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In Healthy Living for Teens, young writers show that it&’s possible to overcome bad habits and lead healthy lives in a…time when substance abuse, junk food, and low self-esteem and self-worth are major social problems. Inspire teen and preteen readers to take responsibility for and make wiser decisions about their lives with the essays in this book—each written by a teenager. Within these pages, Edwin Mercado, Evelyn Gofman, Antwaun Garcia, and many others describe how they got on the right path toward healthy habits, breaking unhealthy ones like smoking, taking drugs, abusing alcohol, or seeking comfort in foods they know are unhealthy. Essays include: Tales of a 17-Year-Old SmokerHow I Quit Fast FoodClean and Kind of SoberWhat Drugs Do to YouStarving for AcceptanceShapin' Up!Dear Food DiaryGuttony GetawayI Desperately Needed Cooking 101What is Bad Food so Good?Why Should Teens Care About Nutrition?My Hood is Bad for My HealthMale on the ScaleScaling BackThe Would-Be VegetarianBreathing EasierHow Exercise Relieves StressPoetry Keeps Me CalmDo for YouNature is My SalvationMy Life with OCDArthritis at ThirteenAddled on Adderaland more Through these essays, teen readers—as well as their parents, teachers, and caregivers—will pick up new tricks to beating bad habits but will also be provided a much-needed glimpse into how the world looks to our younger generations.
By Nicola Morgan. 2018
An uplifting and optimistic guide to navigating the ups and downs of teen years and preparing for adulthood.Author Nicola Morgan…is an international expert on teen development and mental health. During her talks to parents of pre-teens, she immediately sensed two overriding emotions: fear and pessimism. Parents were worried about their children becoming teenagers, assuming that it would be a negative experience. Not only is that a sad outlook on the teenage experience--it doesn't have to be true! Breezy and compassionate, Positively Teen teaches teens how to approach their adolescent years with optimism and understanding, giving them the skills they need to develop long-term well-being. Full of practical, proven strategies, it includes advice on how to flourish both physically and mentally--from learning to do things you enjoy, to understanding how to look after your diet, exercise and attitude, to understanding your personality. With these strengths and skills in hand, teens will learn to weather any storm and thrive on the challenges of this time in their lives.
By Ruby Roth. 2013
Introducing three- to seven-year-olds to the "ABCs" of a compassionate lifestyle, V Is for Vegan is a must-have for vegan…and vegetarian parents, teachers, and activists! Acclaimed author and artist Ruby Roth brings her characteristic insight and good humor to a controversial and challenging subject, presenting the basics of animal rights and the vegan diet in an easy-to-understand, teachable format. Through memorable rhymes and charming illustrations, Roth introduces readers to the major vegan food groups (grains, beans, seeds, nuts, vegetables, and fruits) as well as broader concepts such as animal protection and the environment. Sure to bring about laughter and learning, V Is for Vegan will boost the confidence of vegan kids about to enter school and help adults explain their ethical worldview in a way that young children will understand. From the Hardcover edition.