...a wonderful book...a discovery book. -- Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN/"...helps build in teenagers 'both refusal skills and positive attitudes to meet the challenges of life as not-quite-adults'..." -- Youthworker Update/ "...written...in a direct, positive...manner which...could really help a young person struggling to make sense of the world..." -- Muskoka Advance, Ontario, Canada/ "Adults will welcome its informed perspective on ways teens can take charge of their lives by nurturing healthy self-esteem..." -- Jean Kozlowski, Cricket in the Corner, Virtual North Woods/"Dr. Palmer's advice is calm and nonjudgmental. She doesn't lecture to her readers." -- Work & Family Life newsletter/"I thought this was a good book...the stories made it easier to understand." -- J.W., age 18/"I was surprised...I'd read most of it without even realizing it! The book is impressive." -- A.P., age 17/"Teen Esteem talks about real life and not just about theories. It was fun (and useful) to read!" --A.M, age 13/"The authors...use real-life situations to illustrate the strategies that will help them control their lives." -- Skidmore Voices/"The book...shows you how to work out your problems, be responsible, and to make the right decisions." --E.E., age 13
Without patronizing or lecturing, Teen Esteem helps teenagers develop the skills needed to handle stress, peer pressure, substance abuse, anger, and more. The third edition includes new material on being different, self-acceptance, cyber-bullying, and coping with depression (in oneself and in others).