The Socially Confident Teen: An Attachment Theory Workbook to Help You Feel Good about Yourself and Connect with Others (Paperback)
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Engaging and simple attachment-based tools for improving social success, boosting self-confidence, feeling more secure, and connecting genuinely with others.
Being a teen can feel like a full-time job. If it's not the pressure to get good grades or get along with your parents, there's always the anxiety of asking someone out on a date, or the agony of waiting for that first 'Like' on your latest post. It's also a time for big change; in addition to fluctuating hormones and changes in your body, you're probably noticing a transformation in the way you view the world and exactly where you fit in. What you need are evidence-based tools for navigating your rapidly changing life, and building strong social bonds to support you on your journey.
Written by an expert in attachment theory, The Socially Confident Teen is your essential how-to guide for developing a complete set of social skills. You'll learn how to identify and cultivate healthy connections, and how to repair them when they're damaged. You'll find strategies for applying your newfound skills in any setting--from peers to parents. And finally, you'll discover how to grow and maintain your social network, and ensure healthy support for yourself as you grow into an independent adult.
If you're ready to start being socially confident and successful, the must-have skills in this guide can help you survive and thrive as a teen.
This workbook can help you:
- Choose positive peer relationships
- Maintain a good relationship with your parents
- Build healthy relationships now and into adulthood
- Learn effective communication skills
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About the Author
Christina Reese, PhD, is a licensed clinical therapist who specializes in attachment theory. She has extensive experience with attachment trauma and adoption, working on connecting families and building stronger relationships. Reese provides educational seminars across the country on attachment and trauma in children and families, and is author of Attachment, Puzzle Pieces, The Attachment Connection, and Trauma and Attachment. Foreword writer David A. Crenshaw, PhD, ABPP, is clinical director of the Children's Home of Poughkeepsie, NY, and adjunct faculty at Western Connecticut State University. He has authored several books on child and adolescent therapy, child abuse and trauma, and resilience in children.