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Teen Angst Again

teen esteem coverTeen Esteem
A Self-Direction Manual for Young Adults
Palmer and Froehner
1989

1989 is obviously too old for a modern collection, but I actually LIKED this book. It was generally good advice and gave good definitions of behavior. The message is clear: know what you want and don’t be a doormat.  My favorite part was a discussion on “how do I know I am being manipulated?”  Solid stuff for an average teen and easy to read.  Even though it invoked the “just say no” phrase of the 80s, it at least gave some solid examples of how to say no, and this book actually recognized that saying no was not necessarily going fix anything.

Still, the cover is all 80s looking and not likely to catch the eye of a modern teen.

Mary

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