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The Essential Social Skills Handbook for Teens: Fundamental strategies for teens and young adults to improve self-confidence, eliminate social anxiety and fulfill their potential in the 2020s

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This story focuses on real issues facing our teens and young adults in today's society. Both parents and teens should read it!

The Essential Social Skills Handbook for Teens: Fundamental strategies for teens and young adults to improve self-confidence, eliminate social anxiety and fulfill their potential in the 2020s focuses on real issues facing our teens and young adults in today's society.


Every generation has its own set of stress inducers. Teens and adults have the same stressors as their parents did when they were younger; however, today's teens have to handle social networks and all their pitfalls. 


Richard Meadows was correct when he stated, and I'm paraphrasing, That we are all imperfect in the real world. The social platforms constantly thrust images of "perfect bodies" or "perfect lives" into our youth's faces. They give the impression this is how the real world lives, which couldn't be farther from the truth. Teens view the pictures, watch the reels, watch every video under the sun, see these "perfect lives," and then (sometimes) see their life as less-than. Negative thoughts bloom, causing low self-esteem and self-worth. We mustn't feed into this "perfect image." I'd suggest taking Richard's advice - replace a negative thought with a positive one! 


Richard stated more truths in this book. Prime example, communication is more than just speaking words. Tone, body language, and facial expressions contribute a lot to a conversation. When my daughter speaks with a tone, I call her on it every time. When my teen states she did nothing wrong, I say firmly, "It's not the words you used but how you said them." "Stop and Think" or think before you speak. 


Other important truths - "Asking for help is NOT a sign of weakness." It's a "powerful show of strength." Also, help doesn't always mean medication. Yes, some people will need a pill. But, many people only need to be heard. Being seen and being heard are essential in having good mental health. 


No one spoke about teen depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues when I was younger. I'm thrilled today's world is more vocal. There is no shame in asking for help. Please utilize the websites and helplines in the book if you need them. Remember, you're not alone! 


Even though The Essential Social Skills Handbook for Teens: Fundamental strategies for teens and young adults to improve self-confidence, eliminate social anxiety and fulfill their potential in the 2020s is directed towards teens, parents should read it. 

 

Teens and adults, be sure and check out the templates and the journal prompts shared in the final pages. Great resource tools! 


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Richard Meadows is a mentor to teenagers and young adults. His work deals with social anxiety, confidence building, stress management, and academic and mindset guidance, all geared specifically towards the unique needs of teenagers and young adults. view profile

Published on December 23, 2021

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Genre: Social & Family Issues

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