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Confidence-Building Books

Updated: Jul 15

May is National Mental Health Awareness month. The young people in our lives are not only navigating the often-squeamish world of growing up (which is not for the faint-hearted), but they are doing so during a health crisis, adding to the stress and anxiety many of them are feeling. The online resource verywellfamily.com have some book suggestions to help them feel more confident and empowered.



Best Overall Book for Teens: You Don’t Have to Learn Everything the Hard Way by Laya Saul

"Reviewers says this book is chock-full of tidbits to help teenagers navigate a complicated world."


Best Book for Decision Making: The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make by Sean Covey

"Showing teens how to make smart choices regarding the six most crucial points they’ll face."


Best for Self-Esteem: Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris

"They also map out five concrete ways that teens can actually act to bring about personal and social change."


Best About Success: The Success Principles for Teens by Jack Canfield and Kent Healy

"A fun and engaging book that offers a road map with proven principles to help teens reach any goal."


Best Career: What Color Is Your Parachute for Teens by Carol Christen and Richard Bolles

"Designed to help high school and college students zero in on their favorite skills and find their perfect major or career."


Best for Positivity: The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

"A classic that should be in every teen’s bookshelf for reference."


Best Artistic: Do Your Best Forget the Rest Good Vibes Coloring Book

"A motivational coloring book for adults, teens, and kids."

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