Self esteem plays a huge role in the achievement of your goals. And working hard to keep a high self esteem with a positive outlook on life as a teenager is quite critical in growing, maturing and going through life peacefully and happy.
Self esteem affects how people feel about themselves and it is very possible to tell someone who has got low self esteem based on how they carry themselves as well as the feelings they express towards various things and situations.
If you are wondering how this book tackles the whole idea of self esteem for teens then this Self esteem workbook for teens book review will help you know what you are going to get and how it is going to benefit you as well as a few other essential aspects of it.
I will be walking you through the many aspects of self esteem the book goes into, the different ways to know how your self esteem is and how to elevate it with time, the best place to get the book as well as my personal thoughts on it.
So, let us get right into it and see what the author has for us. 🙂
Name: The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Build Confidence and Achieve Your Goals
Author: Lisa M Schab
Best place to buy: www.amazon.com
Genre: Self Help Book
Publisher: Instant Help
Publication Date: June 1, 2013
What The Book is All About in Summary
This book is mainly aimed at helping teenagers know themselves fully and grow towards high self esteem and positive view of life. It helps them know the real cause of their self esteem issues, understand, accept their weaknesses and work on them as they keep growing so that they become cheerful and more peaceful adults.
It goes into deeper aspects like knowing how to deal with critics, self doubt, selfishness and knowing what it means to be self absorbed and self centred.
I would say that the book addresses all the areas that the average teenager goes through and how best to deal with things they go through during this phase so as to retain high levels of self esteem.
There are even activities that are given in the book that come in handy for increasing self awareness, self worth and self acceptance.
The author of The self esteem workbook for teens is Lisa M. Schab. She is a clinic based social worker who also does counselling in private in the greater Chicago Area in Illinois.
She has done more than 16 books targeted for teens, children as well as adults. Beyond the Blues is one of them.
She also does professional training seminars, workshops for self help and is in (NASW) National Association of Social Workers.
A Few Things About the Book
In this book, Lisa helps you, as a teen, to understand your self very well as well as know and leverage your positives. She explains how your brain works when you receive different types of feedback about yourself from your family, your friends and relatives and even from yourself.
She also explains in fairly good depth about the true human worth, the need to be diverse and its benefits, our bodies and our mistakes. She goes on to address the most critical areas of a teenager’s life like comparing yourself to others and the judgments you make and receive.
There is also a section where she talks about discovering your authentic self, knowing who you actually are in your family’s eyes, your friends’ eyes, the society and the rest of the world.
With the book, the teenager will get to learn that it is okay not to know all things and on top of that, they will get to uncover their likes and dislikes, their dreams, beliefs and passions.
Other topics discussed are peer pressure, understanding feelings and emotions, improving attitude, handling discomfort, taking responsibility, understanding intuition, facing challenges, setting goals for yourself, being supportive, having gratitude, compassion, conviction and faith.
Most importantly, knowing that there is always a higher power to help you.
Some of the practical advice shared in the book include:
Things to attempt
* Try getting into new tasks and challenges
* Handle positive and negative emotions
* Offer assistance to others
Things to Avoid
* Blaming others for your own shortcomings
* Feeling, or pretending to feel, emotionally indifferent
* Being unable to tolerate a normal level of frustration
* Putting down your talents and abilities to be easily influenced
Best Place to Buy the Book
The place I would advice you to get the book from is Amazon. I find it convenient to make your purchase of the book especially if you were planning to do more shopping online today since they are all in the same place, and most importantly because the store is well known.
My Personal Thoughts About the Book
Personally, I find the book very educative. A teenager who is really serious about improving their life will really benefit from it.
Also, if you are a parent who is concerned about their teenage kids and would want them to go through their teenage life without having any self esteem issues, I would recommend you get this book for them.
I also find the book quite insightful to the teenager in other areas like self discovery, that is, who they are, what they like and what they would want to be when they become adults.
I would say that the topic of self esteem has been well covered here and will help the teen learn a lot about themselves, the age period they are in, and even more about life.
This, to me, is quite important as it will paint to the teenager a comprehensive picture of life and direct them towards the right direction that will not only improve their emotional life, but also their educational life, mental life and social life.
So, I should say that the book is worth the read.
And that is where I take my rest. 🙂
I hope this review has helped you understand well what you will be getting in the book.
If you have any comments, suggestions or questions about it or any other questions, please feel free to leave them below. I will be more than happy to look into them, and get back to you as soon as I get them.
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