Synopses & Reviews
If youre like many teen girls, you may feel intense pressure to fit in and make friends. In this fun and engaging guide, therapist and teen expert Lucie Hemmen offers ten tips to solve one of the biggest worries teen girls struggle with: social success.
As you face new academic and social pressures, you may feel more stressed out than ever before. You want to relate to your peers, but you may not have the skills you need to successfully navigate the social world. Grounded in evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), this book will help you develop simple and effective ways to connect with your fellow teens while still remaining uniquely you.
In the book, youll discover tips for finding your strengths, identifying negative self-talk, understanding social situations, and making new friends. Most importantly, youll discover key strategies for creating a strong sense of self-knowledge and self-appreciationtwo key building blocks for succeeding in the social world, and beyond.
If youre ready to move past all the BFF drama and clique mentality, and start making truly positive connections with others, this book will show you the way.
“I remember how hard it was to be a teen, and I think the bullying, peer pressure, and expectations have only increased over the years. Lucie Hemmen’s The Teen Girl’s Survival Guide
provides helpful exercises for teen girls to increase self-awareness, and concrete skills to help improve self-esteem and reduce the chaos and drama teen girls often encounter. This is a lovely book that aims to help teen girls think about and move toward the person they truly would like to be.”
—Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, RSW, psychotherapist, international speaker, and author of several books, including Surviving the Emotional Roller Coaster, Relationships Skills 101 for Teens, and Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens
“This thoughtful book will inspire teen girls to be their best self, their most authentic self, and to navigate social media and texting. A wise guide for every teen girl.”
—Lara Honos-Webb, PhD, author of The ADHD Workbook for Teens, The Gift of ADHD, The Gift of ADHD Activity Book, and more (http://www.addisagift.com)
“The Teen Girl’s Survival Guide
is packed with powerful skills to help you develop and grow healthy relationships and positive connections. It helps you to identify and build on the skills you already have, and to discover and try out new ones along your journey of self-discovery, as you figure out who you are and where you fit in. The best part of the book is the wisdom and experience of actual teens in their own words—teens who really ‘get it,’ and can help you navigate social landmines and take your connectedness to the ‘next level!’”
—Dzung Vo, MD, author of The Mindful Teen
“In The Teen Girl’s Survival Guide
, Lucie Hemmen uses a down-to-earth and engaging format to help readers manage critical teen issues, from social media stress to friend communication to self-esteem and sound decision-making skills. Teens will enjoy the advice from older girls, quizzes, and self-awareness exercises on topics they grapple with in their everyday life, while supervising adults will take comfort in the wisdom and solid guidance provided for keeping girls on track for making safe social choices.”
—Lisa M. Schab, LCSW, psychotherapist and author of The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens, The Anxiety Workbook for Teens, and Beyond the Blues
“Hemmen guides the readers through every important challenge that teen girls face. She provides excellent tips and tools that will help them successfully navigate these critical years. Readers will not only survive, but thrive!”
—Michelle Skeen, PsyD, psychologist, author of Love Me, Don’t Leave Me, and radio host of Relationships 2.0 with Dr. Michelle Skeen on KCAA 1050-AM
As a teen girl, you are likely feeling pressure and stress from every direction. Having good, healthy relationships with friends you can count on makes all the difference. In this guide, psychologist and teen expert Lucie Hemmen offers ten tips to guide you toward creating and maintaining the social life you want. Even better, the real experts that make this guide special are older teen girls who have recently been where you are now and have plenty to say about it.
As you move through this fun and engaging guide, you will get a sense of who you are as a friend, appreciate authentic qualities you can share with others, and get moving toward expanding the quality and quantity of your social connections. Before you know it, small steps will lead to big changes and you will find yourself more confident, connected, and happy.
Grounded in evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the ten tips guide you in developing yourself in both simple and significant ways. You will engage in thought-provoking exercises and take fun quizzes spaced between tips to get you thinking more deeply about yourself and others. If you re ready to get going on your social life, this book will show you the way.
Teen girls feel intense pressure to fit in and make friends. In this important guide, therapist and teen expert Lucie Hemmen offers ten tips to solve one of the biggest worries teen girls struggle with: social success. In the book, teen readers will find real strategies for growing a strong sense of self-knowledge and self-appreciationtwo key building blocks for succeeding in the social world, and beyond.
About the Author
Lucie Hemmen, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in working with teens and their parents in private practice while raising two teen girls of her own, Marley and Daisy. She is author of Parenting a Teen Girl, and has written The Teen Girl’s Survival Guide for girls who identify social stress as a top concern. Hemmen lives and practices in Santa Cruz, CA.