Self Esteem for Teens

Taking Charge of Your Life 
A book to help teenagers enjoy life more.

A book to help teenagers enjoy life more. They learn to live more confidently and to be more effective in dealing with awkward situations. They learn to deal with criticism, say ‘no’ respectfully, state their needs and deal with requests and demands. They are helped to feel better about themselves and become more encouraging and positive, especially in their own families. Developed and produced in co-operation with Barnardos.

The programme offers eight weekly sessions to help young adults, aged 15 or 16+, to learn the same respectful skills as their parents and thus reinforce change within the family system. The emphasis is on growth in self-confidence, saying ‘no’ to peer pressure and finding fairer, less aggressive ways of dealing with problems. The boxed kit includes a video, two leader's guides, a pack of twenty-five certs, and one copy of the participant's handbook, Taking Charge of your Life.

Costs: Boxed Kit: £55 / €65  Facilitator's Guide: £9.50 / €11.00  Parent's Handbook: £8.50 / €10.00 Video: £30 / €35


Who uses this programme?  Among those who use this programme are the following organisations:

The Hope Project, Wellingborough


Programme outcomes: The course builds self-esteem and confidence, and equips young adults with an awareness of alternative ways of behaving. Skills that are useful in dealing with unwelcome peer pressure are acquired.

Feedback: “I have often gone off in a huff, even kept up the silence with my parents for a few days, and I enjoyed the feeling of power I got from ‘punishing’ them like that – I didn’t care about the atmosphere I created. But it was no way to deal with conflict. It was childish. I needed this course to grow up.”