Over the last few years, teenagers have developed a language of their own. This dictionary can help you understand what they're saying. Written with the help of friends and family, it is useful to teenagers and those wanting to understand them.
Teens in high school have mainly moved past worrying about puberty and cliques, and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk High School focuses on issues and topics that matter to older teens. Teens talk high school, sharing their stories about sports and clubs, driving, curfews, self-image and self-acceptance, dating and sex, family, friends, divorce, illness, death, pregnancy, drinking, failure, and preparing for life after graduation. High school students will find comfort and inspiration in this book, referring to it through all four years of high school, like a portable support group.
A teenage girl dealing with her father's prolonged absences as he works far from home. A teenage boy facing his fears as he prepares to tell his family that he is gay. These are just two of the heartfelt true-life stories covered in this engaging book. In these first-person accounts, readers are offered a glimpse into the lived experience of young adults confronting issues including adoption, divorce, and illness. Written in clear and compassionate prose, this insightful book captures what it means to be a young adult grappling with these important matters.
In this compilation of real stories, teens will read first-person accounts of young adults finding their way as leaders and activists. The volume offers narratives that deal with topics including the profound influence a teacher has on a student, the importance of teamwork while participating in an artistic performance, and the impact that attending a rally against genocide has on a young adult. Each story is written with an earnestness that is sure to move readers as it reveals the passion of these teens learning more about the world and themselves.
The teenage years are a period of enormous growth and change, and maintaining a positive self-image during this tumultuous time can be a challenge. In this thoughtful book, young adults will read real stories of teens dealing with issues such as the stinging criticism of their peers, stage fright, and the sense of isolation one can feel even in a large group of people. These heartfelt first-person accounts are sure to resonate with teens as they offer a way forward, whether by working through a fear, participating in volunteer work, or passing on hard-won wisdom to younger children.
Are you and your favorite teenager having too many conversations like this? "How was school?" "Fine." "Soccer practice?" "Same as always." "Anything interesting happen today?" "Nope." "Nice talking with you!" Let's face it. Teenagers have a PhD in one-word answers . . . if we don't ask the right questions. In this book, veteran youth expert Jonathan McKee shares 180 creative discussion starters to help teens open up about issues that matter. You'll also find tips for interpreting their responses and follow-up questions. From light-hearted to more serious, these conversation springboards will encourage even the most reluctant teen to talk about friends, school, values, struggles, and much more. "The perfect tool for connecting with today's teenagers." --Dr. Kevin Leman, author of Have a New Teenager by Friday "Few people understand the teenage world like Jonathan McKee. This book is one of the most helpful and practical tools I have ever seen to get teenagers talking with their parents about important topics."--Jim Burns, PhD, author of Teenology: The Art of Raising Great Teenagers and Confident Parenting
Being an adolescent often comes with its own set of challenges. There are friendship issues, coping with changes to your body and self esteem pressures, dealing with relationships, and surviving through difficult times.
The renowned #1 New York Times bestselling authors share their advice and expertise with parents and teens in this accessible, indispensable guide to surviving adolescence. Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish transformed parenting with their breakthrough, bestselling books Siblings Without Rivalry and How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk. Now, they return with this essential guide that tackles the tough issues teens and parents face today. Filled with straightforward advice and written in their trademark, down-to-earth style sure to appeal to both parents and teens, this all-new volume offers both innovative, easy-to-implement suggestions and proven techniques to build the foundation for lasting relationships. From curfews and cliques to sex and drugs, it gives parents the tools to help their children safely navigate the often stormy years of adolescence.
This book contains 101 heartfelt, true stories about love, compassion, loss, forgiveness, friends, school, and faith. It also covers tough issues such as self-destructive behavior, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, and divorce. Christian teens care very much about their connection and relationship with God, but they are also experiencing all the ups and downs of teenage life, with the attendant joys and sorrows of growing up. This book, filled with 101 stories written by Christian teens for Christian teens, helps teens who care about their faith navigate their teenage years. This title provides support and inspiration for Christian teens with heartfelt true stories about love, compassion, loss, forgiveness, friends, school, and faith. It also covers tough issues such as self-destructive behavior, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, and divorce. The first Chicken Soup for the Soul book was published in 1993, and became a publishing industry sensation, ultimately selling eight million copies. Since then, more than 150 Chicken Soup titles have been published, selling more than 100 million copies. Chicken Soup for the Soul has won dozens of awards over the past 15 years, and its founders, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen have become celebrity motivational speakers and authors.
Every Barbie doll, her friends, and their accessories are listed alphabetically by name, by stock number, and by year, making it possible to locate a specific doll even if you only know one of these details. Over 30,000 listings are at your fingertips, featured in a way that makes identification of one or 100 dolls easy. Cases, furniture, houses, paper dolls, children's clothes, jewelry, games, and more are included, as well as over 50 color photos.384 pages. REVIEW: This is a great reference for the Barbie collector. The main part of the book is a listing including number issued, date, value, and source store for each item issued from 1959 to 1998. Items listed include Barbie and Ken dolls, friend's dolls, outfits, accessories, and Barbie collectibles. The organization and multiple listings make everything easy to find and a pleasure to use.
A biblically-sound handbook for raising teens who can successfully survive adolescence in the 90s, Reaching the Heart of Your Teen effectively reminds moms and dads how to parent from the heart and build solid relationships that are rewarding. Holding fast to the conviction that relationships between parents and children aren't limited to eighteen years-but can last a lifetime-Ezzo teaches how to build quality relationships that endure. Reaching the Heart of Your Teen is filled with practical examples to help moms and dads build bridges that will help them reach and establish lasting relationships with their teens.