Barbara Holstein, Positive Psychologist and author of 'Diary Of A Gutsy
Tween' as a Holiday gift that can help teens and tweens build self
esteem. She is also is offering no charge copies of this popular work
who with to develop lesson plans that teach self esteem using real
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Holiday Gift For
Girls That Helps Build Self Esteem - Dr Barbara Becker Holstein's
'Diary Of A Gutsy Tween' Now Available
book uses Positive Psychology concepts in an engaging work of fiction
for teens and tweens that helps girls build self esteem
Branch, NJ, December 9, 2014] Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein is an
internationally known Positive Psychologist and author. Her latest book
for pre-teen and teenage girls, 'The Truth, Diary Of A Gutsy Tween',
can serve as a Holiday gift that will help girls build self esteem at a
time in their lives when they need it most.
Barbara Becker Holstein, one of the originators of Positive Psychology
for women and girls, has been a pioneer in the field of positive
psychology with her fictional diary, 'The Truth, Diary of a Gutsy
Tween'. It may be the first fiction for tweens that is
intentionally embedded with positive psychology concepts on almost
every page. It reads easily as a tween's diary. It is loaded with
the best of positive psychology principles. Embedded in the
girl's diary pages are such concepts as: hope, resiliency, courage,
perseverance, loving kindness, cognitive flexibility, problem solving
skills, recognition of one's strengths, talents and potential, adaptive
skills and more.
"Research validates what we psychologists
and educators already know about girls," Dr. Holstein stated. "Girls
often stop trying as hard academically in school around 10 or 11 and
begin to experience many self-esteem issues that may lead to all sorts
of problems, from deteriorating academic success to eating disorders,
various types of conduct disorders and/or depression. If these
risk factors are combined with other social issues like being bullied,
we can begin to see how dangerous these years can be. One way to help
girls grow up successfully is through books that encourage them to feel
strong, resilient, hopeful and sure of themselves. Once a girl
feels strong and hopeful she is on the way to maintaining the skills
she needs emotionally and intellectually to succeed. The Truth,
Diary of a Gutsy Tween is one of those books. Written from the
viewpoint of a girl who is just like other girls and also strong and
inventive enough to hold on to the best of herself as she enters
puberty, she instills hope and encouragement in those who read the
Readers of 'The Truth' have made the following comments:
this book made me realize I really need to take more time to talk with
my daughter about her fears, worries, hopes and dreams."
this book because it seems like a real girl writing the story. It shows
the ups and downs in an 11 year olds life... all these things could
happen, like your parents fighting, being in love (or you think you
"What an awesome concept to write a book
like a journal of an adolescent girl. I loved the simplicity of it! My
daughter is 10 and she has a hard time reading, but this was right up
her ally and she loved it just as much as I did."
makes this a winning book is the universal connection of putting
feelings into words that all girls and grown up girls can relate to."
reading The Truth, my granddaughter asked me how Dr. Holstein had known
so much about her? I told her that Dr. Holstein didn't know her
at all. My granddaughter replied, 'But she knows exactly how I
feel and think!'"
A great book for mothers and daughters to read
together, 'The Truth' is aimed to improve communication, understanding,
and self-esteem for young girls as they enter a difficult time in their
'The Truth, Diary Of A Gutsy Tween' is available to
teachers and educators at no charge upon request. Dr. Holstein can be
contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. All of her works are
available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and all other online retailers.
More information on Dr. Holstein and her work is available at her
website at http://www.TheTruthForGirls.com.
Barbara Becker Holstein, internationally known Positive Psychologist is
the creator of The Enchanted Self ®, a positive psychology method for
happiness. She is in private practice in Long Branch, New
with her husband, Dr. Russell M. Holstein.
Dr. Barbara can be
found on the web, interviewed, writing articles and posting video 'TED'
style talks on Happiness, Positive Psychology, Relationships
She has been a contributor to Heart and Soul,
Cosmopolitan Magazine, Redbook, Real Simple, The Wall Street Journal,
Time on line, the Today Show and Family Circle Magazine.
Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
170 Morris Ave.,
Long Branch, New Jersey 07740
Twitter: @truth4girls, and
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