Barbara Holstein, Positive Psychologist, author and educator reveal the
top technology tool for teaching children self esteem and resiliency
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Dr. Barbara Becker
Holstein: The Top Technology Tool For Teaching Children Self Esteem And
many people believe new technologies offer cutting edge solutions to
educational challenges, Dr. Holstein believes the key to success lies
in engaging teens and tweens at their own level
Branch, NJ, January 20, 2014] A recent article in The New York
Times entitled "Silicon Valley Turns Its Eye to Education" stated that
"The education technology business is chock-full of fledgling companies
whose innovative ideas have not yet proved effective....". The key to
effectiveness lies in the student's willingness to engage with the
Barbara Becker Holstein, Positive Psychologist, Author and Educator,
comments: "There is one technology that has been around for thousands
of years and clearly has proved itself as an educational tool, and that
is the book. Since printed material first came available,
generations upon generations of people have benefited by the
educational information they have learned through the printed page.
However, even books can improve in what and how they offer learning
We know that girls, tweens and teens
need help in developing resiliency, and better self-esteem. Can
books be helpful? Of course. Most women who grew up reading
Judy Bloom novels can attest to the fact that they not only felt
attached to the characters in her books, enjoyed the plot, but also
found themselves personally enhanced by the read.
as a positive psychologist I decided to write fiction for girls, tweens
and teens, I decided that creating a girl's diary where the reader can
identify with the courage, resiliency, humor, talents, longings,
problem solving skills, worries and successes with the protagonist
would be the way to go. The truth is my decision has
worked. Girls, tweens, teens, their moms and grand moms and
teachers fall in love with the girl in The Truth, Diary of a Gutsy
Tween and then love her again as she becomes a teen in Secrets, Diary
of a Gutsy Teen. Then the questions at the end of the books and
space to journal, give families a chance to better communicate and
understand each other."
Dr. Holstein recently released "The
Truth, Diary Of A Gutsy Tween". The new book is a revised and expanded
edition of her very successful book, 'The Truth: I'm a Girl, I'm Smart
and I Know Everything'. The new book is published by Sky Pony Press.
Facebook page, thetruthforgirls, highlights many of the topics woven
into "The Truth". Articles, videos, remarks, conversations,
visuals, on this page center around many of the issues that tweens face
growing up. These include: self-esteem issues, quarreling in
families, divorce, moving to a new home, a new school, best friends, a
crush, bullies, a death in the family, money issues, not feeling
pretty, feeling sad, feeling lonely, jealousy and more. Dr. Holstein's
book for teens and tweens is a first in using fiction for embedding
positive psychology concepts.
Her second book in The Truth
Series is “Secrets: Diary Of A Gutsy Tween”. The book is scheduled for
release in February of 2015. Now the girl is 13. She handles many
adolescent issues, including a crush, moving, a death in the family,
feeling fat and problems with girlfriends. 'Secrets' provides a
book kids and parents and grandparents can share and use as a sounding
board for needed communication between the generations.
“The Truth” and “Secrets” are great for parents, grandparents, older
siblings and teachers to establish lines of communication with the
tweens and teens in their lives. Both books are being re-released by
Sky Pony Press.
Dr. Holstein is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or 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 is available at her website at
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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