Self-Esteem for Teens
Six Principles for Creating the Life You Want
The Instant Help Solutions Series
Published by: New Harbinger Publications
Imprint: Instant Help
“In a culture where value is often measured by how many followers or likes you attain on social media, this book by Lisa Schab hits the mark. ”
—Lucie Hemmen, PhD, licensed clinical psychologist
From the author of the best-selling The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens, Self-Esteem for Teens offers six core principles in a smaller, easy-to-reference format to help you build a healthy, positive view of yourself as you face all the challenges of teen life.
How you feel about yourself affects every aspect of your life. When you have healthy self-esteem, you’ll approach people, situations, and feelings with confidence. You’ll have an easier time making friends, excelling in school, and interviewing for jobs. You’ll be able to see yourself more clearly—celebrating your strengths and accepting your weaknesses. And finally, you’ll be better able to accomplish any goal you set. This book can teach you how.
Self-Esteem for Teens will show you how you are in control of your own self-esteem. When you truly believe in your own worth, discovering and developing your authentic self gives you the power to feel good and succeed in any area of life. You can learn to turn any life situation into a positive one and see mistakes and hurdles as opportunities and challenges. You can develop inner strength and peace. And you can make choices in your thoughts and actions that lead to positive outcomes with friends, family, dating, school, jobs, and activities.
So, stop being unkind to yourself! Start cultivating a deep and abiding belief in your own self-worth. You can create the life you want! The principles in this book will show you how.
“Author Lisa Schab recognizes that teen years are complex. She clarifies how youths experience many mixed emotions, thoughts, and feelings as they navigate this time in their lives. Readers are provided with practical exercises and encouraged to explore their findings to develop self-awareness. The book is filled with examples of real-life situations that all teenagers can relate to, and is a useful tool (resource) for teens today.”
—Kristen Dahl, MS, student counselor at College of Lake County
“In a culture where value is often measured by how many followers or likes you attain on social media, this book by Lisa Schab hits the mark. It will help readers positively construct a strong knowledge of healthy self-esteem and how to create it. This is a must-read for all teens!”
—Lucie Hemmen, PhD, licensed clinical psychologist, author of Parenting a Teen Girl and The Teen Girl’s Survival Guide, and mother of two teen girls
“Self-Esteem for Teens is a rich resource for teens to understand the power they have in thinking positively about themselves. The organization and practical exercises make this book helpful either on its own or as a supplement to therapy.”
—Michael L. Welsh, PsyD, clinical psychologist and executive director at Cornerstone Family Counseling
“The teen years can be tough on self-esteem, and young people who struggle need practical information they can understand and use right away. Lisa Schab skillfully translates powerful clinical concepts from mental health research and treatment, and offers them to adolescents in plain talk. Self-Esteem for Teens is a valuable guide for all youth. These principals work!”
—Britt H. Rathbone, MSSW, LCSW-C, expert adolescent therapist, trainer, author, and coauthor of What Works with Teens, Dialectical Behavior Therapy for At-Risk Adolescents, and Parenting a Teen Who Has Intense Emotions
“This interactive book has a wonderful balance of great advice, fun stories, examples that teenagers can relate to, and practical exercises and strategies that are easy to apply, but powerful. It is insightful, easy to read, and has all the ingredients to help anyone take control of their self-esteem and their life.”
—Nadine Kunesh, MEd,MS, high school teacher in Carlsbad, CA, and former teacher and parent group program coordinator for Community Home Education Program (CHEP)
“Lisa Schab’s book empowers teens to take charge of their self-esteem through the use of stories, exercises, and affirmations. Self-Esteem for Teens teaches the reader how to manage their emotions while reminding them that it’s okay to make mistakes. Schab’s expertise and understanding of the adolescent experience is evident in her writing as she is able to provide practical solutions while also showing compassion for the teenage experience.”
—Emily Hasselquist,LCSW, high school social worker at Warren Township High School, and therapist in private practice
“Lisa Schab’s new book Self-Esteem for Teens, is an innovative guide for young adults, their parents, and helping professionals in developing healthy attitudes and positive self-images. Presented in clear, descriptive writing, this workbook offers a logical approach to delving into six key principles that when put into practice can transform a teen’s life. Schab explains brain biology in easily understandable terms, and then how healthy self-esteem puts happiness and success within reach in all aspects of a teen’s life: school, social, family, and work situations. ... Schab’s use of ‘wisdom tales’ and contemporary examples allows teens to feel good about their individuality as they explore and challenge their thought processes. ... This is a powerful workbook that will greatly benefit young people and those who care about them.”
—Mary Jo Belenski, EdD, assistant professor and undergraduate public health program coordinator at Montclair State University