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Too Stressed to Think?: A Teen Guide to Staying Sane When Life Makes You Crazy


Author: Fox M.Ed., Annie

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 176

Release Date: 15-09-2005

Part Number: FBA-|304514

Details: Product Description When stress has the “survival brain” on overdrive, what happens to the “thinking brain”? How can teens learn to use the mind-body connection to stay cool and make smart choices when the pressure’s on? This book is packed with practical information and stress-lessening tools teens can use every day. Dozens of realistic scenarios describe stressful situations teen readers can relate to. Each scenario is followed by a clear, understandable process for reducing or stopping the stress and making decisions that won’t leave a teen lamenting, “What was I thinking?” Throughout, quotes from real teens remind readers that they’re not alone—that stress affects everyone, but it doesn’t have to ruin your life. Includes resources. From School Library Journal Grade 7 Up–This well-organized, upbeat book discusses what stress is and how it affects the body and brain, talks about tools to reduce and control it, and gives suggestions for recognizing the myriad situations that can trigger stress at home and at school and seeking help when necessary. Best of all, each one of these scenarios includes information on how the situation might be addressed. Nice also are the tips that encourage readers to use breathing exercises to calm and center themselves. Sprinkled throughout the book are quotes from teens on what works for them and what causes them anxiety. Related helplines are appended. This volume is one of a number of other similar-themed books, but it is probably safe to say that a school library, in particular, cannot have too many such titles. It may well be the one that strikes the right cord with a distressed teen. –Carol Jones Collins, Columbia High School, Maplewood, NJ Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Review "Well-organized, upbeat...strikes the right chord with a distressed teen." - School Library Journal “Definitely worth will help you reduce how often you get stressed and help you deal with things that annoy you.” — Scholastic Choices Magazine  “Too Stressed to Think? aims to help teenagers confront a common and powerful menace: Stress. The authors, both educators, have developed a curriculum to help teens understand how stress affects them physically and mentally and how to create more balance and control in their lives. In addition to gaining useful tools and techniques to combat stress, teens can read insights and suggestions by other teens and stories about real-life challenges.”—Youth Today Magazine The Good Parenting Seal—Parental Wisdom Learning and Laughter Favorite Educational Product Award Winner “The perfect gift to give a teen. As a psychologist and a mother, I give this book two thumbs ‘way up.’ Bravo to Annie Fox and Ruth Kirschner for giving teens a sound resource to help them through the ‘roller-coaster years’”—Louise Masin Sattler, NCSP, owner of Signing Families From the Publisher Recipient of the 2006 Good Parenting Seal from Parental Wisdom, a patented parenting website that recognizes parents as the real experts in knowing their children best. About the Author Annie Fox, M.Ed., is an educator, author, and online advisor for teens. The author of Free Spirit's Middle School Confidential™ series, she also presents workshops to teens, parents, educators, and youth organizations throughout the country. Annie’s Web site ( serves as a popular forum for teen and family issues. She lives in San Francisco, California.

EAN: 9781575421735

Package Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches

Languages: English