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Fighting Invisible Tigers: Stress Management for Teens

[1 Mar 2010 | 4 Comments | 21 views | Author: Dee Braun, DrR, CA, CCT]
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Fighting Invisible Tigers: Stress Management for TeensStress is something we all experience. But research suggests that adolescents are affected by it in unique ways that can increase impulsivity and risky behaviors. While eliminating stress from life isn’t realistic, young people can learn to control how they respond to it.

This book offers proven techniques that teens can use to deal with stressful situations in school, at home, and among friends. They’ll find current information on how stress affects health and … More >>

Fighting Invisible Tigers: Stress Management for Teens

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  • Anonymous said:

    Anxious and troubled and confused teens (most of the teen populations) will carry this portable guide to survival for several days and come away reassured that they are not alone, and come away with useful skills to make life better and easier. Even the teen readers like it!!
    Rating: 5 / 5

    • Lee Say Keng said:

      I find this book, despite its small size & simple layout, to be an excellent guide/resource for teens.

      The analogy is interesting. When life is very stressful, it can feel as if you’re in a jungle with lots of dangerous tigers –ferocious, hungry, invisible tigers, quietly stalking you.

      It covers everything from being assertive to building relationships, taking risks, making decisions, staying healthy, dealing with fears, using positive self-talk, & even growing a funny bone. There is also a “Self-Care for Tiger Bites” section which offers ready “first aid” for teens who need quick relief.

      Parents &/or educators who are also interested in this book, are advised to get hold of the Leader’s Guide. It is designed to support & enhance the messages of the Student Book with a step-by-step curriculum in a dozen of easy-to-use sessions. It comes with two dozens of reproducible handout masters.

      Kudos to the authors for these two excellent guides/resources!

      I would strongly recommend readers to check out the publisher’s website. They have an extensive repertoire of excellent guides/resources for kids, teens, parents as well as educators.
      Rating: 5 / 5

      • Joseph S. Maresca said:

        This book is excellent because the author deals

        definitively with the classic “stressors” in the lives

        of most students. The presentation provides practical

        coping strategies to identify stress and deal with it

        in a timely and constructive manner. There is coverage

        of the breathing techniques for greater oxygenation,

        as well as strategies to handle limited time and

        seemingly hostile peers and relevant others.

        The book advises students to do the following:

        o be assertive so that we have the time to attend to priorities

        o build personal relationships

        o take calculated risks in our decision-making

        o make decisions over analysis paralysis

        o stay healthy because we cannot do difficult sustained work

        unless we are healthy

        o deal with fear constructively and within the bounds of

        people and things we can control

        Overall, the volume would be a tremendous resource in order

        to assist students with personal planning at school and elsewhere.
        Rating: 5 / 5

        • Sarah Baker said:

          I bought this book (the revised/updated version) to review and possibly use for a teen girls support group I am leading. I was very pleased with what I got! It is very straightforward and really tries to reach young people where they’re at, using pretty relevant examples. I bookmarked so many of the pages and it’s been very helpful to refer to as I lead discussion in the group. It also has really practical suggestions for coping skills. I would recommend this to parents, school leaders and mental health professionals to talk through with a teen. I would have liked to see a little more about the whole world of social networking and how that impacts teens today. But there’s room for that in discussion.

          Thanks so much!

          -Sarah Baker MAMFT

          Atlanta, Ga

          [...]
          Rating: 4 / 5

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