Second Edition, Revised
The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens
Activities to Help You Build Confidence and Achieve Your Goals
Published by: New Harbinger Publications
Imprint: Instant Help
For teens, confidence is key! This fully revised and updated edition of The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens has everything you need to boost self-confidence, improve your social skills, balance social media use, and reach your goals.
As a teen, it is incredibly important to have self-confidence, especially when you consider all the societal pressures teens face today, particularly about appearance and grades. Growing up in today’s world is difficult, and in the midst of all this life-related stress, it’s easy to magnify your own weaknesses and minimize—or even ignore—your true assets. This workbook can help.
In this fully revised and updated second edition of The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens, you’ll learn to develop a healthy, realistic view of yourself that includes honest assessments of your weaknesses and strengths, and you will learn to respect yourself, faults and all. You’ll also learn the difference between self-esteem and being self-centered, self-absorbed, or selfish. Finally, this book will show you how to distinguish the outer appearance of confidence from the quiet, steady, inner acceptance and humility of true self-esteem.
This second edition includes practical exercises to help you deal with body image issues, be more assertive and set boundaries with others, and navigate difficult social situations—including bullying, cyberbullying and social media overload. You’ll also find activities that promote healthy thinking habits and problem solving; tips for handling criticism, setbacks, and self-doubt; and strategies for developing self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-worth.
With the right amount of self-confidence, you will have the emotional resources you need to succeed and reach your goals. This workbook can help you get started, step by step.
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“The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens is outstanding and very needed. Every chapter made me think of a teen who would benefit from this. I love the affirmations in each chapter. This workbook has so many valuable messages and activities to help teens build up their self-esteem. Another inspiring winner for this school social worker to utilize.”~Ellen Griffith, MSW
—Ellen Griffith, MSW, middle school social worker
“I’ve used Lisa Schab’s workbooks for teens for many years in my work with 7-12 grade students as a school counselor. I appreciate the tools and activities in this workbook because they are user-friendly, developmentally appropriate, engaging, and I see results when students take advantage of the exercises. This is a must-have resource in every school counselor’s office, and a book I can refer parents to when they’re looking to help their teens as well!”~Chelsea Roberts, BS
—Chelsea Roberts, BS, Eau Claire M.S. school counseling; University of Wisconsin – Stout; 7-12 grade school counselor at Gibraltar Secondary School
“This is a warm and wonderfully written workbook! It will not only guide teens to wholesome self-esteem, but will also help them through the inevitable ups and downs of their lives with sound mental health. I heartily recommend it.”~Glenn R. Schiraldi, PhD
—Glenn R. Schiraldi, PhD, University of Maryland School of Public Health (ret.), and author of The Self-Esteem Workbook and The Adverse Childhood Experiences Recovery Workbook
“An amazing resource—everything you want in a self-esteem workbook, plus more! Practical skills and tools are framed in an inviting and engaging way, updated for today’s modern world. This is a must-have on every clinician’s bookshelf, and a true gift for parents and teens alike who are looking for accessible support.”~Cheryl M. Bradshaw, RP, MA
—Cheryl M. Bradshaw, RP, MA, author of The Resilience Workbook for Teens and How to Like Yourself
“Bolstering authentic self-esteem is critical to self-acceptance and mental well-being. The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens offers teens, parents, and adults who work with them an engaging and effective tool. Relevant scenarios give teens an understanding of what self-esteem is based on, and activities allow them to explore their beliefs and interests to recognize and appreciate their strengths. Daily affirmations are helpful in highlighting the essential concepts.”~Mary K. Alvord, PhD
—Mary K. Alvord, PhD, psychologist, and coauthor of Conquer Negative Thinking for Teens and Resilience Builder Program for Children and Adolescents
“Yet another excellent workbook for teens by Lisa M. Schab! The Self Esteem Workbook for Teens is a useful tool that actively engages teens utilizing enjoyable and introspective activities to help them explore ways to build positive self-esteem. Teens, parents, therapists, and anyone who works with teens would find this book to be an incredible resource to include in their library.”~Ariel Callen, BS
—Ariel Callen, BS, certified family-based therapist
“Lisa Schab’s workbook provides the reader with excellent tools to better understand themselves, where they are, and where they want to go. With this deeper understanding, they can embrace their whole selves and live a more authentic, fulfilling, and successful life.”~Michelle Skeen, PsyD
—Michelle Skeen, PsyD, author of Just As You Are and Love Me Don’t Leave Me
“The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens is essential to have in a social-emotional learning tool kit. The workbook is an invaluable resource for teens and professionals which provides guided lessons and practical activities to explore self-acceptance, and teaches positive skills to encourage personal growth during the challenging journey of adolescence. The expanded activities in this edition offer further opportunities for self-discovery, self-reflection, and building positive and healthy relationships.”~Jenny Szewczyk, NCSP
—Jenny Szewczyk, NCSP, school psychologist at Westbrook High School in Westbrook, CT
“This is a brilliant, inspiring book that teaches and guides teens to navigate their inner world, as well as the world they live in. In a masterful piece, Schab has encompassed all aspects of teenagers’ experience: body, mind, spirit, and relationships. The workbook format offers results-oriented lessons for a lifetime of healthy self-esteem. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has a teenager or has ever been one.”~Susan Schwass, LCSW
—Susan Schwass, LCSW, private practitioner working with teens and their families for thirty-five years
“The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens actively engages students in a gentle self-exploration of the ways both internal and external factors influence their self-perceptions and well-being. The workbook is set up with a logical flow that provides information, engages the student in thoughtful self-analysis, and offers reflection on one’s individual strengths and positive attributes. Additionally, the workbook guides students in changing behaviors and thought processes detrimental to their well-being. The scenarios in the book provide relatable, real-life situations of which the adolescent can easily make sense.”~Wendy Merryman, PhD
—Wendy Merryman, PhD, counselor in the Central Dauphin School District, working to promote positive personal, social, emotional, and academic growth of students in individual, small-group, and classroom settings