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An uplifting and optimistic guide to navigating the ups and downs of teen years and preparing for adulthood. Author Nicola Morgan is an international expert on teen development and mental health. During her talks to parents of pre-teens, she immediately sensed two overriding emotions: fear and pessimism. Parents were worried about their children becoming teenagers, assuming that it would be a negative experience. Not only is that a sad outlook on the teenage experience--it doesn't have to be true!
Breezy and compassionate, Positively Teen teaches teens how to approach their adolescent years with optimism and understanding, giving them the skills they need to develop long-term well-being. Full of practical, proven strategies, it includes advice on how to flourish both physically and mentally--from learning to do things you enjoy, to understanding how to look after your diet, exercise and attitude, to understanding your personality. With these strengths and skills in hand, teens will learn to weather any storm and thrive on the challenges of this time in their lives.
About the Author
Nicola Morgan is a multi-award-winning author and international expert on teenage brains and mental health, how stress impacts well-being and performance, effects of screens and social media and the science of reading for pleasure. A former teacher and dyslexia specialist, Nicola was a prize-winning novelist whose career changed after the success of her best-selling examination of the teenage brain, Blame My Brain, short-listed for the Aventis Prize, and The Teenage Guide to Stress, winner of the School Library Association award in both readers' and judges' categories. The Teenage Guide to Friends, her popular teaching resources, and the forthcoming Positively Teenage and The Teenage Guide to Life Online, have established Nicola as the go-to expert in her field.
Praise for Positively Teen:
"This presentation of growing up through the angle of brain development sends a positive message: Everyone's different, but the upheavals of adolescence are universal. An upbeat, reassuring tool kit for tweens and young teens."—Kirkus Reviews
"Teens and tweens will find an abundance of information, tips, and advice that will be vital as they go through their adolescent years. Written with a caring, informative, and positive tone... encompassing topics such as attitudes and thoughts, health, learning techniques, friendships and communication, and stress and worries. The chapters also contain helpful charts and tools to help teens with many aspects of growing up, such as eating healthy, as well as suggested activities, quizzes, and "Positive Boosts," which encourage teens to take small actions and breaks. A useful addition to health and wellness collections."—Booklist