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5+ Inspiring Books for Teens

5+ Inspiring Books for Teens & Tweens

Being a teen comes with it’s own unique set of challenges, while the doors open to new freedoms, so too come new doubts, anxiety and even struggles with self-identity. Parenting Teens and Tweens can be an equal challenge and while parents may have the best intentions when giving out inspirational advice – teens aren’t always that open to life tips from mom and dad. However, there are many great resources that can help your teen cope and build self-esteem and plan for the future – and they just happen to make perfect gifts!  See below for a few of our favourite inspirational teen ‘self-help’ books that may encourage a healthy sense of well-being in your young adult. 

1. What Color is Your Parachute? for Teens

No idea what you want to be? No worries! This fun, rewarding guide draws on the time-tested principles of the career classic What Color Is Your Parachute? to help teens discover their passions, skills, potential college majors and dream jobs.

What Color Is Your Parachute? for Teens, Third Edition: Discover Yourself, Design Your Future, and Plan for Your Dream Job
  • Ten Speed Press
  • Christen, Carol (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 192 Pages - 04/21/2015 (Publication Date) - Ten Speed Press (Publisher)

2. 97 Things to Do Before You Finish High School

This fun book is about the stuff they don’t teach you in high school, like how to host a film festival, plan your first road trip, make a podcast, or write a manifesto. Want to make a time capsule? Spend a day in silence? Learn how to make beats like a DJ? Or do the right thing to be a better person!

97 Things to Do Before You Finish High School
  • Orange Avenue Publishing
  • Jenkins, Steven (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 208 Pages - 01/01/2008 (Publication Date) - Zest Books™ (Publisher)

3. 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

A handbook to self-esteem and success. This classic book applies the timeless principles of 7 Habits to the tough issues and life-changing decisions teens face, helping teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, and appreciate their parents, as well as tackle the new challenges of our time, like cyberbullying and social media. This book is filled with cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world!

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
  • Dimensions: 6.2" W x 9.2" H x 0.6" D
  • Covey, Sean (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 288 Pages - 05/27/2014 (Publication Date) - Simon & Schuster (Publisher)

4. Chicken Soup for the Pre-teen Soul

If you have a younger ‘tween’ this book is the perfect gift. Written by and for preteens, this uplifting collection of stories touches on the emotions and situations they experience every day: making and losing friends, fitting in while keeping their personal identity, discovering the opposite sex, dealing with pressures at school including violence, and coping with family issues such as divorce.

Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul: Stories of Changes, Choices and Growing Up for Kids Ages 9-13
  • Backlist LLC - A Unit of Chicken Soup of the
  • Canfield, Jack (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 400 Pages - 09/19/2012 (Publication Date) - Backlist, LLC - a unit of Chicken Soup of the Soul Publishing LLC (Publisher)

5. The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make: A Guide for Teens

Sean Covey helps teens figure out how to approach the six major challenges they face: gaining self-esteem, dealing with their parents, making friends, being wise about sex, coping with substances, and succeeding at school and planning a career.

The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make: A Guide for Teens: Updated for the Digital Age
  • Covey, Sean (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 336 Pages - 10/31/2017 (Publication Date) - Simon & Schuster (Publisher)

6. You’ve Got This – A positive Thinking, Mindfulness and Wellbeing Journal

A daily journal for kids to promote happiness, gratitude, self-confidence and mental health wellbeing. You Got This is a unique journal for kids and teenagers, allowing them the time to record their feelings each day.

You Got This - A Positive Thinking, Mindfulness and Wellbeing Journal: A daily journal for kids to promote happiness, gratitude, self-confidence and mental health wellbeing.
  • Turner, Steve (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 221 Pages - 07/22/2019 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)

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