Communication Skills for Teens
About the Book
Communication is an essential life skill that every teen must learn. Based on the New Harbinger classic, Messages, this book will teach you the necessary skills—such as assertiveness, active listening, and compassion—to become an effective communicator for life.
In an age of social media, texting, and ever-evolving technology, it’s easy to forget how to engage in real, face-to-face communication, a critical skill for your future success! As you become more connected to your smartphone and the internet, your ability to connect in person may diminish. But technology doesn’t replace the need for effective communication skills. In fact, successful personal and professional relationships are dependent upon connecting with people face-to-face.
Communication Skills for Teens provides the guidance you need to become a better communicator and succeed in all areas of life. You’ll also learn tons of essential life skills, including active listening, assertiveness, clarifying language, the art of an apology, compassion, interviewing skills, family communication, and more. Each chapter focuses on one key aspect of communication, offers a real teen’s perspective, and includes practical exercises to help you apply what you’ve learned in the real world—away from your computer and smartphone screens.
By following the practical, skills-based tips in each chapter of this book, you'll learn powerful communication techniques to last a lifetime.
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—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
—Shawn T. Smith, PsyD, author of The User’s Guide to the Human Mind
—Dzung X. Vo, MD, author of The Mindful Teen
—Emily Roberts, MA, LPC, psychotherapist and author of Express Yourself
—Christopher Willard, PsyD, author of Child’s Mind and Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety, Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School
—Julia V. Taylor, MA, author of The Body Image Workbook for Teens, Salvaging Sisterhood, and Perfectly You, and coauthor of G.I.R.L.S. (Girls in Real Life Situations) and The Bullying Workbook for Teens
—Louise Hayes, PhD, clinical psychologist, academic, and coauthor of The Thriving Adolescent and Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life for Teens
—Alan C. Fox, author of the New York Times bestseller People Tools, People Tools for Business, and People Tools for Love and Relationships
—Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, MS, LPC, counselor, author of The Anger Workbook for Teens, and coauthor of The Bullying Workbook for Teens and The Sexual Trauma Workbook for Teen Girls
—Joseph Ciarrochi, professor at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education at Australian Catholic University, and coauthor of The Thriving Adolescent and the best-selling Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life for Teens