Over 100,000 Practice PlannersTM sold. ... Read more

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      5-0 out of 5 stars Correction of "a reader from Orlando"
      The review by Orlando presents faulty information. The Brief Adolescent Therapy Homework Planner does indeed contain homework assignments on topics focused for teenagers. Contrary to what was written by Orlando, the book contains assignments on such topics as Conduct Disorder, Chemical Dependence, Eating Disorder, Peer/Sibling Conflict, Runaway, Sexual Abuse Perpetrator, Sexual Abuse Victim, and Mania/Hypomania as well as common problems such as Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Low Self-Esteem and Oppositional Defiant. The book does NOT contain exercises for Enuresis/Encopresis. I expect that Orlando was looking at the Brief Child Therapy Homework Planner when the review was written.

      4-0 out of 5 stars Good activites to personalize for clients
      I am pleased that a disk with the activities comes with the book. I often need to personalize the activities and my clients seem to appreciate it as well. This book was especially helpful since my agency uses the Therascibe software, which encourages the use of this book for homework.

      2-0 out of 5 stars A disappointing contribution to an otherwise strong series
      I purchased this item because of other books in the Practice Planners series. I have a number of the homework planners, which I use frequently. The software included allows the clinician to revise and customize the forms. I bought this item because more than 50% of my practice is with adolescents; I was very disappointed. First, the exercises are more appropriate for pre-teens (ages 10 through 13) than for teenagers. Some exercises could be used for even younger ages. For example, there is a section on enuresis and encopresis; I do not know many teenagers with bowel control problems (pre-teens, maybe). Another example is in the section on depression. In an exercise called "Surface Behavior/Inner Feelings," there is a narrative about a boy and his teacher. The boy is described as a sixth grader. That would make him 11 or 12 most likely. The story was good, and I used it - but I had to change the age, grade, and a few other details to make it applicable to my 16 year old client. That is not to say that none of the exercises are appropriate for teens (ex: the No Self Harm contract), but certainly the majority are geared toward younger ages. Even they way they are written suggests a young audience, not a teenage one. In addition, there are no exercises regarding drug use, peer pressure, ethical decision making, or sexuality (except gender identity disorder).

      Another issue is the software. The "text" file contained many items not included in the book, and vice versa. This was confusing.

      I think the authors should either revise the book to be more contemporary with adolescent populations, and/or publish a similar "planner" for the pre-teenager. ... Read more


    19. Teens Can Make It Happen: Nine Steps for Success
    by Stedman Graham
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    Asin: 0684870827
    Catlog: Book (2000-09-05)
    Publisher: Fireside
    Sales Rank: 16855
    Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
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    Prominent entrepreneur, educator, and author Stedman Graham writes,"More than anything, Teens Can Make It Happen is about showing youngpeople how to discover the hope and self-confidence they need to leadproductive, healthy lives. This book is designed to help them develop lifestylesand processes that will prepare them for a lifetime of intellectual, emotionaland physical awareness and well-being. Every chapter shows that you are not yourcircumstances; you are your possibilities." Graham, author of thebestselling You Can Make ItHappen: A Nine-Step Plan for Success , writes for teens in astraightforward, no-nonsense manner, no talking down, no vague promises. Afterchapter 1, "The Success Process," one chapter is devoted to each of his ninesteps: check your ID, create your vision, develop your travel plan, master therules of the road, step into the outer limits, pilot the seasons of change,build your dream team, win by a decision, and commit to your vision. Grahamreveals some of his personal trials and tribulations in finding his identity(can you imagine how hard it would be to hang onto your own identity if you'realso Oprah Winfrey's boyfriend?) and reaching for success even when people havetold him he couldn't make it. In his motivational style, Graham makes itcrystal-clear that he believes in the teens of today and the adults of tomorrow.Filled with relevant examples and practical, hands-on wisdom, this book shouldhelp teens move beyond their circumstances and become their possibilities. (Ages12 and older) --Emilie Coulter ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars "One of the two best for youth and teens!"
    Excellent! I teach middle schoolers, and I know teenagers! This is written right down there on their level and offers sincere and practical advice. They'll read it--they'll like it--and that's half the battle!

    (...)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Teens Can Make It Happen
    I bought this book for my son who is now approaching his high
    school graduation. It has been a difficult year for him but as
    a parent I feel that he is the type of person who needs to go
    through several life lessons to learn. In going through the
    chapters and Q&A after each chapter, he was able to see things
    from different sides versus a knee-jerk response. I review his
    responses and it has been a BIG eye-opener into his thinking, his
    concerns, goals etc. More revealing than any dinner conversation
    we have ever had. I would highly recommend this book as a tool for your teen to set goals and as a tool for a parent to learn more about your teens thought

    5-0 out of 5 stars UNDERSTANDING WHO YOU ARE!
    Stedman Graham's book is both powerful and practical.He meets teens on their own turf, and seeks to empower them by helping them believe in themselves. Mastering the "rules of the road" is essential. His tips include discipline, good attitudes, working hard on the things you are passionate about, overcoming procrastination, and understanding who you are. He emphasizes the value of who you are is how people identify you. He warns of the pitfalls inherent in today's society; that is, people telling you what you can't do, - and people inflicting their pain on you. He understands that there are people who will always try to "knock you down", but stresses that you can be successful based on yourself. "Sometimes the things you don't do are more important than what you do do", he offers, and further implores teens to do what adds value to you. Mr Stedman's concept of a responsible partnership between parents, the system and the child is commendable. After you finish this remarkable perspective, read "Don't Sweat The Small Stuff", by Richard Carlson. Both books are survival fare with a focus on teens, but anyone of any age wcould benefit from the information they contain.

    5-0 out of 5 stars What a wonderful idea, Stedman!
    We teens need to give thanks to Stedman. Because his book is so great for those teens who think their mens and womens now. First, they need to read this book to learn how the " real world " operates. What a wonderful idea, Stedman! Keep up the great work, you'll go a long way.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great guide for success!
    This is a great book! It talks about all of the important issues that I wish I thought about while I was a teen. I have recommended this book to several of the students at the high school where I teach. For students that are college-bound the DayStar Guide to Colleges for African American Students, by Thomas Lavist is a perfect companion to this book. This book will help students to get your "head right" and help you to figure out what you want to do. And then the DayStar College Guide will tell you how to do it. ... Read more


    20. Dealing with the Stuff That Makes Life Tough : The 10 Things That Stress Teen Girls Out and How to Cope with Them
    by Jill Zimmerman Rutledge
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    Asin: 0071423265
    Catlog: Book (2003-08-18)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill
    Sales Rank: 10023
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    With compassion and insight, an expert counselor shows teen girls how to find the solutions to stress and anxiety that lie within

    Parents, schoolwork, boyfriends, college . . .it's enough to make any teenage girl wish she could just snap her fingers and make it all go away. But with the click of her heels, she'll soon discover that the means to dealing with stress were always within her power. Dealing with the Stuff That Makes Life Tough helps teenage girls find the wisdom within to overcome stress in their lives.

    A serious self-help guide for teenage girls that is neither preachy nor condescending, Dealing with the Stuff That Makes Life Tough uses real-life anecdotes to help readers triumph over difficulties. Common teen anxieties include:

    • Body image
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Depression
    • Insomnia
    • Friends and bullies
    • Substance abuse
    • Gay and lesbian issues

    The book also includes short introductions of each subject, expert quotes, statistics, key points, reading lists, Web pages, and toll-free numbers.

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent True to Life Book. Would highly recommend
    I read this book two weeks ago and it has really changed my attitude about myself. It was extremelly helpful and I would recommend it to anyone. This book will definetley help you with all of life's little problems.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Practical advice for teens, insight for parents
    I found this book really useful. It speaks directly to teens and offers specific techniques for handling problems like peer pressure, sleeplessness, sadness and others. A lot of the advice still applies to me as a grown woman - I tried some of the suggestions for insomnia, and they really worked! It was also eye-opening for me as a mother to read the anecdotes from teen girls and understand their problems from their point of view. I think it is so useful that I have also bought copies for each of my teenaged nieces. I recommend it to any teen girl and her parents.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I write for a teen magazine and I see a lot of books...
    but this is one of the best advice books to come across my desk. Jill helps me with my advice column in ym, Ask Anything, and, like this book, her ideas are always clear, succinct, non-condescending, and creative. It's very hard to find something new to say about typical teenage dilemmas like talking to parents who won't let you date, but Jill manages to have fresh takes on all of the problems she addresses. I'd definitely recommend this for any teenager who finds herself stressed and confused by the ins and outs of life.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome and refreshingly honest with concrete solutions
    This author gets right to the core of insecurity with body image, friendships and the painful process of dealing with divorce when you love both parents. In a gentle but experienced way, this therapist has an acute awareness and sensitivity to an adolescent's concerns.

    As a teacher and mother of two daughters, I found this book to be a "bible" of knowledge. ... Read more


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