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- Publisher: Innerwords Publishing (February 9, 2011)
- Publication Date: February 9, 2011
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B004MYH1PM
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Empowering Teens to Build Self-Esteem Kindle Edition
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Written by an experienced educator, therapist, counselor who has worked with kids for a good deal of time, this book, with teenage readers in mind, is written with depth and at the same time with much practicality and clarity. It can speak to a teenager reader in a style that is straight and to the point on a very deep, intense topic.
Self-esteem is defined in the simplest clearest way for teenagers (and even for us thick-skinned adults):
"Self esteem is how you feel about yourself."
In the same paragraph as this basic definition is explained low and healthy self-esteem. Again, easily enough for teens to understand:
"You consciously or unconsciously send thoughts and opinions about yourself to yourself. These thoughts can be accurate and helpful or they can be false and damaging. To build self-esteem, you need to consciously think and say positive, honest things to yourself in your mind." Again, to the point with no fancy words for the teenage kids in our lives that we want to help out.
Harrill's book is written in such a way that a teenager can get two basic things out of this book: First, identify habits that degrade one's self-esteem. Then two, find ways to build a healthier self-esteem.
There is a very good set of lists on the behaviors, thoughts and feelings of a person who has low self-esteem. These lists would be quite an eye-opener even for adult, too.
Then there are very practical, helpful affirmations, journaling and visualizations(mind pictures) on building good self-esteem that teenagers(and even adults) can practice for themselves. Even just some of these exercises can surely fortify a teenagers ability to manage their thought processes and nurture themselves in times of teen inner turmoil.
I used this book as part of my background research to create yoga classes for teenagers.
Table of Contents:
Part 1. Getting Started
.Q & As
.Getting to know yourself.
.Teen self-esteem indicator
Part 2. A Look at Self-Esteem in Greater Detail
.what is self-esteem?
.high self-esteem is
.why do people have low self-esteem?
.how do I know if someone has low self-esteem?
.some BEHAVIOURS of low self-esteem
.some THOUGHTS of low self-esteem
.some FEELINGS of low self-esteem
Part 3. Ideas that Build Positive Self-Esteem.
.the acorn analogy
.8 principles of self-esteem
Part 4. Building Good Feelings
.how can you build good feelings about yourself?
.affirmations - good things to say about yourself
.see positive mind pictures
.say positive affirmations
Part 5. More Information
.summary of ways to build self-esteem
. symptoms of high self-esteem
.children's self-esteem indicator
.adult self-esteem indicator
Part 6. Dating Tips for Teens
. self-esteem and dating
.tips for dating