Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Adolescent Psychology - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Popular Adolescent Psychology. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. I Can't Do That, YET: Growth Mindset

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Adolescent Psychology - August 2021

Enna is a girl who doesn't believe in herself and often utters the phrase " I can't do that! "  One night in a dream she sees all the possible future versions of herself, discovering that she can be any of those versions with time, knowledge and dedication. She develops a growth mindset throughout her journey and instead of saying "I can't do that," she learns to say "I can't do that  YET !”. Everyone who enjoyed Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It, The dot, Beautiful Oops! and The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes will also enjoy  I Can't Do That, YET . Perfect for children ages: 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8- but there is something valuable in it for kids of all ages and adults. Empower your kid with a Growth Mindset  and get it  NOW .

  • Author: Esther Pia Cordova
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (November 13, 2017)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-1545237274
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.08 x 10 inches


2. Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Adolescent Psychology - August 2021

The classic, New York Times -bestselling book on the psychology of racism that shows us how to talk about race in America. Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy? How can we get past our reluctance to discuss racial issues? Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about communicating across racial and ethnic divides and pursuing antiracism. These topics have only become more urgent as the national conversation about race is increasingly acrimonious. This fully revised edition is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand dynamics of race and racial inequality in America.

  • Author: Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • Publisher: Basic Books; Revised edition (September 5, 2017)
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0465060689
  • Dimensions: 5.8 x 1.5 x 8.3 inches


3. Therapy Games for Teens: 150 Activities to Improve Self-Esteem, Communication, and Coping Skills

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Adolescent Psychology - August 2021

Build teen self-esteem and communication skills with 150 simple, effective therapy games Planning thoughtful and productive therapy activities for teens doesn’t have to be a complex challenge or require a lot of specialized resources. Therapy Games for Teens makes it easier to reach them, with 150 games based in recreation therapy that help teens cope with stress, bullying, grief, anxiety, depression, and more. These fun and inclusive therapy games are designed specifically with teens in mind. Step-by-step instructions show you how to guide them as they practice everything from labeling their own emotions to creative ways of venting frustration, with techniques that incorporate mindfulness and self-reflection. Give teens the tools to navigate life’s challenges effectively, so they can grow up into confident, self-aware adults. Therapy Games for Teens helps: Put teens in control ―Designed for both groups and individuals, these therapy games use self-exploration and creative expression to help teens let their guard down and learn valuable coping skills. Discussion questions ―Each activity includes tips, talking points, and open-ended questions to help teens put what they learned into perspective and apply it to their lives. Practical and doable ―The therapy games use simple materials like pencils, paper, dry-erase boards, and tape so there’s no need for expensive or specialized tools. Help teens arm themselves with skills to manage their emotions and step into their potential.

  • Author: Kevin Gruzewski CTRS
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (September 15, 2020)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling
  • ISBN: 978-1647397760
  • Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches


4. Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children's Behavioral Challenges

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Adolescent Psychology - August 2021

A NEW approach to solving behavioral challenges. In Beyond Behaviors , internationally known pediatric psychologist, Dr. Mona Delahooke describes behaviors as the tip of the iceberg, important signals that we should address by seeking to understand a child’s individual differences in the context of relational safety. Featuring impactful worksheets and charts, this accessible book offers professionals, educators and parents tools and techniques to reduce behavioral challenges and promote psychological resilience and satisfying, secure relationships. Neuroscience-based effective tools and strategies for children labeled with: - Conduct Disorder - Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) - Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) - Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) - Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) - Anxiety & Depression - Autism & Developmental or Learning Differences And children who experience or have experienced: - Aggressive, confusing and unpredictable behaviors - Tantrums and meltdowns - Disconnection or shutdown - Adverse childhood experiences - Trauma and toxic stress

  • Author: Mona Delahooke
  • Publisher: PESI Publishing; 1st edition (March 19, 2019)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1683731191
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.71 x 10 inches


5. I Hear You: The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Adolescent Psychology - August 2021

+ 2018 IPA Book Award Winner + 2018 Readers' Favorite Award Winner What if making one tweak to your day-to-day conversations could immediately improve every relationship in your life? In this 3-hour, conversational read, you’ll discover the whats, whys, and hows of one of the most valuable (yet surprisingly little-known) communication skills—validation. Whether you’re looking to improve your relationship with your spouse, navigate difficult conversations at work, or connect on a deeper level with friends and family, this book delivers simple, practical, proven techniques for improving any relationship in your life. Mastery of this simple skill will enable you to: Calm (and sometimes even eliminate) the concerns, fears, and uncertainties of others Increase feelings of love, respect, and appreciation in your romantic relationships Quickly resolve, or even prevent, arguments Help others become open to your point of view Give advice and feedback that sticks Provide support and encouragement to others, even when you don’t know how to “fix” the problem And much more In short: this skill is powerful. Give the principles and practices in this book a chance and you’ll be amazed at the difference they can make.

  • Author: Michael S. Sorensen
  • Genre: Self-Help, Relationships


6. He's Not Lazy: Empowering Your Son to Believe in Himself

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Adolescent Psychology - August 2021

On the surface, capable teenage boys may look lazy. But dig a little deeper, writes child psychologist Adam Price in He's Not Lazy , and you'll often find conflicted boys who want to do well in middle and high school but are afraid to fail and so do not try.  This audiobook can help you become an ally with your son as he discovers greater self-confidence and accepts responsibility for his future.

  • Author: Adam Price PhD
  • Genre: Audible Books & Originals, Health & Wellness, Psychology & Mental Health, Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Adolescent Psychology


7. Smart but Scattered Teens: The "Executive Skills" Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Adolescent Psychology - August 2021

"I told you, I'll do it later." "I forgot to turn in the stupid application." "Could you drive me to school? I missed the bus again." "I can't walk the dog--I have too much homework!" If you're the parent of a "smart but scattered" teen, trying to help him or her grow into a self-sufficient, responsible adult may feel like a never-ending battle. Now you have an alternative to micromanaging, cajoling, or ineffective punishments. This positive guide provides a science-based program for promoting teens' independence by building their executive skills--the fundamental brain-based abilities needed to get organized, stay focused, and control impulses and emotions. Executive skills experts Drs. Richard Guare and Peg Dawson are joined by Colin Guare, a young adult who has successfully faced these issues himself. Learn step-by-step strategies to help your teen live up to his or her potential now and in the future--while making your relationship stronger. Helpful worksheets and forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. See also the authors' Smart but Scattered (with a focus on 4- to 13-year-olds) and their self-help guide for adults. Plus, Work-Smart Academic Planner: Write It Down, Get It Done, designed for middle and high school students to use in conjunction with coaching, and related titles for professionals. Winner (Third Place)--American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, Consumer Health Category

  • Author: Richard Guare
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press; 1st edition (December 17, 2012)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Mental Health
  • ISBN: 978-1609182298
  • Dimensions: 7.01 x 0.75 x 9.99 inches


8. The Power of Attachment: How to Create Deep and Lasting Intimate Relationships

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Adolescent Psychology - August 2021

How traumatic events can break our vital connections―and how to restore love, wholeness, and resiliency in your life. From our earliest years, we develop an attachment style that follows us through life, replaying in our daily emotional landscape, our relationships, and how we feel about ourselves. And in the wake of a traumatic event―such as a car accident, severe illness, loss of a loved one, or experience of abuse―that attachment style can deeply influence what happens next. In The Power of Attachment , Dr. Diane Poole Heller, a pioneer in attachment theory and trauma resolution, shows how overwhelming experiences can disrupt our most important connections― with the parts of ourselves within, with the physical world around us, and with others. The good news is that we can restore and reconnect at all levels, regardless of our past. Here, you’ll learn key insights and practices to help you: • Restore the broken connections caused by trauma • Get embodied and grounded in your body • Integrate the parts of yourself that feel wounded and fragmented • Emerge from grief, fear, and powerlessness to regain strength, joy, and resiliency • Reclaim access to your inner resources and spiritual nature "We are fundamentally designed to heal," teaches Dr. Heller. "Even if our childhood is less than ideal, our secure attachment system is biologically programmed in us, and our job is to simply find out what’s interfering with it―and learn what we can do to make those secure tendencies more dominant." With expertise drawn from Dr. Heller’s research, clinical work, and training programs, this book invites you to begin that journey back to wholeness.

  • Author: Diane Poole Heller Ph.D.
  • Publisher: Sounds True (March 12, 2019)
  • Genre: Self-Help, Relationships
  • ISBN: 978-1622038251


9. Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Adolescent Psychology - August 2021

In this New York Times –bestselling book, Dr. Daniel Siegel shows parents how to turn one of the most challenging developmental periods in their children’s lives into one of the most rewarding. Between the ages of twelve and twenty-four, the brain changes in important and, at times, challenging ways. In Brainstorm , Dr. Daniel Siegel busts a number of commonly held myths about adolescence—for example, that it is merely a stage of “immaturity” filled with often “crazy” behavior. According to Siegel, during adolescence we learn vital skills, such as how to leave home and enter the larger world, connect deeply with others, and safely experiment and take risks. Drawing on important new research in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, Siegel explores exciting ways in which understanding how the brain functions can improve the lives of adolescents, making their relationships more fulfilling and less lonely and distressing on both sides of the generational divide.

  • Author: Daniel J. Siegel MD
  • Publisher: TarcherPerigee; Illustrated edition (August 4, 2015)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling
  • ISBN: 978-0399168833
  • Dimensions: 6.05 x 0.9 x 9.02 inches


10. Empty: A Memoir

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Popular Adolescent Psychology - August 2021

An editor at This American Life reveals the searing story of the secret binge-eating that dominated her adolescence and shapes her still. “A smart, brave gift to the world. Bravo!” (Mary Karr, author of The Art of Memoir and The Liar’s Club )  For almost 30 years, Susan Burton has hidden her obsession with food and the secret life of compulsive eating and starving that dominated her adolescence. This is the relentlessly honest, fiercely intelligent story of living with both anorexia and binge-eating disorder, moving past her shame, and learning to tell her secret.  When Burton was 13, her stable life in suburban Michigan was turned upside down by her parents' abrupt divorce, and she moved to Colorado with her mother and sister. She seized on this move west as an adventure and an opportunity to reinvent herself from middle-school nerd to popular teenage girl. But she hadn't escaped unscathed, and in the fallout from her parents' breakup, an inherited fixation on thinness went from "peculiarity to pathology".  Susan entered into a painful cycle of anorexia and binge eating that formed a subterranean layer to her sunny life. She went from success to success - she went to Yale, scored a dream job at a magazine right out of college, and married her college boyfriend. But in college the compulsive eating got worse - she'd binge, swear it would be the last time, and then, hours later, do it again - and after she graduated she descended into anorexia, her attempt to "quit food".  Binge eating is more prevalent than anorexia or bulimia, but there is less research and little storytelling to help us understand it. In tart, soulful prose Susan Burton strikes a blow for the importance of this kind of narrative and tells an exhilarating story of longing, compulsion, and hard-earned self-revelation.

  • Author: Susan Burton
  • Genre: Audible Books & Originals, Health & Wellness, Psychology & Mental Health, Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Adolescent Psychology