Boxford, MA (PRWEB) October 15, 2009
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, many girls experience a "crisis of confidence" during the tween years as the emotional strength and spirit they were born with diminishes. In her new book, Tween You and Me: A Preteen Guide to Becoming Your Best Self, author Deb Dunham provides tools that help tween girls transform the destructive self-doubt that is common among adolescents.
"Self-consciousness escalates between the ages of eight to twelve," says Deb Dunham, author of Tween You and Me. "Learning the skill of positive self-talk can help a girl shift her focus from critical to supportive. It can also help her build confidence and self-worth during the process of identity development that occurs in the preteen years. This is a critical component to thriving in the teen years and beyond," states Ms. Dunham.
While self-help books are often thought of as the domain of adults, this first-of-its-kind title is a comforting companion to any girl going through the exciting but challenging process of becoming a teenager. Parents will find that this book's instructional yet empathetic style provides an opportunity for meaningful dialogue with their daughter about self-respect and a positive self-image.
Tween You and Me: A Preteen Guide to Becoming Your Best Self, is available on Amazon.com, at bookstores everywhere, and through the author's website at http://www.tweenyouandmebook.com.
A public reading and book signing tour at literary-focused locations on the North Shore of Massachusetts is scheduled for Fall 2009.
Author: Deb Dunham
Format: Soft Cover, 8.5 x 5.5", 60 pages
Retail Price: $9.98
Publisher: Empowered Publishing, A Wyatt-MacKenzie Imprint
About the Author
Deb Dunham is passionate about nurturing the self-esteem and independence of young people. Ms. Dunham's background has been one of healer and advocate for all ages, as a Physical Therapist, Birth Doula, and mother of three children, including two tweens. Deb is also self-employed as an adult educator and has taught ancillary programs on disability awareness and health education to elementary students. Ms. Dunham offers workshops for preteens and their parents. Visit http://www.tweenyouandmebook.com and http://www.trueinnerstrength.com to learn more.
Deb Dunham, Author
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