With all the pressures of school, friends, and dating, you're especially vulnerable to low self-esteem in your teen years. But often, the biggest threat to your confidence is your own inner critic, whose unrelenting negativity can result in feelings of inadequacy, depression, and anxiety. This must-have guide offers real ways to help you fight back, be kind to yourself, and move forward with confidence.
Inside, you'll learn the importance of self-forgiveness, accepting your faults, and how to focus on the things that make you awesome! You'll also learn strategies for defeating the dreaded ICK-the inner critic know-it-all who keeps knocking you down-and how to escape the common thought traps that hold you back from feeling good about yourself.
This book unlocks the mystery of the most important relationship you will ever have-the one with yourself! So, get ready to find your true inner voice. A kinder, gentler one that will support you as you reach for your goals and create the fabulous life you were meant to live!
Age 13-19 years
Cheryl M. Bradshaw, MA, is a registered psychotherapist working in private practice, and author of How to Like Yourself -a self-esteem guide for teens-and The Resilience Workbook for Teens . She has been featured on various television shows, radio shows, and podcasts, including Breakfast Television, Global's The Morning Show, CBC Radio, and Today's Parent . Her first book was also selected as a 2016 Foreword INDIES finalist for the 2016 Young Adult Nonfiction category. In addition, Cheryl received the inaugural Outstanding Alumni Award from Yorkville University in 2017. Bradshaw served as a counselor at both Sheridan College and the University of Guelph. She also has a background in teaching, and continues to work with and volunteer with schools and charities to talk about youth and young adult mental health, self-esteem, and also to supportparents with their teens.