Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Holiday Gift For Girls That Helps Build Self Esteem - Dr Barbara Becker Holstein's 'Diary Of A Gutsy Tween' Now Available

Holstein's book uses Positive Psychology concepts in an engaging work of fiction for teens and tweens that helps girls build self esteem

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.

Dr. 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 book."

Readers of 'The Truth' have made the following comments:

"Reading this book made me realize I really need to take more time to talk with my daughter about her fears, worries, hopes and dreams."

"I like 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 are)."

"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."

"What makes this a winning book is the universal connection of putting feelings into words that all girls and grown up girls can relate to."

"After 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 lives.

'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 drbarbara@enchantedself.com. 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.


Dr. 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 Jersey 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 and Parenting.

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.


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