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Fighting Invisible Tigers: A Stress Management Guide for Teens Paperback – January 1, 1995


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 11 and up
  • Grade Level: 6 and up
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing; Rev Upd edition (January 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0915793806
  • ISBN-13: 978-0915793808
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #651,063 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This best-selling book by Earl Hipp gives teens information on how stress affects health and decision-making. While it is not faith based, students will learn stress-management skills, such as assertiveness, time management and relaxation exercises." —YouthWorker Journal, January/February 2009


"Straightforward, enjoyable, easy-reading style.... Exccellent reading for those in the mental health field or anyone working with teenagers." —National Mental Health Association 


"Provides useful, practical tools and ideas for folks of any age." —Whole Earth Magazine



"Helps you understand how stress affects your mind and body. It also gives both long- and short-term strategies for dealing with stress effectively." —New Moon Magazine



 “A top pick for community library parenting collections.”—Midwest Book Review



Previous edition: “Pick of the Lists” American Bookselling Association

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Earl Hipp is the author of many books for young people. He has a B.A. in Psychology and a master’s degree in Psychophysiology. He has worked as a clinical psychotherapist, helping hundreds of people to better understand, cope with, and grow through the challenges in their lives.
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Customer Reviews

I tried reading it and found it was too slow paced for my liking.
Rack queen
The presentation provides practical coping strategies to identify stress and deal with it in a timely and constructive manner.
Dr. Joseph S. Maresca
This book is an excellent self-help tool for pre-adolescents and teens suffering from anxiety.
Hayden

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Kaye Kingsbury on November 19, 2001
Format: Paperback
This enjoyable, easy-read offers proven, practical advice to adolescents interested in acquiring stress and life management skills. Adults working with teens will find this book a valuable resource for helping adolescents understand what happens when they are stressed to the limits of their coping ability. The section "Self-Care for Tiger Bites" offers immediate first aid for those times when fast relief is needed to relieve overwhelming levels of stress. Using this book, teenagers and adults alike can crack the whip and tame the stress within.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 3, 1998
Format: Paperback
Anxious and troubled and confused teens (most of the teen populations) will carry this portable guide to survival for several days and come away reassured that they are not alone, and come away with useful skills to make life better and easier. Even the teen readers like it!!
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I find this book, despite its small size & simple layout, to be an excellent guide/resource for teens.

The analogy is interesting. When life is very stressful, it can feel as if you're in a jungle with lots of dangerous tigers --ferocious, hungry, invisible tigers, quietly stalking you.

It covers everything from being assertive to building relationships, taking risks, making decisions, staying healthy, dealing with fears, using positive self-talk, & even growing a funny bone. There is also a "Self-Care for Tiger Bites" section which offers ready "first aid" for teens who need quick relief.

Parents &/or educators who are also interested in this book, are advised to get hold of the Leader's Guide. It is designed to support & enhance the messages of the Student Book with a step-by-step curriculum in a dozen of easy-to-use sessions. It comes with two dozens of reproducible handout masters.

Kudos to the authors for these two excellent guides/resources!

I would strongly recommend readers to check out the publisher's website. They have an extensive repertoire of excellent guides/resources for kids, teens, parents as well as educators.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Joseph S. Maresca HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on August 30, 2009
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This book is excellent because the author deals
definitively with the classic "stressors" in the lives
of most students. The presentation provides practical
coping strategies to identify stress and deal with it
in a timely and constructive manner. There is coverage
of the breathing techniques for greater oxygenation,
as well as strategies to handle limited time and
seemingly hostile peers and relevant others.

The book advises students to do the following:
o be assertive so that we have the time to attend to priorities
o build personal relationships
o take calculated risks in our decision-making
o make decisions over analysis paralysis
o stay healthy because we cannot do difficult sustained work
unless we are healthy
o deal with fear constructively and within the bounds of
people and things we can control

Overall, the volume would be a tremendous resource in order
to assist students with personal planning at school and elsewhere.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K Williams on June 19, 2013
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This book was recommended and loaned to us, and my 14 year old didn't want to read it. I convinced her to try it. At the third chapter she started saying she liked it, by the fifth she was quoting it. She finished it and said we needed to own a copy ourselves.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hayden on March 20, 2013
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This book is an excellent self-help tool for pre-adolescents and teens suffering from anxiety. My son is using techniques and strategies clearly explained in the book and finds them very helpful.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rack queen on January 12, 2011
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My Teen fell asleep 3 times trying to get through this book and still hasn't finished it. I tried reading it and found it was too slow paced for my liking. We are all avid readers so Im trying to be fair with this review. There are good methods in this book but the way the book is written unfortunately isn't very appealing to teens.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Baker on November 11, 2009
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I bought this book (the revised/updated version) to review and possibly use for a teen girls support group I am leading. I was very pleased with what I got! It is very straightforward and really tries to reach young people where they're at, using pretty relevant examples. I bookmarked so many of the pages and it's been very helpful to refer to as I lead discussion in the group. It also has really practical suggestions for coping skills. I would recommend this to parents, school leaders and mental health professionals to talk through with a teen. I would have liked to see a little more about the whole world of social networking and how that impacts teens today. But there's room for that in discussion.
Thanks so much!

-Sarah Baker MAMFT
Atlanta, Ga
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