Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Tough Times: Stories about the Hardest Parts of Being a Teenager

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 22, 2011 - Family & Relationships - 384 pages
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Teens love reading about these challenges, either to support themselves, or to learn more about what their friends might be experiencing. The stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Tough Times offer support and encouragement to any teen.

Being a teenager is difficult even under idyllic circumstances. But when bad things happen, the challenges of being a teenager can be overwhelming, leading to self-destructive behavior, eating disorders, substance abuse, and other challenges. In addition, many teens are faced with illness, car accidents, loss of loved ones, divorces, or other upheavals. These 101 stories from Chicken Soup for the Soul’s library describe the toughest teenage challenges and how to overcome them.
 

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Teens need stories like this to relate to. . .so that they realize that they're not alone.
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Contents

A Special Forewordby Jack and Mark
Courage
Staying Strong
Swimming with Dolphins
Losing Myself
Role Reversal
Stuck with No Way Out
Panic
Getting the Most Out of Life
Lessons Learned
Already Perfect
Life Is a Gift
Blameless
Forgive
Hot PotatoCold Potato
Cryings Okay

I Said No
Lumps
Not Alone
Tough Choices
A Sobering Place
My Toughest Decision
A Step Toward Healing
Dangerous Depression
That Warm Night
Independence Day
No Longer a Child
Sixty Second Flashback
April 15th the Worst and Best Day of My Life
Being There
Donna and Claudia
Jerry
For Such a Time as This
A Call for Help
SPF 1000
Kim
Take Back the Night
The Tragic Reunion
Why Rion Should Live
The Right Thing
Forever Beyond a Goodbye
The Little Things that Make a Big Difference
Losing Hope
Change
Beautiful She Said
My Own Thing
Nintendo Master
The Turning Point
Kind Words
Family
What Siblings Know
Good Night Dad
A Birthday Gift
The Unexpected
Healing with Love
Losing Mom
Tell Me Why You Cry
Her Depression Her Strength
Not Your Typical Prom Night
I Wish You Were Dead
Pushing Forward
No Matter What Happens
Anything Is Possible
Blessed
Academic Excellence Begins with a 51 Studebaker
My Mothers Strength
Mountain Fever
Learning from a Teenager
Behind the Bathroom Door
Pulse
Lucky After All
Loss and Grieving
Why Didnt You Try?
Cancer the Only Word I Cant Say
Emergency 911
A Friendship to Remember
I Never Knew
Dont Stop the Dance
Losing the Best
Stay with Me
Soul Sisters
The Little Red Bunny
The Gift of Time
Letting Go
Reaching Out
Its Tough to Be a Teenager
The Rose with No Thorns
Their Bullet My Life
Operation Save the World
The Walk That Changed Our Lives
Slender Thread
Dads Gift
The Dustpan Carrier
Homeboy Goes to Harvard
The Shadow
Second Chances
The Long Journey Home
A Struggle to Be Me
A Sobering Experience
Silence
Cookie Cutter Hands
It Happened to Me
Youll Never Walk Again
You Are Not Alone
Sorrows Underneath
Recovery Is Beautiful
Staring Back at Me
Eternal Light
SleepAway Camp
Take Back the Night
The Perfect Family
My Loss
A Smile Can Save a Life
Who IsJack Canfield?
Who IsMark Victor Hansen?
Who IsAmy Newmark?
Thank You
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Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen are co-founders of Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Amy Newmark is publisher and editor-in-chief of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

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