Monday, August 10, 2015

Express Yourself: A Teen Girl's Guide to Speaking Up and Being Who You Are

Express Yourself: A Teen Girl’s Guide To Speaking Up
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A Strong Inner Compass
If you parent, care for or care about teen girls, this book is a must have for your bookshelf. Express Yourself: A Teen Girl's Guide to Speaking Up and Being Who You Are by Emily Roberts, MA, LPC, provides girls with the information they need to develop a strong inner-compass to deal with the various challenges that are inherent in being a teen in today's world. 
Not Your Mother's Book
This is not your mother's "coming of age" book. It's written for real teens in today's world, with a fresh look at the pressures and pitfalls that exist in both the real and technological world. Relationships with parents, siblings, friends and those of the romantic persuasion are all covered, as are touchy subjects of the digital age. No, it's not your mother's book, but if you are the mother of a teen, I highly recommend you read this book, too!
Skills for a Lifetime
Ms. Roberts helps teen girls systematically understand the underlying issues inherent in challenging situations, and gives them a guide as to how they can effectively respond. The skills taught in this book will last far beyond the teenage years. They'll be skills that will be used for life.
Helping Girls be Authentic
I work with teen girls on a daily basis and there is not one of them who won't benefit from this book.  As the mom of a teen, this book contains what I'd want my own daughter to know to step out into this world as the best and most authentic version of herself.
The Voice of Authority Made Accessible to Teens
Emily Roberts speaks with authority, yet in a voice that's accessible and digestible to teens.  Teens can think of her as an older sister, one who happens to be a therapist and takes all of the developmental tasks of today's teens into consideration.
Building Strong Young Women from the Inside Out
If you have a teen girl in your life, get her this book. Better yet, read it with her. I've already recommended this book to several moms I personally know.  Now, I'm recommending it to you! As a therapist, I can see providing chapters in this book as a homework assignment to my clients to discuss the following week. This book will build strong young women from the inside out.


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