A practical guide to help teens (and former teens) feel and deal with painful emotions. Hope and help for handling: Anger, Fear, Hate, Low Self-Esteem, Shame, Guilt, Loneliness, Sadness, Rejection. Today's teenagers face many challenges, including concerns about violence, family problems, peer pressure, and intense emotions. Concerned adults wrestle with how to help teens not only survive but thrive during this exciting - yet sometimes painful - period in their lives.
Practical and user-friendly, this ecumenical guidebook helps all people but particularly teens to recognize and deal with painful feelings. The author shows how to identify and articulate the emotion that's being felt, offers practical and constructive ways to express the emotion, and suggests how to involve God in one's emotional life. Instead of feeling overwhelmed, readers will see how to name and claim their emotions, then how to tap into their personal power to work through the pain and find emotional health.