As teenagers, it is important to understand that, yes, growing up is tough, not being understood is vexing and not being heard or listened to can ignite emotions of hatred and anger. I know what it was like to say hurtful things and do things my way. I know how it can be quite lonesome to be the only one who can understand your actions. I've done my share of horrible deeds, fallen into trouble and pretty much been there, done that.
Anxiety and the stress of being a teenager can take over a lot of kids today. Try and concentrate on the good in your life without drawing attention only to what is bad. Reading self-help books will give you a perspective on different areas in your life that you need to deal with practically, in the right frame of mind. It gives you a beacon of light to take your teen years one step at a time, and find the good in life while discarding the bad. Find out here on which books can help you manage your troubles most, and also indulge your mind in the act of reading which at this age is truly important.
Top Self-help Books for Teens
These books should give you an idea on what's making it big on the self-help books chart. Their messages are crisp and to the point, with great insights from those who've written them.
✎ The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
Don Miguel Ruiz (a shaman and healer) has been able to capture simple, yet deep wisdom from the Toltecs, his ancestors. He believes in four strong truths - one shouldn't assume anything in a given situation, not take anything personally from those who pass judgment, being honest and keeping your word, and lastly, doing your best in all that you pursue. When you overcome the negative offerings of life, then truly can you live a life that is more free than trapped.
✎ How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
This old-time classic has still been making waves among those who want to know how to communicate with people, and make friends. The simple centered concept of this book is to get people to talk more about themselves, remain interested in what they have to say and get them to feel the same about you. Another area touched upon is how we have our own insecurities, where if we know how to overcome these, can we truly open ourselves up to those around us.
✎ The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
This book kept me captivated from start to finish, cover to cover, one page to the next. It tells you of how if you truly believe in something you desire, that it is attainable through being positive, and grateful for what you already have. It takes you through interesting theories of how the mind is a powerful tool, and how the universe conspires to what you want seeing that we are somehow in some way connected. An interesting read to make you look at life in a less cynical manner, while also making the most of a power you don't know you possess.
✎ Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul
This book is a compilation of true stories as told by teenagers or those who've come into contact with them. They narrate beautiful incidents on love, pain, understanding, friendship and more, where relating to these mini stories is what will keep readers intrigued. They also feature poems, and cartoon sketches that are fun to stumble upon every few pages.
Great Self-help Books for Teen Girls
These books can help teenage girls get through a lot of problematic times in their lives, where they can serve as a way of helping them cope with adolescence.
|Seventeen: Trauma-rama||by Megan Stine|
|Laid or Loved?||by Jennifer Austin Leigh|
|Be True to Yourself: A Daily Guide for Teenage Girls||by Shannon Berning and Amanda Ford|
|He's Not All That!||by Dr. Gilda Carle|
|Born Beautiful: The African American Teenager's Complete Beauty Guide||by Alfred Fornay|
|Stay Strong: Simple Life Lessons for Teens||by Terrie Williams|
|Break Up Girl to the Rescue||by Lynn Harris|
|Queen Bees and Wannabes||by Rosalind Wiseman|
|GirlWise: How to Be Confident, Capable, Cool, and in Control||by Julie DeVillers|
|A Smart Girl's Guide to Friendship Troubles||by Patti Kelley Criswell and Angela Martini|
|Stand Up for Yourself and Your Friends||by Angela Martini|
|Have You Filled a Bucket Today: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids||by David Messing and Carol McCloud|
|Rich Dad, Poor Dad||by Robert T. Kiyosaki|
|Don't Sweat the Small Stuff For Teens||by Richard Carlson|
|Help Yourself for Teens: Real-Life Advice for Real-Life Challenges||by Dave Pelzer|
|The Teen's Guide to World Domination: Advice on Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Awesomeness||by Josh Shipp|
|What Do You Really Want?: How to Set a Goal and Go for It!||by Beverly K. Bachel|
|You Are Not Alone: Seeing Your Struggles Through the Eyes of God||by Shirley Perich|
These self-help books will prove to be quite aiding when it comes to dealing with different aspects of a teenager's life. Be sure to look these up in your local library or on online where it can be delivered to your doorstep.