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The Self-Esteem Habit for Teens

50 Simple Ways to Build Your Confidence Every Day

A “Bite-Sized” Daily Companion Book to the International Best-Seller: The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens!

Parents and Professionals – This small and mighty volume gives teens dozens of choices for learning and practicing healthy self-esteem!

Did you know . . .

  • That smiling sends a signal to your brain to release “feel-good” chemicals?
  • That practicing gratitude can help raise your confidence?
  • That it’s never too late to turn things around?
  • That you’re the only one who controls your self-esteem?

The Self-Esteem Habit for Teens . . .

Provides 50 important and effective evidence-based activities that a teen can read or try in a few minutes each day, either with a helping professional or on their own ~

  • Is short and sweet
  • Is easily “digestible”
  • Doesn’t overwhelm already overwhelmed teens
  • Gives short teen scenarios for each tip to normalize the readers’ experience

This compact confidence booster teaches 25 “Positive Thought” and 25 “Positive Action” tips set in an easy-to-follow 3-step format:  “Perceive It – Believe It – Achieve It!”

Based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), neuroscience, and the principles of mindfulness, goals range from dealing with various insecurities to friendships, making good choices, making amends, and reversing self-harm.

Tips include suggestions for practicing gratitude, radical acceptance, being non-judgmental both personally and of others, celebrating one’s strengths, finding more than one source for self-esteem, facing challenges head-on, and setting boundaries.

Each concept (Perceive It) is followed by an affirmation (Believe It), an action for practice (Achieve It), and then a positive, encouraging quote.

Teens can flip through and try the tip that feels right for them each day. If you don’t like one, try another one!

Therapists and professionals can spend a few minutes in each counseling session with these bite-sized tips or use them as effective homework suggestions to assist teen clients in taking charge of their own self-esteem.

From School Library Journal –

“Deftly written, easy to follow and comprehend, and completely on target, this self-help guidebook belongs in every school and public library nonfiction collection serving teens.”

—Diane P. Tuccillo, Poudre River Public Library District, CO

Excellent resource that can be used by everyone—young and old! ‘Perceive it, believe it, achieve it!’ is a thought and activity process in the book that can be used in every area of life. In addition, the fifty simple ways to build confidence are just that—simple. Finally, the exercises are easily personalized for each person. Highly recommended! Great workbook!

—Kim Kanish, blended case manager, Family Psychological Association

“I have been looking for suggestions & ideas to help give my teen more confidence in herself and when I fell across this book, I was ecstatic. The author provides a list of various and simple ways for teens to boost themselves. I think this is a great resource for any teen and/or parent to foster ideas if they are struggling.

“ . . . readers are sure to find helpful techniques for building themselves up in the real world.”

-Publishers Weekly