Author(s): JULIA TAYLOR
Like most teens, you want to feel good about the way you look. But what happens when the way you look just doesn't fell good enough? Whether it's online, on TV, or in magazines, images of thin, beautiful-and often photo-shopped-young women are everywhere. As a result, you may feel an intense pressure to be 'perfect.' But did you know that only 5 percent of the population has the body type of most actresses and models? So how can you start feeling good about who you are, not who you could be? In order to gain real confidence and Body acceptance, you need to change the way you think about yourself. In The Body Image Workbook for Teens, you'll find practical exercises and tips that address the most common factors that can lead to negative body image, including; comparison, negative self-talk, unrealistic media images, societal and family pressure, perfectionism, toxic friendships, and a drear of disappointing others. You'll also learn powerful coping strategies to deal with the daily pressure of being a teenage girl. Being a teen girl in today's world is hard, an no one knows that more than you. But if you are ready to stop comparing yourself to others, silence your inner critic, and build real, lasting self-confidence-an attractive trait in itself-this book is your go to guide.
"With the growing need for more tangible, practical discussion around body image and self-esteem, this workbook serves as a much-needed resource for teens, educators, and parents everywhere. With its easy-to-follow nature, rewarding exercises, and real-life examples to work off of, readers will gain insight on how to discover their true feelings and begin the journey toward self-love and acceptance." --Jess Weiner, self-esteem expert and social messaging strategist
Julia V. Taylor, MA, is author of Salvaging Sisterhood and Perfectly You, and is coauthor of G.I.R.L.S. (Girls in Real Life Situations) and The Bullying Workbook for Teens. Taylor has worked as a middle and high school counselor and has a passion for empowering girls to stand up to unrealistic media expectations, take healthy risks, and cultivate meaningful relationships. Visit her online at www.juliavtaylor.com.