Teen Guide to Sexuality
Teen Guide to Sexuality
A few years ago, we wrote YOU: The Owner’s Manual, which taught people about the inner workings of their bodies—and how to keep them running strong. But you know what? There’s a big difference between an adult’s body and your body, between adults’ health mysteries and your health mysteries, between their questions and your questions. So, teens, this book is for YOU. We’ll talk to you about the biological changes that are happening in your brain and your body. We’ll show you how to get more energy, improve your grades, protect your skin, salvage more sleep, get fit, eat well, maximize your relationships, make decisions about sex, and so much more. In fact, in these pages, we answer hundreds of your most pressing health-related questions. And you know what else? We are going to treat you like adults in one very important way: We’re not going to preach. We’re going to give you straight-up information that you can use to make smart choices about how to live the good life—and enjoy every second of it. Starting right now.
MENTAL WELLNESS IN ADULTS WITH DOWN SYNDROME is an upbeat, thoroughly readable guide, providing parents, mental health professionals, teachers, and caregivers the keys to understanding how to promote mental wellness and resolve psychosocial problems in people with Down syndrome. This groundbreaking book is written by the founding directors of the Adult Down Syndrome Center of Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois. The authors draw on nearly 30 years of combined experi¬ence, treating more than 3,000 adolescents and adults with Down syndrome aged 12 to 83. The book clarifies what the common behavioral characteristics of Down syndrome are, how some can be mistaken for mental ill¬ness, and what bona fide mental health problems occur more commonly in people with Down syndrome. The first section offers a wealth of knowledge and insight about typical emotional and behavioral traits of teens and adults with Down syndrome. Topics include: Community & Family Support Self-Talk & Imaginary Friends Communication-Related Problems Memory Strengths & Deficits Emotional Development Tendencies Toward Sameness & Repetition Self-Esteem & Self-Image Lifespan Issues The second section on mental illness includes chapters on such conditions as Depression & Other Mood Disorders Anxiety Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Tic Disorders & Repetitive Movements AD/HD and Other Impulse Control Issues Autism Alzheimer Disease For each condition, the authors describe the prob¬lem signs, the diagnostic process, and a range of treatment options, such as counseling, behavioral therapy, and medication. Now, thanks to MENTAL WELLNESS, readers all over the world can pay a virtual visit to the Adult Down Syndrome Center and benefit from the insight and expertise of Drs. McGuire and Chicoine.
The world’s teenagers have never been so challenged as they are today. The constant demands of parents, school, work, peers, social media, athletics, music. . . has created a generation who, while tremendously capable, are also tremendously stressed. Today’s teens are expected to not only do it all but to do it now. Having personally coached thousands of students over his years as an educator and a professional performance coach, Dr. Bernstein (Dr. B) understands and connects with today’s young adults. He knows they are intelligent, talented and full of creative energy and he uses his decades of experience in A Teen’s Guide to Success to help teen’s succeed. A Teen’s Guide to Success shares principles and skills that help teens discover their higher potential and learn how to be calm, confident and focused in whatever situation they find themselves. Teens will learn the same techniques that all top athletes, musicians, business leaders and other successful people practice. As teens implement the tools taught in A Teen's Guide to Success they will find a roadmap to achieve their potential and be successful in all aspects of their lives.
In 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.
Many independent and private schools already use classroom technology, and more and more public school districts are doing the same. There are currently few resources helping school leadership, teachers, and counselors understand the many challenges specifically to girls, and give them tools to implement solutions and promote overall social and emotional wellness in their school communities. This book will be a guide to help schools understand how to deal with the ever-changing issues involving social networking and healthy female development, and will provide a starting point of reference for school districts and policy makers.
The way autoimmune disease is viewed and treated is undergoing a major change as an estimated 50 million Americans (and growing) suffer from these conditions. For many patients, the key to true wellness is in holistic treatment, although they might not know how to begin their journey to total recovery. The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook, from Mickey Trescott and Angie Alt of Autoimmune-Paleo.com, is a comprehensive guide to living healthfully with autoimmune disease. While conventional medicine is limited to medication or even surgical fixes, Trescott and Alt introduce a complementary solution that focuses on seven key steps to recovery: inform, collaborate, nourish, rest, breathe, move, and connect. Each step demystifies the process to reclaim total mind and body health. With five autoimmune conditions between them, Trescott and Alt have achieved astounding results using the premises laid out in the book. The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook goes well beyond nutrition and provides the missing link so that you can get back to living a vibrant, healthy life.
A revised guide to stress management identifies the causes of stress, suggests techniques and strategies for handling them, and includes advice on relaxation, assertiveness, nutrition, and time management, with new information on gender diferences in stress response, stress disorders, new medications and treatments, alternative therapies, stress and the challenges of modern-day life, and more. Original. 22,000 first printing.
Take charge of your gut health now with the low-FODMAP diet. Are you a teen dealing with stomach problems? If so, you’re not alone! Fourteen percent of high school students have symptoms of IBS—such as pain, bloating, and frequent trips to the bathroom. Plus (as if that weren’t bad enough!), poor gut health can mean missed school days and trips, awkward explanations, extra doctor’s visits, and major cafeteria confusion. Here’s the good news: In A Teen’s Guide to Gut Health, registered dietitian Rachel Meltzer Warren explains how you can find relief—on a low-FODMAP diet. GET DIAGNOSED: Whether it’s IBS, Crohn’s disease, colitis, or something else, Rachel Meltzer Warren explains the differences and who can help. GET FODMAP SAVVY: “FODMAPs” are certain carbs that can be hard to digest, and they lurk in many kinds of goodfor-you food, from apples to yogurt. Identify your triggers and learn to avoid them—with a twopart elimination diet, shopping lists, meal plans, and more. GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED: No topic is too embarrassing for Meltzer Warren. You’ll also find “Real Talk” from real teens throughout! GET COOKING! Plus, 30 simple, gluten-free recipes that are low-FODMAP-approved and great for meals, snacks, and sharing.
READ and HEAR Edition: Bethany Hamilton has become a fitness expert by virtue of being a professional athlete who has excelled—and she's done it while overcoming incredible challenges. Whether you know Bethany or not, whether you surf or not, everyone has challenges, and in Surfer Style, Bethany shares some of her core experiences with body, mind and spirit. Sharing her expertise as an athlete, New You helps young girls develop a healthy lifestyle, understand their changing bodies, gain confidence, and establish a pattern of healthy living starting at a young age. This book includes workouts specially developed for young girls by Bethany’s personal trainer, recipes and information on healthy eating based on “Bethany’s food pyramid,” which follows the Mediterranean diet, and advice on deepening your spiritual health, for a total body wellness book perfect for growing girls. This isn't a book about Bethany, this is a book about wellness, becoming your best “you,” through physical and spiritual balance, because spiritual health is just as important as physical health.