“Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens” offers young readers a teen-focused, breakthrough program for eliminating self-doubt and increasing confidence and self-esteem. Studies show that self-confidence plummets during the teenage years, when complex social relationships begin to take center stage and teens begin to assert their independence from parents and families. As a result, teens become more vulnerable to peer pressure, self-doubt, depression, and anxiety. “Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens” is a cognitive therapy guide teens can use to recognize and reframe self-doubt and “give up” thoughts in order to replace them with more confident, positive thoughts about themselves. The authors adapt the strategies from their book “Think Confident, Be Confident” to situations teens face: social life, performing at school and work, family life, and difficult life events.
“Being a teen can be tough. From stresses at home or at school to problems with friends, sometimes it can feel like it’s just too much. Self-doubt can creep in, leading to feelings of anxiety, worry, frustration, and sadness. There’s good news, though. Based on the latest science and strategies that really work, Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens offers simple, useful tips that will put you on a confident path and help you see yourself in a positive, realistic light. This quick-read book can help you handle whatever comes your way.”
—Mark A. Reinecke, PhD, ABPP, ACT, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine
“Adolescence can be a time when self-reflection and newly developed thinking styles can be a challenge. Following the lead of cognitive theory, Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens guides the adolescent reader though experiences and activities that will shape a healthy and more confident thinking style. A valuable resource for teens, with potential to prevent unwanted emotional turmoil.”
—Philip C. Kendall, PhD, ABPP, distinguished university professor and Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology at Temple University
“In Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens, Fox and Sokol address a common developmental problem, low self-esteem, in a very vulnerable group, teenagers. Using a number of case vignettes, the authors draw readers into the process to help them build a sense of personal efficacy and believe that they can do what they need to do. After following the exercises in this workbook, it would be difficult for teen readers to continue to feel badly about themselves. This is an essential book for parents, teachers, and, of course, teens.”
—Art Freeman, faculty in the department of behavioral medicine at Midwestern University
“Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens is a practical, clear, and powerful guide young people can use to boost their confidence and face the inevitable obstacles of life. Filled with forms, examples, and empowering guidelines, this book will give teens the tools to take on the challenges of life.”
—Robert L. Leahy, PhD, director of the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy and author of Beat the Blues Before They Beat You, The Worry Cure, and Anxiety Free
Leslie Sokol, Ph.D., is senior faculty and one of the principal instructors with the internationally acclaimed Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She has taught cognitive therapy to professional and para-professional groups, nationally and internationally, on many topics. Dr. Sokol,...Read More
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