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Publication Date: 6 Aug 2015
Subject: Social sciences
Suitable for: Secondary
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Answers questions about traversing issues pertinent during the teenage years, including self-esteem, personal image, drug taking, and sex.
Sometimes being a teenager can seem like a relentless merry-go-round of people telling you how to dress and behave, who to be friends with, what grades you must get in order to avoid a destiny of failure and, most importantly, why you're spectacularly effing it all up. The Self-Esteem Team know this - because they were teenagers once.
In fact, they were teenagers enduring bullying, chronic skin issues, 'puppy fat' that refused to budge and 'I'm different from everyone else'-related angst. Later, they battled self-harm, depression and an eating disorder. That's why The Self-Esteem Team started travelling the UK: to give teenagers the tools they need to navigate life on their own terms.
Natasha Devon, Grace Barrett and Nadia Mendoza - now a successful journalist, singer/songwriter and showbiz editor respectively - have worked with more than 45,000 young people helping them tackle mental health, self-esteem and body-image issues. This book contains everything you really want to know, but are too embarrassed to ask your teachers, from 'How do I know if I'm healthy?' to 'What's it like to take drugs?'
They won't tell you that if you have sex you'll definitely get an STI and die, but they will help you decide if you're ready. They won't tell you never to watch porn, but they will help you decipher what you see. They won't ask you not to embrace fashion, fitness or beauty, but they will give you the info you need to rock your own brand of gorgeous.
NOTE : Includes frank discussion of themes and some bad language
xi Foreword by Zoella
xv About this book
xvii Introducing the self-esteem team
p1 If I have high self-esteem, will I become arrogant?
p7 I don't feel 'right'
p15 How do I know if I'm healthy?
a) What's a 'normal' weight/size for someone my age?
b) How much should I be eating/exercising?
p27 I hate my.....
p33 I feel like I'm different from everyone else-help!
p39 What are the chances something bad will happen (including thoughts on self-harm)
p47 Things no one tells you about drugs
a) What's it really like?
b) What are people like when they're high?
c) Why do people do it?
p63 What's the difference between porn and real sex?
p69 Sexting...good idea?