The Teenage Body Book
A New Edition for a New Generation
Publication Date: August 26, 2008
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Winner of the American Library Association's Best Book for Young Adults Award.
From acne to emotions, healthy eating to stress-prevention, the teenage years are absolutely full of new challenges for young people; but help does exist, if you know where to look.
The Teenage Body Book by Kathy McCoy, PhD and Charles Wibbelsman, MD provides a vast source of useful information, advice, and resources to help teenagers deal with many of the new, sometimes troubling situations that they face in their formative years.
For many young people, the teenage years are lonely; often teenagers are hesitant to turn to their parents for advice, especially when they are engaged in risky behaviors. This can lead to a feeling of isolation, and is often accompanied by open rebellion from parents and role models. Teens have traditionally blundered through, sometimes seeking advice in unusual places, and believing misconceptions about themselves, others, and their actions.
The Teenage Body Book provides an indispensable resource for any teen with questions about their bodies, their feelings, the new stresses they face in daily life, or even making healthy lifestyle choices; it provides concrete solutions to important problems a teen may face, and emphasizes reaching out for help to parents and adults when it is needed.
Winner of the American Library Association's Best Book for Young Adults Award, this groundbreaking guide is now fully completely expanded and updated for the internet generation, The Teenage Body Book teaches boys and girls how to:
■ Overcome body image worries and maintain a healthy weight
■ Say no to drugs, drinking, smoking, and peer pressure
■ Cope with depression, anxiety, and stress
■ Avoid sexually transmitted diseases and teen pregnancy
■ Stay safe in cyberspace, and more
Reviewed by an all-new panel of 15 teens from around the country, The Teenage Body Book is sure to help any teen cope with one of life's most challenging, exciting, and troubling times.
Teens today face more choices and opportunities than ever before, and it is increasingly important that they have access to healthy options and lifestyle information. The Teenage Body Book focuses on providing useful, honest, and relatable advice for teens of the Internet generation.
The Teenage Body Book can help answer questions and provide advice when teens may be too embarrassed to talk to an adult directly, as well as serve as a useful starting point for both parents and teens who want to discuss almost anything pertaining to the teenage years.
Kathy McCoy, Ph.D., is an award winning author of over a dozen books, many of them for or about teenagers. She is a psychotherapist in private practice in the Los Angeles area and also works at UCLA Medical Center.
A former columnist for Seventeen and a former editor of ‘TEEN Magazine, she has written many articles for national magazines, newspapers and professional journals such as Redbook, Readers Digest, The New York Times, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, Ladies Home Journal, Glamour, TV Guide and The Journal of Clinical Child Psychology.
A popular guest on national television shows, Dr. McCoy has made numerous appearances on The Today Show, has been featured twice on Oprah, and has appeared on a number of other national and local television and radio shows. She has also appeared frequently on the pages of USA Today as an expert on adolescent issues.
Charles Wibbelsman, M.D., the award-winning author of four books and the former “Dear Doctor” columnist for ‘TEEN Magazine, is a nationally prominent adolescent medicine specialist. In addition to serving as chairman of the chiefs of adolescent medicine for the Permanente Medical Group of Northern California, he is chief of the Teenage Clinic at Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco and is a clinical professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco Medical School.
He is also a member of the Committee on Adolescence for the American Academy of Pediatrics. He also has served on the Board of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, on the San Francisco Superintendent of Schools Advisory Committee. He is currently President- Elect of The San Francisco Medical Society.
Dr. Wibbelsman is also a popular guest on national television shows, including The Today Show and Oprah. He has appeared weekly on San Francisco’s KRON television station’s, The Morning Show, for several years and frequently appears in medical educational broadcasts for physician training.
"This book should be not only in the library of every middle and high school, but also in the hands of every student and in health education classes. I cannot praise the substantial (300 pages) book enough!"
--Science Books & Films Online, a critical review journal by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
"A comprehensive handbook . . . answering questions every teenager would want to know. Includes a panel of teens offering insight, insuring that this updated verion of the classic Teenage Body Book is just as meaningful to today's teens. Recommended."
--Ann M. Warner, Eastern Washington Book Review Council
"The easily digestible chapters address issues of emotions, healthy eating, exercise, stress, mind-expanding substances and getting help when you need it . . . With helpful illustrations and charts, McCoy and Wibbelsman present the truth about adolescence and all the changes it brings, without sugarcoating the message or talking down to its audience. "
--Rod Lott, Oklahoma Gazette