Life can be tough as a teenager, and it can be hard for parents to know how to help them through in a way which they will understand – after all, parents are from another planet, right? Every single book on this list will make a stunning gift for teenage girls through the empowering lessons, examples, stories, and exercises, which show them that they can achieve the unachievable if they really want to.
Relax, Girl! You Got This
You want to tell your new-in-high-school daughter that she’s got this, but you’d probably be met with a heavenward glance. This book says it in a way that she’ll take on board.
Life Lists for Teens
Lists are a great way to organize your life, and they’re a useful skill for teenagers to learn. This book is crammed with lists on subjects such as school, tolerance, and online behavior.
How to Like Yourself
Teenage years can be riddled with self-doubt and low self-esteem as they struggle to find their place in the world. This book tackles it with sensitivity and teaches them how to love themselves.
The Power of Positive Thinking
The power of positive thinking can’t be overstated, and this book makes a great gift for teenage girls who can sometimes struggle to see the silver lining in any situation.
The Running Dream
This empowering story about a girl who lives for running, but loses her leg in an accident, will encourage girls to go for their dreams, however many hurdles they face.
The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make
This bestseller will hand young people the tools with which to make the best possible choices in 6 of life’s most important areas, and is packed with quizzes, illustrations, and more.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
This miniature version of the book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens is the perfect size to fit in their pocket for a daily reminder of how to get ahead in life.
The Teen Girl’s Survival Guide
Teen expert Lucie Hemmen has compiled this top ten tips list for teens on how to not only survive but thrive in social situations and interactions, based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques.
The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens
It’s not just the body which needs a good workout, so does the mind, and this workbook will put them through their paces as they build their self-esteem and confidence.
Just As You Are
The sun doesn’t compete with the moon, they each have their time to shine, and that’s what this book teaches youngsters – ‘stop comparing yourself to others, because you’re perfect as you are’.
The Success Principles for Teens
This teen friendly tome builds on The Success Principles with a whole load of strategies which will guide teenagers in setting goals and achieving success in whatever they want to do.
What Color Is Your Parachute?
Not everyone knows what they want to be when they ‘grow up’, and this career guide uses a tried and trusted method of helping them figure out what they want to do.
Women in Science
STEM is a big part of life, so encourage girls to excel in their chosen field with this collection of stories about 50 of the most notable women in history.
More a book for parents of teenage girls, this edition will help moms and dads navigate their way through the seven transitions which take their daughters from girls into women.
Learning to Love the Girl in the Mirror
Self-love isn’t narcissistic, it’s essential, and ‘Learning to Love the Girl in the Mirror’ will help her to feel more confident and avoid self-esteem issues as she grows up.
Girls will no longer be silenced, and this guide will help teenagers to have their voices heard, in a calm, positive, and self-assured manner, in every kind of situation.
Dumplin’ is a feel good story about Willowdean Dixon, a young girl who doesn’t conform to society’s ideal but decides to take on the town’s beauty pageant just the way she is.
The 30 girls who feature in Teen Trailblazers all achieved magnificent things before the age of 20, proving to your teen that sisters really are doing it for themselves.
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