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The Mindful Teen by Dzung X. VoIn this powerful book, a pediatrician specializing in teen and adolescent medicine offers a breakthrough mindfulness program to help you deal with stress in healthy ways, improve communication, and reduce conflicts with family and friends. Being a teen is stressful! Whether it's school, friends, or dating, the teen years are full of difficult changes--both mentally and physically. If you're like many teens, you may have difficulty dealing with stress in effective ways. You aren't alone, and there are things you can do to stay calm, no matter how stressful life becomes. All you need to do is stop, breathe, and be mindful and aware in the present moment. The Mindful Teen offers a unique program based in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) to help you deal with stress. The simple, practical, and easy-to-remember tips in this book can be used every day to help you handle any difficult situation more effectively--whether it's taking a test at school, having a disagreement with your parents, or a problem you are having with friends. If you're ready to uncover your own inner strength and resilience through mindful awareness and take charge of your life, this book will show you how.
Call Number: 305 VO
Publication Date: 2015-04-01
Everything Is OK by Debbie TungFrom the bestselling author of Quiet Girl in a Noisy World comes a gently humorous and poignant collection of comics about anxiety and depression - because sometimes even the simple things like getting out of bed every day feel like an uphill battle. Everything Is OK is the story of Debbie Tung's struggle with anxiety and her experience with depression. She shares what it's like navigating life, overthinking every possible worst-case scenario, and constantly feeling like all hope is lost. The book explores her journey to understanding the importance of mental health in her day-to-day life and how she learns to embrace the highs and lows when things feel out of control. Debbie opens up about deeply personal issues and the winding road to recovery, discovers the value of self-love, and rebuilds a more mindful relationship with her mental health. In this graphic memoir, Debbie aims to provide positive and comforting messages to anyone who is facing similar difficulties or is just trying to get through a tough time in life. She hopes to encourage readers to be kinder to themselves, to know that they are not alone, and that it's okay to be vulnerable because they are not defined by their mental health struggles. The dark clouds won't be there forever. Everything will turn out all right.
Call Number: GN F TUN
Publication Date: 2022-09-27
Adulthood Is a Myth by Sarah Andersen2016 GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNER FOR GRAPHIC NOVELS AND COMICS! These casually drawn, perfectly on-point comics by the hugely popular young Brooklyn-based artist Sarah Andersen are for the rest of us. They document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy, and dreaming all day of getting home and back into pajamas. In other words, the horrors and awkwardnesses of young modern life. Oh and they are totally not autobiographical. At all. Adulthood Is a Myth presents many fan favorites plus dozens of all-new comics exclusive to this book. Like the work of fellow Millennial authors Allie Brosh, Grace Helbig, and Gemma Correll, Sarah's frankness on personal issues like body image, self-consciousness, introversion, relationships, and the frequency of bra-washing makes her comics highly relatable and deeply hilarious.
Call Number: GN F AND (SA01)
Publication Date: 2016-03-08
Into the Magic Shop by James R. DotyThe award-winning New York Times bestseller about the extraordinary things that can happen when we harness the power of both the brain and the heart Growing up in the high desert of California, Jim Doty was poor, with an alcoholic father and a mother chronically depressed and paralyzed by a stroke. Today he is the director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University, of which the Dalai Lama is a founding benefactor. But back then his life was at a dead end until at twelve he wandered into a magic shop looking for a plastic thumb. Instead he met Ruth, a woman who taught him a series of exercises to ease his own suffering and manifest his greatest desires. Her final mandate was that he keep his heart open and teach these techniques to others. She gave him his first glimpse of the unique relationship between the brain and the heart. Doty would go on to put Ruth's practices to work with extraordinary results--power and wealth that he could only imagine as a twelve-year-old, riding his orange Sting-Ray bike. But he neglects Ruth's most important lesson, to keep his heart open, with disastrous results--until he has the opportunity to make a spectacular charitable contribution that will virtually ruin him. Part memoir, part science, part inspiration, and part practical instruction, Into the Magic Shop shows us how we can fundamentally change our lives by first changing our brains and our hearts.
Publication Date: 2017-02-14
Fighting Invisible Tigers by Earl HippAward-winning title offers teens straightforward advice on stress management, anxiety reduction, and digital well-being. Untempered stress among teens is approaching epidemic status. Prolonged and intense anxiety can feel like being stalked by a tiger, never knowing when it will strike. Helping adolescents cope with day-to-day stressors--like school, friendships, family, and social media--can help curb impulsivity and other risky behaviors. Now in its fourth edition, the revised and updated Fighting Invisible Tigers teaches teens proven techniques and stress management skills to face the rigors of growing up. Packed with useful information on how stress affects physical and emotional health, readers will learn: smart approaches to handle decision-making easy steps toward greater assertiveness relaxation and mindfulness exercises to focus their minds time management skills to avoid feeling pressured how to avoid online drama positive self-talk techniques and more! Getting rid of stress is impossible, but learning how to control the response to it can help teens develop healthier relationships, make better decisions, and outsmart those tigers.
Publication Date: 2019-08-26
Stuff That Sucks by Ben SedleySometimes everything sucks. This unique, illustrated guide will help you move past negative thoughts and feelings and discover what truly matters to you. If you struggle with negative thoughts and emotions, you should know that your pain is real. No one should try to diminish it. Sometimes stuff really does suck and we have to acknowledge it. Worry, sadness, loneliness, anger, and shame are big and important, but they can also get in the way of what really matters. What if, instead of fighting your pain, you realized what really matters to you--and put those things first in life? If you did that, maybe your pain wouldn't feel so big anymore. Isn't it worth a try? Stuff That Sucks offers a compassionate and validating guide to accepting emotions, rather than struggling against them. With this book as your guide, you'll learn to prioritize your thoughts, feelings, and values. You'll figure out what you care about the most, and then start caring some more! The skills you'll learn are based on acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Yes, there are a few written exercises, but this isn't a workbook. It's a journey into the stuff that sucks, what makes that sucky stuff suck even more, and how just a few moments each day with the stuff that matters will ultimately transform the stuff that sucks into stuff that is just stuff. Make sense? Maybe you want to be more creative? Or maybe you simply want to do better in school or be a better friend? This book will show you how to focus on what you really care about, so that all that other sucky stuff doesn't seem so, well, sucky anymore.
Publication Date: 2017-03-01
The Teenage Guide to STRESS by Nicola MorganExplains what stress is and looks at the ways teenage stress is different This book deals with a number of issues that affect teenagers - from anger depression and sexual relationships to cyber-bullying exams and eating disorders - and offers guidance and advice. It also shows how to deal with and prevent the symptoms of stress.
Publication Date: 2014
Tell Me by Katharina von der Gathen; Anke Kuhl (Illustrator)An honest and funny book for children aged 8 and up who really want to know about bodies, sex and emotions - and aren't afraid to ask. How much sex education do children need? As much as they ask for, says leading sex educationist Katharina von der Gathen in this book about navigating puberty. And exactly what do children want to know? Ask them! What is so important about the body? Why do bodies grow hair? Why do people kiss? Is it embarrassing to have sex? Why do breasts hang down? What does it feel like to be in love? Can a grandmother have children? What is a hormone? Can a child fart when it's inside a mother's body? What is sexy? Expert Katharina von der Gathen collects 99 questions asked anonymously by children in the classroom about the human body, love and sexuality - the questions are real and the answers are both inclusive, respectful and direct. Funny images help give children the information they really want to know in a form they can relate to without feeling embarrassed, making this a perfect sex education book for children and teenagers, parents and teachers. "Children should be familiar with their bodies from an early age. They need words for the various parts of a body, they should learn to name their feelings, to stand up for themselves, to feel strong in their bodies and to keep boundaries without feeling bad." --Katharina von der Gathen Designed to be read with spine on top, this age-appropriate book is a handy resource for every family and school classroom discussing puberty, consent and sexuality from ages 8 and up. "Funny and frank, this will be an important resource for many kids." --Kirkus Reviews Katharina von der Gathen works in the area of sex education with children and adolescents from a wide range of backgrounds. She lives in Germany. Anke Kuhl is one of Germany's leading children's book illustrators, whose awards include the German Youth Literature Award in 2011. Praise for Tell Me: "(Tell Me) employs appropriate vocabulary that's respectful of the capabilities of their audience and calmly inclusive of variations in human and cultural experience....Funny and frank, this will be an important resource for many kids." --Kirkus Reviews "This is a great book of questions and answers that will spur discussion and help start or continue essential conversations about growing up." --San Francisco Book Review "One of the best books on the topics of bodies, sex, and emotions that I've encountered."--School Library Journal
Publication Date: 2020-03-03
The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)With a simple, witty story and free-spirited illustrations, Peter H. Reynolds entices even the stubbornly uncreative among us to make a mark -- and follow where it takes us. Her teacher smiled. "Just make a mark and see where it takes you." Art class is over, but Vashti is sitting glued to her chair in front of a blank piece of paper. The words of her teacher are a gentle invitation to express herself. But Vashti can't draw - she's no artist. To prove her point, Vashti jabs at a blank sheet of paper to make an unremarkable and angry mark. "There!" she says. That one little dot marks the beginning of Vashti's journey of surprise and self-discovery. That special moment is the core of Peter H. Reynolds's delicate fable about the creative spirit in all of us.
Publication Date: 2003-09-15
Good Night to Your Fantastic Elastic Brain by JoAnn Deak; Terrence Deak; Neely Daggett (Illustrator)Written by two brain experts, this STEM picture book is packed with fascinating science and fun facts about the importance of sleep that will have kids excited to get a good night's rest! Go to sleep and grow your brain! During the day, your brain helps you do things like eat, walk, play with friends, and learn new things--and using your brain helps it stretch and get stronger. But did you know that you have the power to grow and train your brain just by going to sleep? In fact, while you're resting, your brain is doing some of its most important work! Learn about the important jobs your brain does at night like: Locking in what you learned during the day Resetting itself so that it's ready when you wake up Even taking a bath to make sure it's clean and healthy! Perfect for parents and educators, Good Night to Your Fantastic Elastic Brain is an excellent tool to teach kids about brain development, growth mindset, and the power of making healthy choices like getting enough sleep!
Publication Date: 2022-04-05
假装自己很外向 / Pretend to Be Outgoing by 杨思远 / Yang Siyuan你有外向孤独症吗？
Publication Date: 2022-11
半小时漫画青春期：心理篇 / A half-hour comic about the psychology of puberty by 陈磊 / Chen Lei通过手绘漫画的形式，为青少年读者讲解学校讲不清，父母不好意思开口，只能自己偷偷学的心理常识。
Publication Date: 2022-08-01
走进魔法店 / Into the Magic Shop by 詹姆斯·R.道迪 / Doty, James R这是一本帮助十几岁的孩子训练思维、塑造健康价值观的家教类图书。 作者是斯坦福大学的一位著名的神经外科医生，他把这本书当作自己的回忆录，书中的主人公就是小时候的他。他认为，在充满挑战的成长环境中，通过给孩子们提供有效的思维训练工具，也可以改变他们的人生。 我们谁都无法选择自己的原生家庭，更没有父母能保证孩子一生不遭遇逆境。在人生中大脑可塑性的时期，教会孩子训练自己的思维，塑造对世界和他人的态度和看法，从而帮助他们拥有抗逆力和让自己幸福的能力，这正是我们能给孩子有价值的礼物之一。 本书有实用价值，神奇的魔法店给我们上了一些关于如何更好地生活的人生课，并激励我们相信我们每个人都有能力改变自己的命运。
Publication Date: 2022
打败隐性老虎：青少年心理减压自助手册（第3版）/ Fighting Invisible Tigers by 厄尔·希普 / Hipp, Earl本书是美国少年心理健康教育的经典读物，旨在向青少年介绍一些正确的排解压力的方法和知识，帮助他们学会控制压力，并找到合适的应对方法。本书内容轻松易懂，方法简单可行，特别适合青少年自己阅读，一经出版，即受到了广大青少年读者和父母们的欢迎，现在已经更新到第三版。