Do you have zero control over your life? What are your frustrations? Do you lead a lazy lifestyle? To help teens take charge of their lives, Jay McGraw has created a companion workbook to his bestselling Life Strategies for Teens
. The workbook is based on 10 "Life Laws" (adapted from his father Phillip C. McGraw's tenets), and is designed to help teens "see your life clearly, to understand what the problems are, what you need to fix, change, get rid of, etc." He encourages readers to put their thoughts, ideas, and dreams into writing to help them through the process. (The workbook is meant to be written in.) He demands that his readers ask themselves hard questions about missed opportunities, perceptions, self-sabotage, and personal shortcomings so they can figure out what's not working and fix it. Why? So that they can turn dreams into goals--with specific timelines and strategies. Here you'll find a variety of quizzes, activities, and questions to help teens answer the question "Who am I?" For example, McGraw asks readers to list 10 times they've dropped the ball--and why. Or, conversely, to list their 15 best achievements to date. The workbook also contains questions designed to challenge assumptions, such as "What are things you automatically, reactively feel and believe about members of the opposite sex/teachers/parents?" A hardcore guide to removing obstacles from our lives, Life Strategies for Teens Workbook
has all the compassion of a drill sergeant... one who knows what's good for you. (Ages 13 and older)
About the Author
is executive producer of The Doctors,
as well as president and CEO of Los Angeles-based Stage 29 Productions. He is the #1 New York Times
bestselling author of The Ultimate Weight Solution for Teens: The 7 Keys to Weight Freedom; Life Strategies for Teens;
and Closing the Gap: A Strategy for Bringing Parents and Teens Together.
McGraw is a regular contributor on the Dr. Phil
show and has also been featured as a teen expert on Larry King Live
and the Today
show. McGraw earned his law degree from Southern Methodist University and is a graduate of the University of Texas, where he received a BS in psychology. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Erica.