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The Teen Weight-Loss Solution
Erika Schwartz
0060739320
Sept 2004
Bargain - Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Schwartz, a physician who specializes in women's health, takes a holistic approach to the physical ailments that plague adolescent girls. In a perfunctory five-page nod to boys at the book's end ("Boys Are Teens, Too"), Schwartz claims boys aren't the victims of peer pressure or intimidation as often as are girls—an assertion that could annoy boy experts such as William Pollack (Real Boys) or Michael Gurian (A Fine Young Man). That said, Schwartz does cover her territory well when it comes to mothers and daughters, investigating the ways hormones affect girls physically and emotionally. For problems like bloating, mood swings, acne, weight gain, irregular periods and depression, she prescribes natural progesterone, certain supplements (calcium, folate, etc.), exercise, nutrition and lifestyle changes....


Changing Bodies, Changing Lives: Expanded Third Edition : A Book for Teens on Sex and Relationships
Ruth Bell
081292990X
September 8, 1998
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 8 Up A monumental, encyclopedic discussion of sexual and emotional change during the teen years, this book is a revision of an earlier edition which did not discuss the AIDS epidemic. Clearly written by the authors of Our Bodies, Ourselves (S. & S., 1976), it is illustrated with relevant cartoons, photographs, diagrams, and line drawings. Dozens of teenagers themselves were interviewed and are quoted in this book. This comprehensive book includes discussion of sexual technique, STDs and the danger of promiscuous sex, gay sex and sexual identity, and teenage pregnancy and its alternatives. (Although the section on AIDS notes the risk of the virus' transmission through oral sex, the earlier discussion of oral sex discusses individual preferences only, without mentioning the health risks.) A book that...


Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Teens: Simple Ways to Keep Your Cool in Stressful Times
Richard Carlson
0786885971
September 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Richard Carlson has written numerous books encouraging folks not to "sweat the small stuff", and his title for teens is as warm, wise, and witty as his previous works. His tone is one of an older family friend who manages to advise while still maintaining the minimum level of coolness that teens require from those who intend to guide them into adulthood.

With 100 different chapters, each just a few pages in length, this little book works especially well as a bedside companion or tucked in a backpack for the morning commute to school. Each chapter is devoted to a single, simple idea such as "trust your inner signals" and "root for the underdog," and plenty of real-life examples from teens are used to illustrate principles. In the second chapter, a teen volunteering at an animal shelter is used to show how just...



Angels in Pink: Raina's Story
Lurlene McDaniel
0385731574
May 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Raina is happy and relieved that her friends Kathleen and Holly found volunteering at the hospital rewarding. They loved their summers at the hospital so much they will be working for credit during their junior year.

Raina is also looking forward to spending as much time as possible with Hunter during their last year of high school together. Kathleen is still dating Carson, but they are at different schools and she’s worried it won’t last. And poor Holly’s still waiting for her parents to let up on their rules so she can actually go out on a date.

Everything is going well until Raina’s old boyfriend Tony shows up and threatens to ruin the thing that matters to Raina the most—her relationship with Hunter. But she isn’t the only one with a secret. When Raina’s...


Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Helping Preteens & Teens Get Ready for the Real World
Teresa Bolick
1931412413
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Asperger Syndrome is on the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum and is characterized by a lack of social skills, abnormal preoccupation with certain objects or tasks, and the inability to control one?s rage. It is also characterized by high creativity and passion that can be too often squelched in a parent?s or teacher?s efforts to manage the behavior of the AS child. There is no specific treatment or cure. This is a relatively new diagnosis, and has been retroactively applied to geniuses like Vladimir Nabokov. But for the modern kid, who has to follow the social norms of the day, which include sitting for long periods of time in a chair, AS can be excruciatingly difficult. There are several books on AS that sell very well with little or no promotion. There is not one for teens, however. The author sees a...


What Do You Stand For For Teens: A Guide To Building Character
Barbara A. Lewis, Pamela Espeland (Editor)
1575420295
September 1997
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
This book, a compendium of ideas, activities, and resources, helps young people explore who they are and develop positive traits such as caring, good citizenship, empathy, respect, peacefulness, and responsibility. Teachers, counselors, and parents will want to know about this book, as kids are not likely to pick it up on their own. Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Mother-Daughter Wisdom: Creating a Legacy of Physical and Emotional Health
Christiane Northrup
0553105736
February 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
It's a rare book that delivers so completely on such a broad promise. Mother-Daughter Wisdom is written to connect the dots between a number of separate parts: logical and emotional morality, physical and mental health, friends and family, and in an overarching sense, the relationship between being a woman's daughter and raising a daughter of your own. Because of the scope of information presented, it can be tricky to pick up the book and look for quick guidance on a particular topic such as adolescent weight issues or childhood asthma; more use, and more pleasure, will be found if you add it to your permanent reference shelf to look through in stages. Author Dr. Christiane Northup (Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom) seamlessly blends personal stories with clear research in a way that creates a compelling read from...


Teen Health
Mary Bronson Merki
0026532050
June 1999
Hardcover
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Bobbi Brown Teenage Beauty: Everything You Need to Look Pretty, Natural, Sexy & Awesome
Bobbi Brown
0060957247
October 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
Teenage girls often want sensitive answers to tricky questions about their skin, hair, makeup, and bodies. Well, Bobbi Brown's your woman! Beauty editor of the NBC Today show and coauthor with Annemarie Iverson of Bobbi Brown Beauty, Brown's hope is that teen girls will learn to recognize their own natural beauty and simply bring it out with makeup and healthy living. She specializes in the "makeunder," insisting that makeovers "tend to involve lots of makeup and a masking of who you really are." Teenage Beauty is "the ultimate beauty guide for young women. It takes the mystery out of all those confusing rituals so that you can figure out how to feel happier and more relaxed about your looks." Thirty chapters, packed with close-up photos of regular, everyday girls (as well as one or two celebrities!) include titles...


Fighting Invisible Tigers: A Stress Management Guide for Teens
Earl Hipp, et al
0915793806
June 1995
Paperback
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Card catalog description
Discusses the pressures and problems encountered by teenagers and provides information on life skills, stress management, and methods of gaining more control over their lives.


Dr. Erika's Hormone Solution for Your Daughter
Erika Schwartz
0060741279
Jan 2006
Paperback
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Book Description

Dr. Erika's Hormone Solution for Your Daughter offers the true-life stories of real teens coping with the heartbreaking physical and emotional consequences of obesity.Dr. Schwartz explains that the trigger for budding weight problems in teens can often be traced to the beginning of puberty, when their bodies are overloaded with hormones that impact mood, energy, motivation, and weight gain.Teens feel condemned to exist in their new, fuller figures, and cannot make the hormonal correlation between their emotional havoc and their expanding bodies. In a revolutionary step-by-step, dose-by-dose plan, Dr. Schwartz reveals how natural hormones and supplements can be used to help achieve optimal balance of a teen's raging hormones for improved mood, energy level, self-confidence, and weight loss.

Dr. Erika's Hormone...



The Primal Teen : What the New Discoveries about the Teenage Brain Tell Us about Our Kids
Barbara Strauch
0385721609
September 14, 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Strauch, medical science and health editor at the New York Times, sets out to offer reassurance to parents baffled by their kids' seemingly irrational and erratic behavior. She discusses the latest research, including brain scans that show changes in the brain's structure and function that could explain the crazy behavior exhibited by teens. In addition to reviewing various research projects around the country, Strauch also includes discussions with both parents and teenagers. Parents lament their inability to understand why a straight-A student suddenly loses interest in school or starts behaving miserably. The teens are surprisingly open about their often ill-advised behavior, but seem unable to offer reasons for such actions. One possible explanation, still debated by scientists, is whether adolescence is a...


Power of Positive Thinking for Teens
Mary Lou Carney
082494612X
September 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
The well-known book by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, The Power of Positive Thinking, has sold over 20 million copies in 46 languages. Dr. Peale's message is as relevant today as the day it was published. In this new publication, Mary Lou Carney has used Dr.Peale's biblical tenets of positive thinking as a basis for a book aimed at the teenager growing up in the twenty first century. Carney tells how faith in God can overcome worries, unhappiness, peer pressure, self-doubts, even abusive parents. Carney peppers her book with Scripture quotations that give the basis for changed lives and real-life stores about teens who have put positive thinking into practice and achieved happier, more rewarding lives as a result. Today's teens face more pressures than ever; this is a practical book with practical answers for these...


Teen Health Course 1
Mary Bronson Merki
0078239354
May 2003
Hardcover
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The Performance Zone: Your Nutrition Action Plan for Greater Endurance & Sports Performance (Teen Health Series)
Dave Scott (Foreword), et al
1591201489
April 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This book synthesizes the most sound and up-to-date science to provide a nutrition action plan that enables athletes to raise their athletic performance. Provides simple, proven guidelines for fueling muscles during and after sports activity.

About the Author
John Ivy, Ph.D., is a professor and head of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at the University of Texas. He is a world-renowned expert on the role of nutrition in exercise performance. He has published over 150 research papers and review articles. Robert Portman, Ph.D.is president and director of research for PacificHealth Laboratories, a leading nutrition technology company. He has been a pioneer in developing nutritional products that can improve exercise performance and recovery.


It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health
Robie H. Harris
0763624330
January 1994
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In this intelligent, amiable and carefully researched book, Harris ( Before You Were Three ) frankly explains the physical, psychological, emotional and social changes that occur during puberty--and the implications of these changes. Taking a conversational, relaxed tone, Harris also discusses such subjects as sexual orientation, sexual reproduction, pregnancy, birth control, sexually transmitted diseases and sexual abuse. The author intentionally and effectively repeats certain crucial information, especially on the subject of the possible consequences of sexual intercourse. Alternately playful and realistic (and occasionally graphic), Emberley's ( Ruby ) watercolor-and-pencil art reinforces Harris's message that bodies come in all sizes, shapes and colors--and that each variation is "perfectly normal." Cartoon...


Teen Health Course 2
Mary Bronson Merki
0078239370
May 2003
Hardcover
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Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens: 100 Practical Ideas
Alan D. Wolfelt
1879651238
January 2001
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-A book that is written in clear, user-friendly prose. Each page presents a different idea designed to help teens recognize mourning as a natural process connected with loss, reassuring them that they should not be afraid of deep, sometimes uncontrollable emotions, and showing them how to release grief in healthy, positive ways. Several suggestions appear under each heading; many of them encourage readers to express their feelings in a journal. The book has a comfortable tone to it, without taking away from the very definite need to deal with grief. It seems to work with, rather than talk at teens as they tackle the problem/solution process. A good first step toward admitting the need for and getting help.Kim Harris, Newman Riga Library, Churchville, NYCopyright 2001 Cahners Business Information,...


Getting a Grip on Diabetes : Quick Tips for Kids and Teens
Spike Nasmyth Loy, Bo Nasmyth Loy
1580400531
November 1, 2000
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Brothers Spike Nasmyth Loy and Bo Nasmyth Loy, now college students, have managed diabetes since they were diagnosed at the ages of seven and six, respectively. In Getting a Grip on Diabetes: Quick Tips & Techniques for Kids and Teens, the Loy brothers team up with physicians Janet Silverstein and Marc Weigensberg to help other young diabetics learn how to take charge of their health as they become more independent in all aspects of their lives. From how to recognize the dangers of a low-blood-sugar crisis to adjusting insulin levels while playing a sport, the Loys present vital information in a clear, friendly format that should instill confidence in their young audience. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
Two teenagers with diabetes have...


Teen Health Course 3
Mary Bronson Merki
0078239397
May 2003
Hardcover
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It Happened to Me: A Teen's Guide to Overcoming Sexual Abuse
William Lee Carter
1572242795
May 15, 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
(New Harbinger Publications) Cedar Crest Hospital and Residential Treatment Center, Belton, TX. Provides a road map for teens who have suffered sexual abuse to find ways to talk about their experience and to make sense of what has happened. Workbook format. Softcover.

Book Info
(New Harbinger Publications) Cedar Crest Hospital and Residential Treatment Center, Belton, TX. Provides a road map for teens who have suffered sexual abuse to find ways to talk about their experience and to make sense of what has happened. Workbook format. Softcover.


Glencoe Teen Health Course
Glencoe
0078261163
June 2002
Hardcover
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Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff: Stories of Tough Times and Lessons Learned(Chicken Soup for the Soul Series)
Jack Canfield
155874942X
October 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
This latest offering in the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul series explores a host of challenges faced by today's teens. Within its pages teens will find portraits of life's complexities expressed from the viewpoint of their peers. Teen contributors share their thoughts and feelings on difficult issues, ranging from poor self-image to thoughts of suicide, from family discord to coping with the loss, from peer pressure to school violence. Teens ranked stress as one of their top concerns (along with child abuse and STDs). Oftentimes, the pressure can feel overwhelming, whether they involve worrying about an upcoming test, competition sports, family responsibilities, dating, or more extreme issues such as depression, suicide and school violence. The first three volumes of the Teenage Soul series and...


Teen Health Course 1
Mary Bronson Merki
0078261171
May 2003
Paperback
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The Diet for Teenagers Only
Carrie Wiatt
0060793619
May 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
Tailored for 13- to 19-year-old girls (sorry, guys) The Diet for Teenagers Only dishes up a sensible balance of recipes, weight loss strategies, and straight talk about food. Writing partners Carrie Wiatt (Eating by Design) and Barbara Schroeder convey all the messages nutrition-wise moms want their daughters to hear--in an informed, best-friend voice their teens will actually listen to.

Trust builds as readers discover "Things They Never Told You;" like how puberty naturally increases a girl’s body fat, diet soda promotes weight gain, and carbohydrates aren’t all bad. No mention of ideal weight spoils the fun, here; rather, Wiatt and Schroeder utilize an age-appropriate BMI (Body Mass Index) to help judge who’s truly overweight and who simply needs "a better body image reality check."...



New Hope for Children and Teens with Bipolar Disorder: Your Friendly, Authoritative Guide to the Latest in Traditional and Complementary Solutions
Boris Md Birmaher, Boris Birmaher
0761527184
April 13, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
With proper diagnosis and early intervention, there is unlimited hope for children and teens diagnosed with bipolar disorder to lead fulfilling and enjoyable lives, starting today.

Inside, you’ll discover compassionate and informative methods to help manage the diagnosis and develop the natural strengths, gifts, and skills that every child has to offer. Written by a top expert in the field, this life-changing book is presented in clear, straightforward language that dispels the myths about bipolar disorder and offers real solutions. You’ll uncover keen insight and the latest options for helping your bipolar child or teen by understanding:

* The causes of bipolar disorder
* The path and outcome of bipolar disorder in children and teens
* The latest biological treatments and psychosocial...


Teen Health Course 2
Mary Bronson Merki
0078261546
May 2003
Paperback
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Give Your Add Teen a Chance: A Guide for Parents of Teenagers With Attention Deficit Disorder
Lynn Weiss
0891099778
September 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
PRACTICAL HELP FOR PARENTS OF ADD TEENS. Parenting teenagers is never easy-especially if your teen suffers from Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). ADD adds complications and challenges to adolescence that parents must understand in order to help their teens succeed in high school and into adulthood. Give Your ADD Teen a Chance provides parents with expert help by showing them how to determine which issues are caused by "normal" teenage development, and which are caused by ADD. It also looks specifically at the academic challenges ADD teens face, offering tips for academic success. Finally, the book enables parents to look objectively at their ADD teen, giving guidelines for discipline, guidance, and responsibility. "This book is especially valuable because very little help has been available for parents of teens...


Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Love & Friendship
Jack Canfield
0757300227
October 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Building on the success of 1997's Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul and its numerous spin-offs is Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Love and Friendship. Although adolescents may not like to eat what's good for them, the booming success of the series' previous books aimed at teens suggests they do like to read what's good for them. In this volume, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Kimberly Kirberger share stories from teenagers about falling in love, breaking up, friendship, family relationships and more. The stirring anecdotes should hit home for many young women and men who are dealing with quandaries such as friends going off to college, falling for someone your best friend has a crush on, and losing a close family member. Canfield, Victor Hansen and Kirberger hope their readers see themselves...

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