Being a teenager is hard, and, for some, high school can feel like a psychological war zone. Demands to perform academically and on the field, complex social relationships, first time romances, and the ever-growing list of extracurricular activities young people are supposed to engage in combined with the raging emotions most teenagers experience can overcome even the most well-balanced young person leading to anxiety, depression, and more.
The good news is that teens don’t have to go it alone. There are skills they can learn that will not only help them survive high school but succeed in life.
In this free guide, the editors here at New Harbinger Publications have carefully reviewed dozens of titles in our Instant Help Books for Teens series to bring together six key research-based psychological skills that will help teens:
- Let go of anxiety and self-doubt
- Feel calm in the face of everyday problems
- Develop a positive self-image
- Calm intense emotions (including anger)
- Resolve conflicts and get along with others
- Deal with the daily drama without getting wrapped up in it
Learning these skills and practicing them in their daily lives will not only help teens better navigate the often treacherous terrain of high school, but will also provide them practical tools they can use throughout their lives. The techniques teens will learn in this guide will serve them across many contexts: at school, at home, in the workplace, in interpersonal relationships, and even just dealing with the everyday problems we humans all face.