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A Helpful Guide for Overcoming Anxiety

No one needs to tell a teen girl how stressful life can be. You’re fully in the loop and doing the best you can to get through each day. Girls, more than boys, feel a lot of pressure from all directions, and it takes a toll. Exhaustion, frustration, and anxiety are a few of the struggles teen girls bring up most often.

Can you relate to any of the following?

  • You value relationships and feel stressed when conflict or drama hits your friend group.
  • You value family, yet feel torn between making parents happy and pushing them away. (You don’t want to feel so annoyed, you just do.)
  • You value academics, but feel stressed by the work and high expectations.
  • You want to be happy, yet often feel overwhelmed by negative thoughts and feelings.
  • You want to feel confident and accepted, yet often feel stressed about how pretty/hot/fit you are or by how much you fall short. (It’s not that you’re self‐obsessed. You just want to feel okay about yourself so that you have the confidence to be who you want to be.)
  • “The powerful message that ‘self-care isn’t selfish’ sets the compassionate tone of this guide for teen girls addressing their anxieties. Hemmen provides friendly yet direct and clear guidance on how to move through the process of managing emotions and thoughts to arrive at a more desirable place. Engaging stories from older teens and young adults offer hope that anxieties can be overcome.”

  • The Teen Girl’s Anxiety Survival Guide first conveys the powerful message that anxious brains are rewired through practicing daily skills. Using a lighthearted and down-to-earth approach, Hemmen then explains in simple yet profound ways how to reduce anxiety and improve overall wellness. Teen girls will naturally absorb the messages in this book through engaging with the numerous activities designed to promote self-reflection and positive self-talk—how cool is that?”

  • “Lucie Hemmen’s latest book is an essential guide to help teen girls face their fears, comfort their fears, and challenge distorted thoughts that lead to false alarms. With a compassionate and caring tone, teens can access wisdom that will impact the rest of their lives. Parents will love the idea of having a resource to replace nagging with knowledge they can offer their daughters.”

  • “Another great book for teen girls by Lucie Hemmen! In The Teen Girl’s Anxiety Survival Guide, Lucie translates effective information into language teenage girls can hear and make sense of. She engages her readers while simultaneously providing tips that work and appeal along with the science and research behind them—a valuable combination!”

  • The Teen Girl’s Anxiety Survival Guide is a youth’s go-to resource for overcoming anxiety and feeling more secure and confident. Lucie Hemmen does an excellent job explaining how to break down and confront anxious fears through powerful, evidence-based behavioral and self-care strategies. The Teen Girl’s Anxiety Survival Guide is a must-have book for any girl who wants to survive, thrive, and conquer their anxiety.”

  • “Lucie Hemmen’s The Teen Girl’s Anxiety Survival Guide offers user-friendly, easily digestible, practical tools and techniques to assist teenage girls (and their loved ones) to move past anxiety and live their best life. This book is written in clear language that impressively balances conveying critical information while still communicating in engaging, teen-friendly language. This book will help teen girls to feel educated, empowered, and ready to face their challenges head-on. I am excited to have this great book as a resource to recommend to my clients and other therapists at my practice.”

  • “Lucie Hemmen has created an essential guide for teen girls with anxiety. The book is packed with clear scientific explanations, practical and accessible strategies, and real-talk examples of how to manage anxiety when it arises. I will frequently recommend this book to the teen girls in my practice!”

The Teen Girl’s Survival Guide

10 tips for making friends, avoiding drama & coping with social stress

As a teen girl, you are likely feeling pressure and stress from every direction. Having good, healthy relationships with friends you can count on makes all the difference. In this guide, psychologist and teen expert Lucie Hemmen offers ten tips to guide you toward creating and maintaining the social life you want. Even better, the real experts that make this guide special are older teen girls who have recently been where you are now – and have plenty to say about it.

As you move through this fun and engaging guide, you will get a sense of who you are as a friend, appreciate authentic qualities you can share with others, and get moving toward expanding the quality and quantity of your social connections. Before you know it, small steps will lead to big changes and you will find yourself more confident, connected, and happy.

Grounded in evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the ten tips guide you in developing yourself in both simple and significant ways. You will engage in thought provoking exercises and take fun quizzes spaced between tips to get you thinking more deeply about yourself and others. If you’re ready to get going on your social life, this book will show you the way.

Available now from New Harbinger Publications.
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Parenting a Teen Girl

A Crash Course on Conflict, Communication and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter

It’s not easy to be a teen girl, and it’s definitely not easy parenting one. Parents everywhere struggle to respond appropriately to challenging behavior, hit-or-miss communication, and fluctuating moods commonly exhibited by teenage girls. More than previous generations, today’s teen girls face a daunting range of stressors that put them at risk for a range of serious issues, including self-harming behaviors, substance abuse, eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. Is it any wonder that parents are overwhelmed?

Parenting a Teen Girl is a guide for busy parents who want bottom-line information and tips that make sense—and work. It also offers scripts to improve communication, and exercises to navigate stressful interactions with skill and compassion. Whether your teen girl is struggling with academic pressure, social difficulties, physical self-care, or technology overload, this book offers practical advice to help you connect with your teen girl. Parents and teens alike can enjoy a positive connection once common parent-teen pitfalls are replaced with solid understanding and strategies that work.

In this book, you will learn how to:
•Maximize your teen’s healthy development
•Understand what underlies her moods and behavior
•Implement strategies for positive results
•Communicate effectively about difficult issues
•Enjoy and appreciate time with your teen daughter