The Growth Mindset Workbook for Teens
Say Yes to Challenges, Deal with Difficult Emotions, and Reach Your Full Potential
Published by: New Harbinger Publications
Imprint: Instant Help
Learn how changing your mindset can change your life!
Do you ever give up when things are difficult? Sometimes we all say things like, “I’m bad at math, so there’s no point in studying” or “I can’t change—so why bother trying.” This is called having a fixed mindset. When you have a fixed mindset, you take failure as evidence that you’re not good at something.
On the other hand, a growth mindset is a way of viewing yourself and the world that says, “I may not know how to do this now, but with effort, I can learn.” People with a growth mindset believe they can learn from challenges and setbacks—that they have constant potential for growth, change, and improvement. So, how can you develop a growth mindset?
Written by experts in growth mindset and neuroscience, this easy-to-use workbook will show you how to change the way you think, so you can change your life. You’ll learn powerful, proven-effective skills for coping with difficult feelings—including sadness, worry, and anger. And, most importantly, you’ll find the tools you need to transform a fixed mindset into a growth mindset, make change happen, and reach your highest aspirations.
If you want to go from “No, I can’t do it,” to “Yes, bring it on!” this workbook will show you how to build a growth mindset and boost your confidence, so you can be your very best. Look out, world!
“This workbook is an exciting offering that leverages decades of research on people’s innate power to change. Written by a team of rising stars, this workbook uses easy-to-understand language and includes many real-world examples and helpful exercises. There is something here for all teens who wish to realize their dreams, design their futures, and become the best version of themselves.”~Bruce F. Chorpita, PhD
—Bruce F. Chorpita, PhD, professor of psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles; president of PracticeWise, LLC; and coauthor of MATCH-ADTC
“This is a terrific, engaging, much-needed, and practical workbook that will equip teens with powerful tools to reach their full potential. Youth will find using this book appealing, relevant, and accessible. It is full of interactive activities and thought-provoking exercises. Individuals of all ages will find this book beneficial for developing essential lifelong skills for thriving and surviving in a complicated world.”~Golda Ginsburg, PhD
—Golda Ginsburg, PhD, professor of psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine
“Jessica Schleider and colleagues have created a thoughtful, powerful, and science-guided workbook for teens who may feel ‘stuck’ in cycles of anxiety, depression, and stress. Their book is also the first to integrate our research on growth mindsets with brief, evidence-based treatments for youth depression and anxiety. The activities are creative, engaging, and right on-target with what science tells us can help teens cope and succeed!”~Carol Dweck, PhD
—Carol Dweck, PhD, Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor in the department of psychology at Stanford University
“A gem of a book that is packed with evidence-based advice, practical strategies, and engaging material. It provides a much-needed road map for navigating the emotionally challenging teen years. I wish I had this book when I was a teen!”~Christopher Beevers, PhD
—Christopher Beevers, PhD, Wayne H. Holztman Regents Chair in psychology, and director of the Institute for Mental Health Research at The University of Texas at Austin
“Adolescents, like all of us, have setbacks and disappointments. These may undermine mental health, or they may become opportunities for growth. This engaging, highly readable workbook—based on sound research—guides young people through the kinds of thoughts and actions needed to turn challenges into strengths. The book is a truly valuable resource for young people, as well as for parents and clinicians”~John R. Weisz, PhD, ABPP
—John R. Weisz, PhD, ABPP, professor of psychology at Harvard University, director of the Harvard Lab for Youth Mental Health, and past president and CEO of the Judge Baker Children’s Center
“This book helps you understand why you think, feel, and behave the way you do, and delivers the tools you need to change for the better or deal with what life brings you. Reading it feels less like you’re in class, and more like you’re with a close friend who’s revealing secrets about life that you might have searched forever to discover, only your friend has a PhD from Harvard!”~Andres De Los Reyes, PhD
—Andres De Los Reyes, PhD, professor of psychology at the University of Maryland, Fulbright Scholar, and editor in chief of the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
“Schleider, Mullarkey, and Dobias bring the concept of using a ‘growth mindset’—overcoming obstacles, developing desired skills, and managing one’s mood effectively—to life for teens in this book. Full of useful, guided activities based on proven therapeutic strategies that work, this book will help both teens struggling with intense emotions and those that love them to follow a well-laid-out path toward achieving their goals.”~Jill Ehrenreich-May, PhD
—Jill Ehrenreich-May, PhD, professor in the department of psychology at the University of Miami, and coauthor of Unified Protocols for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children and Adolescents