A Guide for Teens

A personal message from the author:

I wrote the book to help teens to better understand the ups and downs of adolescence and how normal they are, but to give them tools to build resilience by learning to focus on meaning in life.

This can be finding meaning in adversity as well as seeking out meaningful experiences rather than those that feel empty and can affect our moods in a negative way.

The book also focuses on having teens learn to identify their unique character strengths as identified by the VIA Institute on Character and to use these strengths to build confidence and to reach outside of themselves to help others.

–June Rousso

Building Resilience and Finding Meaning in Life: A Guide for Teens is written a nonfiction book written in proses. It is psychological in nature, introducing teens to some of the basic tenets of psychology and it can be applied to their lives. The book also is interactive in nature in that it gives teens the opportunity to reflect on questions that are designed to illustrated concepts of the book and to stretch their thinking in a way to learn and grow emotionally and spiritually.

The guide also can be read by counselors and educators to help teens cope and live a more meaningful life. The guide was inspired by the teachings of Dr. Viktor Frankl, noted author of Man’s Search for Meaning, and by the research findings on character strengths presented by the VIA Institute on Character.

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