The Socially Confident Teen
An Attachment Theory Workbook to Help You Feel Good about Yourself and Connect with Others
Published by: New Harbinger Publications
Imprint: Instant Help
Engaging and simple attachment-based tools for improving social success, boosting self-confidence, feeling more secure, and connecting genuinely with others.
Being a teen can feel like a full-time job. If it’s not the pressure to get good grades or get along with your parents, there’s always the anxiety of asking someone out on a date, or the agony of waiting for that first ‘Like’ on your latest post. It’s also a time for big change; in addition to fluctuating hormones and changes in your body, you’re probably noticing a transformation in the way you view the world and exactly where you fit in. What you need are evidence-based tools for navigating your rapidly changing life, and building strong social bonds to support you on your journey.
Written by an expert in attachment theory, The Socially Confident Teen is your essential how-to guide for developing a complete set of social skills. You’ll learn how to identify and cultivate healthy connections, and how to repair them when they’re damaged. You’ll find strategies for applying your newfound skills in any setting—from peers to parents. And finally, you’ll discover how to grow and maintain your social network, and ensure healthy support for yourself as you grow into an independent adult.
If you’re ready to start being socially confident and successful, the must-have skills in this guide can help you survive and thrive as a teen.
This workbook can help you:
- Choose positive peer relationships
- Maintain a good relationship with your parents
- Build healthy relationships now and into adulthood
- Learn effective communication skills
In these increasingly challenging times, kids and teens need mental health resources more than ever. With more than 1.6 million copies sold worldwide, Instant Help Books are easy to use, proven-effective, and recommended by therapists.
“The Socially Confident Teen is a practical, nonthreatening guide for teens to examine both their outside world of relationships with others, as well as their inside world of relationship with themselves to make sense of it in a way that will bring health and wellness to their mind and spirit. Christina Reese gently leads youth through valuable exercises taken at their own pace. I highly recommend it!”~Elaine C. Shenk, MS
—Elaine C. Shenk, MS, director of adoption/post adoption at Bethany Christian Services of Central Pennsylvania
“The Socially Confident Teen is an excellent resource that can be used within a therapeutic setting and personal growth setting. Reese has provided a clear and practical workbook for teens to gain the skills needed to build healthy connections and relationships with others while facing the challenges of being a teenager in the world.”~Carmen Jimenez-Pride, LCSW, RPT-S
—Carmen Jimenez-Pride, LCSW, RPT-S, director of Outspoken Counseling and Consulting, LLC; and creator of Focus on Feelings books and resources
“This is a book I wish I had read as a teenager! Centered around the four attachment styles, Reese expertly provides a valuable resource to help guide teens through a very sensitive time of life. With its relatable case examples and a wealth of personal reflective exercises, teens are empowered to learn healthy strategies to engage in attuned interpersonal relationships with peers and others. A must-have resource for every therapist’s bookshelf!”~Janet A. Courtney, PhD
—Janet A. Courtney, PhD, founder of FirstPlay Therapy, and author of Healing Child and Family Trauma through Expressive and Play Therapies
“The Socially Confident Teen is an incredibly useful, well-written workbook for readers to use both on their own and for clinicians to use as a guide to work with patients. It is an easy-to-read, clear explanation of attachment and its impact on functioning, as well as relationships. Families will find this workbook useful to understand each other and their relationships. Further, it will help clinicians have a guide in working with attachment and building teen confidence and self-esteem. I cannot recommend this book highly enough!”~Cynthia Welsh, LCSW- C, QCSW
—Cynthia Welsh, LCSW- C, QCSW, psychotherapist for twenty-two years; clinical supervisor; and founder of Alma Counseling, LLC
“Christina Reese’s The Socially Confident Teen addresses one of the most significant aspects of adolescent life: relationships. It offers space for readers to look closely at how they function in their personal relationships, understand how these patterns developed, and learn what they can do to make their relationships as healthy and positive as possible. This is always an important goal, but even more so in a world where so much of a teen’s social life is channeled through social media, and where cyber relationships color or take the place of in-person interaction. A well-organized and well-thought-out manual for social success, which can be helpful for adults as well!”~Lisa M. Schab, LCSW
—Lisa M. Schab, LCSW, psychotherapist; and author of nineteen self-help books, including The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens and the guided journal, Put Your Worries Here