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  • Just a Geek: Unflinchingly Honest Tales of the Search for Life, Love, and Fulfillment Beyond the Starship Enterprise

  • Just a Geek: Unflinchingly Honest Tales of the Search for Life, Love, and Fulfillment Beyond the Starship Enterprise
    Wil Wheaton has never been one to take the conventional path to success. Despite early stardom through his childhood role in the motion picture "Stand By Me," and growing up on television as Wesley Crusher on "Star Trek: The Next Generation," Wil left Hollywood in pursuit of happiness, purpose, and a viable means of paying the bills. In the oddest of places, Topeka, Kansas, Wil discovered that despite his claims to fame, he was at heart "Just a Geek." In this bestselling book, Wil shares his deeply personal and difficult journey to find himself. You'll understand the rigors, and joys, of Wil's rediscovering of himself, as he comes to terms with what it means to be famous, or, ironically, famous for once having been famous. Writing with honesty and disarming humanity, Wil touches on the frustrations associated with his acting career, his inability to distance himself from Ensign Crusher in the public's eyes, the launch of his incredibly successful web site, wilwheaton.net, and the joy he's found in writing. Through all of this, Wil shares the ups and downs he encountered along the journey, along with the support and love he discovered from his friends and family. The stories in "Just a Geek" include: Wil's plunge from teen star to struggling actor Discovering the joys of HTML, blogging, Linux, and web design The struggle between Wesley Crusher, Starfleet ensign, and Wil Wheaton, author and blogger Gut-wrenching reactions to the 9-11 disaster Moving tales of Wil's relationships
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  • I've Got This Friend Who.: Advice For Teens and Their Friends on Alchhol, Drugs, Eating Disorders, Risky Behavior and More

  • I've Got This Friend Who.: Advice For Teens and Their Friends on Alchhol, Drugs, Eating Disorders, Risky Behavior and More
    For many teens today, the carefree days of youth are anything but happy-go-lucky. From alcohol and other drug use to relationship issues and sex to depression and eating disorders, teens are confronted with high-risk pressures and problems-whether experienced personally, through their friends, or with family members. Where can teens turn for help and advice? The experts at KidsPeace, a nonprofit organization serving children and families in crisis, created this lively, interactive book to help teens handle difficult issues and develop confidence in their own abilities and self-worth. Personal stories, fast facts, and self-tests help teens learn how to recognize when a friend or family member is in trouble and find help, to identify their own issues and seek help, and to take care of themselves when feeling overwhelmed by problems of friends or family members. In the process, teens learn one of life's greatest lessons about healing-the importance of connecting with others who understand, care, and can help.
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  • The Bipolar Handbook for Children, Teens, and Families

  • The Bipolar Handbook for Children, Teens, and Families
    The most practical and current resource for children and teens affected by bipolar disorder. A practicing psychiatrist specializing in bipolar disorder for nearly twenty years, Dr. Burgess has helped countless children and teens navigate the minefield of mania and depression and lead successful, happy lives. Drawing on the real questions asked by patients and parents and families of affected children, The Bipolar Handbook for Children, Teens, and Families tackles every area of the disorder: causes; medical treatment and psychotherapy; strategies for creating a healthy lifestyle; and preventing, coping with, and treating bipolar episodes. More than five hundred questions and answers address: ? how to choose the right doctor or specialist for your child; ? what treatment and medication protocols are best; and? how to reduce stress to prevent manic and depressive episodes. Special chapters on practical strategies for academic success, building healthy relationships, issues that specifically affect teens versus smaller children, and coping techniques for families and friends further explore the impact of the disorder on daily life. The Bipolar Handbook for Children, Teens, and Families also includes diagnostic criteria from the American Psychiatric Association and the National Institute of Mental Health, making this a versatile guide?perfect for both quick reference and in-depth study.
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  • Creative Family Home: Imaginative and Original Spaces for Modern Family Living

  • Creative Family Home: Imaginative and Original Spaces for Modern Family Living
    In Creative Family Home, Ashlyn Gibson explores the heart and soul of twelve homes that capture the zeitgeist in family living and celebrate the magic of childhood. Whether your family consists of a single bouncing baby or a tribe of pre-teens, Creative Family Home tackles both the practical and the decorative issues and paves the way for a fun, hard-working and creative home that grows and adapts with your kids. The book starts by focusing on the varying demands of family living, with suggestions for using space creatively, color, pattern & decoration, living areas, sleeping spaces, bathrooms and storage. There are also suggestions for homework and creative zones, display, and outdoor spaces. Next, in Creative Family Homes, Ashlyn visits real-life homes that are notable for their fresh, irreverent take on modern family living and draws inspiration from their varying approaches to the multitude of demands that characterize modern family life. Creative Family Home celebrates color and originality and, above all, champions modern family life, where children, from babies to teens, are given the freedom to express themselves and to develop their individuality within the context of an imaginative and creative family home.
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  • Ask Me Why I Hurt: The Kids Nobody Wants and the Doctor Who Heals Them

  • Ask Me Why I Hurt: The Kids Nobody Wants and the Doctor Who Heals Them
    The unforgettable inspiring memoir of one extraordinary doctor who is saving lives in a most unconventional way. "Ask Me Why I Hurt" is the touching and revealing first-person account of the remarkable work of Dr. Randy Christensen. Trained as a pediatrician, he works not in a typical hospital setting but, rather, in a 38-foot Winnebago that has been refitted as a doctor's office on wheels. His patients are the city's homeless adolescents and children. In the shadow of an affluent American city, Dr. Christensen has dedicated his life to caring for society's throwaway kids-the often-abused, unloved children who live on the streets without access to proper health care, all the while fending off constant threats from thugs, gangs, pimps, and other predators. With the Winnebago as his moveable medical center, Christensen and his team travel around the outskirts of Phoenix, attending to the children and teens who need him most. With tenderness and humor, Dr. Christensen chronicles everything from the struggles of the van's early beginnings, to the support system it became for the kids, and the ultimate recognition it has achieved over the years. Along with his immense professional challenges, he also describes the trials and joys he faces while raising a growing family with his wife Amy. By turns poignant, heartbreaking, and charming, Dr. Christensen's story is a gripping and rich memoir of his work and family, one of those rare books that stays with you long after you've turned t
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  • Therapeutic Storytelling for Adolescents and Young Adults

  • Therapeutic Storytelling for Adolescents and Young Adults
    Adolescents are often an overlooked clinical population. Among school-based practitioners, there is a natural inclination to focus the delivery of mental health services, assessment measures, and intervention plans on younger children, and there is a strong research base to support these programs. On the other hand, the waiting rooms of most practitioners in private practice are filled with young and middle-age adults, couples, or families with young children. Because most therapists do not specialize in working with teens, who might make up only a small portion of their overall caseload, there is a need for high quality, easily implemented activities to help engage with adolescent clients. This book provides an overview of the principles of therapeutic storytelling, developmental issues of adolescents and young adulthood, and their strengths-based model, before moving into a series of chapters devoted to specific issues. Commonly encountered topics such as sexuality, parent & peer relationships, substance abuse, violence & gangs, bereavement, and cultural and religious issues are covered within the chapters. Includes a convenient companion website designed to facilitate ease of use for the busy professional or academic contains printable storytelling and activity worksheets, color photographs for phototherapy and guided imagery, and additional resources/website links.
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  • Trauma Systems Therapy for Children and Teens

  • For too many traumatized children and their families, chronic stressors such as poverty, substance abuse, and family or community violence-coupled wit
    For too many traumatized children and their families, chronic stressors such as poverty, substance abuse, and family or community violence-coupled with an overburdened care system/m-/pose seemingly insurmountable barriers to treatment. This empowering book provides a user-friendly blueprint for making the most of limited resources to help those considered the "toughest cases." Evidence-based strategies are presented for effectively integrating individualized treatment with services at the home, school, and community levels. Written in an accessible, modular format with reproducible forms and step-by-step guidelines for assessment and intervention, the approach is grounded in the latest knowledge about child traumatic stress. It has been recognized as atreatment of choice by state mental health agencies nationwide
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  • Teen Astrology: The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Life Your Own

  • Teen Astrology: The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Life Your Own
    Explains how astrology can help teens understand themselves and take charge of their lives. - The teen market is the fastest-growing segment of the book-buying public. - A perfect party book for teens everywhere. - No previous knowledge of astrology is necessary. - M.J. Abadie has published three previous bestsellers: "Finding Love, Love Planets," and "Child Astrology." Why an astrology book just for teens? This is the ideal time for them to learn to understand their own inner dynamics and go after the life they really want. And astrology is simply the best tool available for gaining insight into oneself and one's relationships with other people. "Teen Astrology" shows how the Sun represents outer personality, while the Moon reflects the inner self, and how to balance the two. Venus rules matters of the heart, while Mars rules energy and passion. Understanding the dynamics of these two planets can help teens safely navigate the turbulent waters of love. Understanding their Mercury placement will help teens discover their most natural ways of learning, thinking, and communicating. By comparing their chart to those of their parents teens can figure out how to bridge the generation gap and open up new lines of communication. Absolutely no previous knowledge of astrology is needed to use this book-it provides full explanations of all astrological influences and all the necessary tables for locating planetary placements of friends and family.
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  • Raising Thinking Children and Teens: Guiding Mental and Moral Development

  • Raising Thinking Children and Teens: Guiding Mental and Moral Development
    Full of daily life advice, as well as profound ideas for changing the way we think about learning, "Raising Thinking Children and Teens: Guiding Mental and Moral Development" takes readers into the thinking processes of young people and shows how to reach them, to help them, to empower them. "Moral intelligence" is key, and Angela Browne-Miller explains how to guide young people in developing it. She likewise explores human potential and ways to raise thinking children who will maximize theirs. Examining both the folklore and the scientific debates about intelligence, she shows the danger of mislabeling and how to watch for and prevent labeling at school, in the home, and in society in general. The book also treats topics such as the quality of care and safety in school and preschool settings, effects of the physical environment on learning, the role of organization in thinking, childhood stress and hypochondria, child abuse outside the home, and family violence.
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  • The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing About Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, And Other Identities

  • The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing About Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, And Other Identities
    Teens are more aware of sexuality and identity than ever, and they're looking for answers and insights, as well as a community of others. In order to help create that community, YA authors David Levithan and Billy Merrell have collected original poems, essays, and stories by young adults in their teens and early 20s. "The Full Spectrum "includes a variety of writers-gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, transitioning, and questioning-on a variety of subjects: coming out, family, friendship, religion/faith, first kisses, break-ups, and many others. This one of a kind collection will, perhaps, help all readers see themselves and the world around them in ways they might never have imagined. We have partnered with the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and a portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to them.
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  • Hart Strings: My Life With Bret and the Hart Family

  • Hart Strings: My Life With Bret and the Hart Family
    Being married is one thing, but being married to Bret "Hitman" Hart-former five-time World Wrestling Entertainment Champion-is another. In her vibrant and honest memoir, Hart's ex-wife and the mother of his four children chronicles the ups and downs of balancing life with a superstar husband in the circus world of professional wrestling. Beginning with Julie's teen years and early romance with Bret, the story follows the couple's marriage, children, divorce, and continued presence in each other's lives, culminating in Julie's growing role as one of the new matriarchs of the ever-expanding Hart family in Calgary. Vividly detailed and humorous, this authentic account of Julie's life as an individual, wife, mother, sister, and friend is told by, quite arguably, the Hitman's toughest opponent and greatest ally of all time.
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  • You and Your Anxious Child

  • One of the world?s foremost experts on anxiety in children provides a guide to recognizing and alleviating a range of debilitating fears. Anxiety affe
    One of the world?s foremost experts on anxiety in children provides a guide to recognizing and alleviating a range of debilitating fears. Anxiety affects more children and teens than any other psychiatric illness, but it?s also the most treatable emotional disorder. Some 25 percent of children and adolescents will suffer an anxiety disorder at several points in their lifetime, resulting in serious problems in their ability to function in school, with peers, and on a general day-to-day basis. A renowned researcher and clinician who has developed groundbreaking, proven coping strategies illuminates a new path to fear-free living for families. You and Your Anxious Child differentiates between separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, and social phobia, and guides parents on when and how to seek intervention. With moving case studies, such as Jon?s, whose mother quit her job because his separation anxiety compelled her to stay with him full-time, this book elucidates the nightmare that families can be living, and helps them understand that they are not alone. Every step of the way, Albano illustrates proven therapies to manage anxiety issues in children while addressing the emotional needs of parents, too. You and Your Anxious Child brings much-needed hope to families, helping them shape a positive new vision of the future.
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  • The Perfect Family Storm: Tips to Restore Mental Health and Strengthen Family Relationships in Today's World

  • Do you feel overwhelmed as you watch your child, teen, adult child'or even yourself'spiral out of control? Is your family being torn apart by stress? Are your family's relationships drowning in a flood of technology? In The Perfect Family Storm: Tips to Restore Mental Health and Strengthen Family Relationships in Today's World, Dr. Cathy Reimers offers compassion, expert advice, and concrete strategies to help families navigate the current challenges of divorce, technology, addiction, violence, mental health problems, and more. As you seek a safe port in The Perfect Family Storm, this book will be your anchor. Reading it will be your first step in regaining control of your life, strengthening relationships in your family, and discovering the truth behind your behavior, leading to inner peace. This book will help you and your family members to: ? protect your child from violence, porn, and bullying; ? break Internet, cell phone, alcohol, drug, cutting, food, and overspending addictions; ? manage the impact of divorce on you and your children; ? identify what type of parent you are; ? prevent dishonesty, promiscuousness, and out-of-control behavior in your child; ? learn how pets can be a barometer for family dysfunction; and? identify mental health issues and their relationship to family stress.
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  • Teen Ink Friends and Family: Friends and Family

  • A collection of stories and poems by teenage writers, arranged in such categories as "Snapshots: Friends and Family," "Out of Focus: Facing Challenges
    In the third volume of the incredibly popular "Teen Ink" series, teenagers share their thoughts on the emotional peaks and valleys of dealing with friends and family. The joys and challenges, highlights and sorrows are all exposed in this diverse collection. Pieces for this book were chosen from more than 300,000 submissions to "Teen Ink "magazine, a nonprofit publication read by 3.5 million teens nationwide. Since its inception, "Teen Ink "(formerly The 21st Century) has published more than 25,000 students. These young authors produce fresh, creative, honest and always compelling words that make "Teen Ink "the standard for teen expression. Future books in this incredible series will examine other aspects of teen life, from love to loss and everything in-between. All will focus on the winning formula of teens talking to teens with brutal honesty and unique creativity. Teenage readers will find a voice they can relate to; the reassurance that they are not alone; and straight talk about the real issues that affect them.
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  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Teens Talk Relationships: Stories About Family, Friends, and Love

  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Teens Talk Relationships: Stories About Family, Friends, and Love
    1. Three million children turn thirteen each year, creating new audiences for Chicken Soup's teen books. 2. The Chicken Soup for the Soul teen line of books has sold more than 15.7 million copies in aggregate. 3. Books represent a new thematic experience, even for readers of past books, as Chicken Soup has tightened the content, and books contain only relevant stories. Out-of-date stories were eliminated. 4. Each book contains 101 stories recompiled from dozens of past Chicken Soup titles. 5. "Our 101 Best Stories" collection is an efficient way for new readers to obtain books covering Chicken Soup's most popular topics. 6. Every book has a warm and moving foreword from Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen explaining the company's rebirth and its return to 101 stories per book. 7. Chicken Soup for the Soul earned the Guinness World Record for having the most books on the New York Times bestseller list at one time. 8. Last year, "USA Today" named Chicken Soup for the Soul #5 on its list of 25 books that left a legacy over the past quarter century. Being a teenager is hard. Old friends drift away; new friends come with new issues, teens fall in and out of love, and relationships with family members change. This books supports and inspires teenagers, reminding them they are not alone as they read stories written by other teens just like themselves, about the problems and issues they face every day. This book contains the 101 best stories for teens from past Chicken Soup books, s
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