I got this book for my daughter, as she has been dealing with anxiety for the past few years, and particularly this year, her first year of high school. Here are a list of my favorite activities and topics from the book: My Boundaries, My Emotional Vocabulary, What Are Your Skills, How to Deal with Friendship Drama, Bouncing Back From Bullying. As the years pass, I have grown very comfortable with who I am and what my interests are. This is an essential self-discovery workbook for tween and teen girls. The Girl Guide: Finding Your Place in a Mixed-Up World is a must-read for girls in grades 6—8 as they enter the tumultuous world of adolescence. My full review will be posted on our blog, readersrefuge.
I have some special things in the works Q: Will you have a new book coming out soon? She has been able to sort through the stress factors and winnow out the ones that don't matter as she's grown. Before I get down to the nitty gritty, I can honestly tell you that I am not usually much of a non-fiction reader. But not if you have a great guide! I think a lot of painful mistakes and bad decisions might have been averted had I been a little more aware of who I was and who I wanted to be. More and more I see girls struggling with identity, resiliency, and authenticity. The Girl Guide offers some fantastic advice on how you can see the positive even when things go differently than planned. Confidence is often destroyed by bullying so perhaps the chapter on confidence which was chapter 7 should have followed the one on bullying chapter 13.
And it has great quotes of wisdom spread throughout. As I was reading, I kept thinking of girls I want to share it with and moments in my own life where I wished I'd had something this concrete to help me navigate difficult situations. They seemed helpful to sort through feelings a young woman might be going through. As such, I am always on the hunt for great homework resources that I can suggest for learning and thinking at home. Life will always throw those curve balls—always.
It's an evaluative tool that's actually fun to use, but incredibly helpful. More and more I see girls struggling with identity, resiliency, and authenticity. Great book for parents and school guidance counselors to keep around and learn from, pulling out the relevant sections for their particular child needing some help. Q: Would you consider writing novels in the future? The Girl Guide is a result of that effort. This really helped me as I struggled to determine what was the best decision for me and how to not allow my boyfriends to make that decision for me. Proven strategies for dealing with stress management, confronting relational aggression, being safe online, navigating the changing mother-daughter relationship, and more make this the ultimate guide for any girl to get through the teen years and discover her unique point of view in the world.
You can't quite school and the bully or bullies often don't quit bullying. Fonseca has done it again! This cover is actually the one I picked! Do people still keep journals? This review was written for. And the way in which Fonseca goes about it is great. I plan on getting all of my children a little notebook just for this that they can write a few things they are grateful for in it everyday. Q: What was the toughest decision you had to make when you were a teen? But sometimes you have to take a different path than the one you started out on. Nice addition to the topic of stress which you learn is not all bad! Proven strategies for dealing with stress management, confronting relational aggression, being safe online, navigating the changing mother-daughter relationship, and more make this the ultimate guide for any girl to get through the teen years and discover her unique point of view in the world. These activities can range from real life scenarios, to something as easy as a checklist.
But if at glance a book does not look interesting or looks like too much work, it can turn off even the very person it was designed to help. In addition to her nonfiction titles, Ms. I love this idea because if I had a kid struggling with something, I can point her to that chapter or she could read the whole thing. She integrates exercises that truly help a person get down to their basic understanding of themselves. As a mother it is important to me to help my daughters feel important, and to try to give them the tools that can help them become better women in the future, and to grow up making wise choices. Additionally, I have the opportunity to work with young girls every day in my role as a school psychologist.
In a world that is becoming so negative and hard to survive in, I believe this is a great idea for everybody. I liked the work pages and activity sheets. Q: What inspired you to write a book based solely on helping young girls find their individuality? Her titles include Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students and 101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids and delve into the often misunderstood world of giftedness and emotional intensity. The Girl Guide has tons blank charts and empty bubbles and open lines for lists — it made me want to grab a pink feathery pen and get to work! If I had young girls, which I don't, I would grab this book right off the shelf and ask them to give it a try. They just become more subtle.
My daughter loved the activity pages and worksheets though and I believe most girls her age would. In my non-book life I work in counseling, and I often see middle school and teenage girls who are dealing with stress and anxiety. I read the book, then put my thoughts to paper, but I also asked my 13-year-old to read it and give me her opinion. But sometimes you have to take a different path than the one you started out on. With my crazy work schedule, I actually write whenever and wherever I can. And what I discovered is a great guideline that Christine has written for growing girls, and a help to parents.
Who couldn't like a book that aims to help people find their true selves? But she gives advice and steps to take to handle those imperfections in your life. I think this book might be affected by that. A practical guide for young girls who feel stressed out with life for whatever reason. It should include instructions that the person being bullied keep a detailed record of the bullying incidents such as who, what, when, and where; also who witnessed it. But not if you have a great guide! Packed with fun worksheets and quizzes, as well as stories from older girls and women, The Girl Guide covers everything a teenage girl needs to know on the journey toward her own identity.
In the end, I had a wonderful mother who let me talk with her openly about my feelings. I can also tell you that I conducted many focus group online and in person as I researched the book, so I am confident in the strategies presented. That being said this book may not be for every young woman and completing it should guarantee a reward or incentive. Deep activities to be completed over time; this book will be remembered by any girl who works through it. When I heard about this new book by Christine Fonseca I was right away intrigued. If you are a girl struggling to find your way in a crazy, mixed up world, or if you are the parent of a girl who could use a little guidance, I highly recommend this book. About Michelle I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, three pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband.