Who says the teen years have to be terrible?Although the word teenager has become synonymous with trouble, the evidence is clear: Adolescents have gotten a bad rap—and this according to a landmark eight-year study of 4,000 teens from twenty-five states. In The Good Teen, acclaimed researcher Richard M. Lerner sets the record straight. The book: • Explores the academic origins of “the troubled teen,” dismantling old myths and redefining normal adolescence• Presents the five characteristics of teen behavior that are proven to fuel positive development—Competence, Confidence, Connection,Character, and Caring—and specific ways parents can foster them• Envisions our children as resources to be developed, not problems to be fixed• Clearly shows parents what to do when things really go wrong—all teens, no matter how troubled they seem, can be helped• Encourages new thinking, new public policies, and new programs that focus on the strengths of teens“There is no one in America today who understands teenagers better than Richard Lerner.” —William Damon, author of The Moral Child, professorof education, and director of the Stanford Center on Adolescence, Stanford UniversityBook Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/5/2008Pages: 272
Mike Linderman is a teen therapist unlike any other. A real-life cowboy, he wakes up at the crack of dawn, works the cattle on his ranch, and then counsels some of the country's most troubled teens, approaching them with a unique blend of down-home honesty, straight-talk discipline, and pure intention that is rarely found in a therapist's office. Most of the teens Mike treats are angry, abused, violent, and dangerous, yet despite their difficult pasts, he has achieved extraordinary success with them, helping to turn their lives around and earning him the nickname the "Teen Whisperer." In this book, he shares the secrets behind his success with parents everywhere, demonstrating how his regimen of hard work, integrity, and effective communication has turned seriously at-risk kids into loving, well-balanced, and productive teens. More than just a plan to rein in bad behavior, The Teen Whisperer deconstructs the emotional barriers that adolescence has placed between you and your child, helping you work with teens on their level—instead of simply treating them as subordinates. With this straightforward and open perspective, both you and your teen will learn to offer each other mutual respect and kindness, as you work together to heal the troubled hearts of your family.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/1/2008Pages: 320
Although the circumstances surrounding a death are difficult to handle at any age, adolescence brings with it challenges and struggles that until now have been largely overlooked. But in this unique and compassionate guide, renowned grief counselor Helen Fitzgerald turns her attention to the special needs of adolescents struggling with loss and gives them the tools they need to work through their pain and grief. Writing not only about but also for teenagers, Fitzgerald adeptly covers the entire range of situations in which teens may find themselves grieving a death, whether the cause was old age, terminal illness, school violence, or suicide. She helps teens address the gamut of strong and difficult emotions they will experience and the new situations they will face, including family changes, issues with friends, problems at school, and the courage needed to move forward with one's own life. Using the clear and accessible format that has made The Mourning Handbook and The Grieving Child enduring and helpful classics, Fitzgerald guides teens through everything from the sickbed to the funeral, from the first day back at school to the first anniversary of the death. Above all, she lets teens know that even in their darkest hour, they are not alone.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/7/2000Pages: 224
Julie's life has never been perfect. But she's always been able to deal by seeking comfort in her grandma Miriam's sage advice. Now that Miriam is gone, Julie's entire world is beginning to unravel-her mother loses her job, they lose their house, and Julie has to start over at a new school. So Julie is desperate to discover a way to keep it all together. Desperate for a way to stay connected to her grandma. Then Julie meets Clark. He's clever, awkward, and slightly damaged-just the sort of friend Julie needs right now. One night, the two use a Ouija board Julie discovered in her new house. She sees this as a chance to reach out to her grandmother. But when they get a response, it isn't from Miriam. And Julie soon discovers that while she is desperate to regain her past, Clark is haunted by his. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/4/2014Pages: 240Reading Level: Age 14 and Up
High school junior Jenny Greenley is so good at keeping secrets that she's the school newspaper's anonymous advice columnist. She's so good at it that, when hotter-than-hot Hollywood star Luke Striker comes to her small town to research a role, Jenny is the one in charge of keeping his identity under wraps. But Luke doesn't make it easy, and soon everyone -- the town, the paparazzi, and the tabloids alike -- know his secret ... and Jenny is caught right in the middle of all the chaos.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/26/2005Pages: 320Reading Level: Age 13 and Up
This book will help teens build their refusal skills and positive attitudes necessary to handle peer pressure, substance abuse, and the myriad other challenges that teens face.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/1/2010Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 14 and Up
Gourmet Cooking For Teens! Theres no need to eat plain and uninspired cooking.Whether you're a first-time or seasoned chef, you can prepare and take pride in the more than 50 mouth watering recipes in this book for all times of day. Here are just a few examples:Sunrise MuffinsGrits and Cheddar SouffleChick pea and Garlic PureePizza from California, Chicago and New York4th of July Short CakeAnd there are so many more flavorful dishes!All the recipes feature organic ingredients and foods that are available in supermarkets from coast to coast. No recipe is too hard for the beginning cook. Just follow the step-by-step directions and enjoy making your favorite dishes from scratch!With stunning photography by award-winner James Peterson, this one-of-a-kind book will provide a show-stopping culinary experience!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/1/2010Pages: 207Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Since its original publication, The Secret has inspired millions to live extraordinary lives. The Secret to Teen Power makes the knowledge of the law of attraction accessible and relevant to today's teens. It explains the law of attraction in relation to teen issues such as friends and relationships, schoolwork, and self-image. It explains how teens can transform their own lives and live their dreams, by understanding and using the power they have in their hands. The Secret to Teen Power promises to follow the path of The Secret, inspiring teens and young people to bring joy and harmony to all aspects of their lives.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/15/2009Pages: 192Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Yes, Your Teen is Crazy! Now in paperback! Here is the book that updates the rulebook, giving parents the training and skills they need to transform their teenage children into strong, confident, productive adults.
The must-have junior novel based on the awesome Disney Channel Original Movie "Teen Beach Movie"! When teen surfers Brady and McKenzie are magically transported into a 1960's beach movie-inspired universe, they must try to blend in until they can find their way out. Will they make it back home? This exciting junior novel features an 8-page insert with color photos from the film!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/14/2013Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
“The events in these stories are real. Some names have been changes so I don’t get yelled at. —Ned Vizzini Ned Vizzini writes about the weird, funny, and sometimes mortifying moments that made up his teen years. With wit, irony, and honesty, Teen Angst? Naaah . . . invites you into Ned’s world of school, parents, cool (and almost cool), street people, rock bands, friends, fame, camp, sex (sort of), Cancún (almost), prom, beer, video games, and more.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/14/2010Pages: 272Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Based on new surveys of nearly 1,500 gifted teens, this book is the ultimate guide to thriving in a world that doesn't always support or understand high ability. Full of surprising facts, survey results, step-by-step strategies, inspiring teen quotes, and insightful expert essays, the guide gives readers the tools they need to appreciate their giftedness as an asset and use it to make the most of who they are. The fourth edition has been revised for a new generation of high-end learners and includes information on twice-exceptionality, emotional and social intelligence, creativity, teen brain development, managing life online, testing and standards, homeschooling, International Baccalaureate programs, college alternatives, STEM careers, cyberbullying, and other hot topics.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/2011Pages: 272Reading Level: Age 11 and Up
This invaluable resource for Catholic teenagers covers traditional topics like Catholic doctrine, practices, and prayers, then tackles serious contemporary issues like violence, media, sex, substance abuse, and matters of conscience. Teens will appreciate the Handbook's honest, friendly tone; their parents and teachers will appreciate the conversations it starts. Used alone or with the Handbook for Today's Catholic Teen Activity Notebook, it's the perfect guide on the journey to Catholic Christian adulthood.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/30/2004Pages: 112Reading Level: Age 13 and Up
After decades of helping to mold teenagers into adults as a highly successful football coach, including a national championship as the coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Lou Holtz shares a common sense message with teens in an easily understood game plan for life. He speaks clearly and persuasively to a generation that is "being asked to make important decisions that have adult consequences earlier than any previous generation." "In today's social climate," he tells them, "your ability to know how to make good decisions becomes more important than ever before." Lou Holtz is a highly sought-after speaker and author who for years has challenged and motivated adults. Now in a book that parents will want for their teen-age children he spells out his tested, proven game plan for life. Teens that want to define their life goals and then go about reaching them will want to read A TEEN'S GAME PLAN FOR LIFE.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/2007Pages: 128Reading Level: Age 13 and Up
Along with Scripture verses and true stories of teens in action, The Power of a Praying-® Teen addresses key issues young people face, including puritypeer pressureinsecuritybody/self-imagefriendshipsEach segment of the book concludes with a prayer teens can follow or use as a model for their own prayers. Easy-to-access chapters focus on what it means to be maturing in all areas of life, including talking to God in prayer. Young men and women just on the cusp of growing up will find the compassion, help, direction, strength, and stability that comes with knowing and hearing from God in The Power of a Praying-® Teen.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/1/2005Pages: 208Reading Level: Age 13 and Up
Being a teenager--well, it has its ups and downs. It's cool to discover new stuff about yourself. But you've also got to make a lot of choices about who you want to be. You've got a lot of questions about God, dating, sex, faith, drugs, friends, your family, popularity--and the list goes on. Hey, you're not alone. Open up this Bible and read devotions written by teens like you who are dealing with the same stuff. They want to share with you what God has to say and how he can help you get through anything. The NIV Teen Devotional Bible is written by teens for teens. Its 260 weekday devotions can help you find out what the Bible says about stuff that really matters to you. You'll love the exciting look and feel of this Bible. The page-by-page bursts of surprising facts, cool graphics, crazy humor, and radical ideas to chew on--and apply. The introductions loaded with features that help you get to know each book of the Bible. Fifty-two weekend devotions by youth experts that sum up the week. Featuring lots of material from Youth Specialties and Campus Life Magazine--2 of America's coolest, most in-touch youth resources--The NIV Teen Devotional Bible is about real life. About real teens. About YOU.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 7/1/1999Pages: 1600Reading Level: Age 13 and Up
How do teens know when they might be “one click away from the clink? In Teen Cyberbullying Investigated, Judge Tom Jacobs presents a powerful collection of landmark court cases involving teens and charges of cyberbullying, which includes: sending insulting or threatening emails, text, or instant messages directly to someone; spreading hateful comments about someone through emails, blogs, or chat rooms; stealing passwords and sending out threatening messages using a false identity; and building a Web site to target specific people. Each chapter features the seminal case and resulting decision, asks readers whether they agree with the decision, and urges them to think about how the decision affects their lives. Chapters also include related cases, important facts and statistics, and suggestions for further reading. With an ever-increasing number of serious cases of cyberbullying and school violence, this book is needed more urgently than ever.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/15/2010Pages: 208Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Hot tips for a fresh look...all on your budget!Teen Beauty Secrets is loaded with fashion tips and techniques to fit your life and to help you look and feel absolutely extraordinary, from weekend shopping and classroom flirting to posing for prom pictures.This must-have guide gives you the edge you need to handle every fashion emergency, including breakouts, bad hair days, makeup mishaps and wardrobe calamities. Learn to fill your closet with all the "right" pieces, apply makeup for an all-day, glowing look and keep your friends (and parents) impressed with your attitude and style!Fashion and beauty expert Diane Irons knows all the inside secrets that have kept celebrity teens looking fresh and fantastic. Without breaking the bank, she'll show you how to:--Mix old and new for your winning style--Use baking soda to clear up blemishes--Enjoy spa treatments without leaving the house--And much, much more!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/1/2002Pages: 256Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
The New & Notable collection brings you three of Bookworm's latest and greatest-from best sellers to critical sensations.Teen: New & Notable Set includes: Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's + Paladin Prophecy: Alliance (Book 2) + Starters: Enders Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children was the surprise best seller of 2011-an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike. Publishers Weekly called it "an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters."This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine's island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises. Paladin Prophecy: Alliance (Book 2): Readers of I Am Number Four, The Maze Runner, and Legend will love this sophisticated adventure series by the cocreator of the groundbreaking television show Twin Peaks, in which ancient creatures trapped in another dimension threaten to destroy our world. A select group of teens with special powers were born to fight them . . . or join them. After exposing the sinister underground society of students known as the Knights of Charlemagne, Will West stays at the Center over the summer to explore his newly developing physical and mental abilities. Meanwhile, his roommates investigate the Knights' shadowy purpose and discover unsettling information about their own backgrounds. Will and his friends must quickly figure out what's going on and separate friend from foe as they prepare for the coming fight. Starters: Enders: Someone is after Starters like Callie and Michael--teens with chips in their brains. They want to experiment on anyone left over from Prime Destinations--Starters who can be controlled and manipulated. With the body bank destroyed, Callie no longer has to rent herself out to creepy Enders. But Enders can still get inside her mind and make her do things she doesn't want to do. Like hurt someone she loves. Having the chip removed could save her life--but it could also silence the voice in her head that might belong to her father. Callie has flashes of her ex-renter Helena's memories, too . . . and the Old Man is back, filling her with fear. Who is real and who is masquerading in a teen body? No one is ever who they appear to be, not even the Old Man. Determined to find out who he really is and grasping at the hope of a normal life for her and her younger brother, Callie is ready to fight for the truth. Even if it kills her.
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