Don’t let your emotions run your life for teens (secondary age)
This self-help book is suitable for teenagers of any age (and adults) regarding learning self-awareness, managing emotions, improving moods and healthy relationships. The author explores what is, and how do teenagers manage emotions by using, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy skills – in a language that teenage readers can understand. Simple yet useful explanations, self-assessments, examples and strategies are provided that can be tried in everyday situations. If a teenager you know is struggling to find a peaceful connection with their self and their emotions, this book may provide them with an easy to use approach to finding inner calm during difficult times.
The format, style and font used makes this book easy to read and understand, and is written in a way that readers can spend time practising the content of each paragraph before moving on. Examples used are relatable, and the paragraphs can be read in any order. While this book can be used by any teenager, those under the age of 15 may benefit from having someone they trust working through sections with them.
Health Professional Review
Health Professional Reviewer: Louise Climo, social worker
Book Title: Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens
Author: Sheri Van Dijk
Date Published: 2011
Problems Addressed: Learning self-awareness, managing emotions, improving mood and relationships
Suitable For: Teenagers
In this self-help book, Van Kijk explores what is and how does one manage emotions by using dialectical behaviour Therapy skills in a language that the audience can understand. The author provides simple yet useful explanations, self-assessments, examples and strategies that can be tried in everyday situations. If someone you know is struggling to find a peaceful connection with their self and their emotions then this book may provide an easy to use approach to finding an inner calm when times are difficult.
The format, style and font of this books makes it easy to read and understand. the book is written in a way that the reader could spend some time practicing the content of each paragraph before moving onto the next. The paragraphs do not have to be read in any given order to fully understand the book. The examples provided are relatable, teenagers (15+ years) would find this book helpful and easy to follow on their own. Teenagers (11+ years) would benefit from having a parent/professional/teacher working through the book with them. A professional could use this book alongside their clients in their therapeutic work. Adults would find this self-help book useful.
Whilst this book could be used at any age, some people (e.g. under the age of 15 years) may benefit from having someone working through it with them.
Recommend this book to anyone who would like to understand their emotions, how their emotions impact on their daily lives and who are looking to improve their mood and for strategies to find calm amongst the stresses of everyday life.