The Teenage Body Book

The Teenage Body Book

By Kathy McCoy; Charles Wibbelsman

Hatherleigh Press, Paperback, 9781578262779, 300pp.

Publication Date: August 26, 2008


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.

About the Author
KATHY MCCOY, PH.D., is an award-winning author of twelve books, a psychotherapist, and assistant to the chancellor at the California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles. She has written for publications like "Redbook," "The New York Times," and "Family Circle. "An online expert specializing in adolescent psychology, she has made numerous appearances on the "Today "show, "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "Geraldo," and "Sally Jessy Raphael.
"CHARLES WIBBELSMAN, M.D., is an award-winning author and the former "Dear Doctor" columnist for "'TEEN Magazine," Chief of the Teenage Clinic at Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco, and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, Medical School, he appears regularly on "Parenting and Psychology "on BAY-TV and is an online expert for the National Parenting Center.

CHARLES WIBBELSMAN, M.D., former "Dear Doctor" columnist for 'TEEN, is a nationally prominent adolescent medicine specialist and chief of the Teen-Age Clinic at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Francisco. Among other media appearances, he has done weekly teen-oriented medical segments for the KRON-TV "Morning Show" in San Francisco.

Praise For The Teenage Body Book

"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