Let’s cut to the chase...
Are you a teenager searching for books that will help equip and develop you without the assistance of anyone. Or, you’re a parent looking for self-help books for your teen.
You’re in the right place.
In this post, I’ll be sharing 5 self-help books every teenager should read and I highly recommend them.
So, without further ado,
1. The 7 habits of highly effective teens by Sean Covey
Every teenager deserves to be the best. And truly, the 7 habits of effective teens will help you achieve that. However, that doesn’t mean you will become the best version of yourself overnight, rather, it will provide you with a step-by-step guide from where you are now to where you want to be in the future.
This is an amazing handbook to success and self-esteem for teens. It contains real-life stories of teens, who overcame challenges to get where they are now.
It is a true gift of the teenage soul.
It offers teenagers a road map to a successful future. No matter the challenges you’re passing through in your teenage years, this book will help you pull through with its relatable stories.
In his book, Covey provides a simple approach to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, and appreciate their parents, as well as tackle the new challenges of our time, like cyberbullying and social media.
It is a popular book that is helping teenagers all over the world. I recommend you get one for yourself. If you’re a parent, please get one for your child. You can get it here. You’ll love it.
2. Think Confident Be Confident Workbook for Teens by Leslie Sokol PhD and Marci G. Fox PhD
This incredible self-confidence book was written by two leaders in the field of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), this engaging, must-have workbook builds on the success of Think Confident, Be Confident for Teens to provide proven-effective exercises and skills that will empower you to replace your self-doubt with self-confidence so you can be your best.
This book will teach you to overcome confidence’s greatest enemy - self-doubt!
When you frequently doubt yourself, you lose your confidence; meaning this greatest opponent wins. When you feel not good enough, a failure, or that you will be rejected. This book will help you defeat self-doubt and help you in the path of confidence.
How you think affects how you feel and what you do. Now, with this proven-effective skills-based workbook, you’ll be ready to eliminate self-doubt and build sustainable, unshakeable self-confidence and lasting self-esteem. You can get the book here.
3. How to Be You: Stop Trying to Be Someone Else and Start Living Your Life by Jeffrey Marsh
If you are having a hard time being who you are and living your life on your own terms, and you want to discover how to be your best self then this book is for you.
With questions asked in this book, you will help you discover things you never know existed. You are able to answer questions about how you do things and you will discover patterns that hold you back.
It is filled with little fun activities like designing your own superhero cape or drawing that Valentine you’ve always wanted which makes it an interactive experience.
Learn to deepen your relationship with yourself, boost your self-esteem and self-worth, and find the courage to take a leap that will change your life with this fabulous book. You can get it here.
4. Live Fearless: A Call to Power, Passion, and Purpose by Sadie Robertson
If you’re held back by fear, anxiety, or loneliness, here’s a book that will defeat that fear and help you become who God wants you to be.
A simple definition of fear you should hold on to is, it is False Evidence Appearing Real. So, do not allow fear to hold you back.
Sadie takes you on a thrilling personal journey toward power, passion, and purpose as you live at the center of who God created you to be.
In this book, she talked about how she struggled with insecurity, comparison, and isolation for too many years, from thigh gaps to eyebrows to the lifestyles she felt she had to live up to.
She was so afraid of being “found out,” that everyone in her life would somehow figure out that she was fearful and small and that she struggled to make her faith a reality and to be secure in who she is.
It took a major perspective shift from staring at comments on a screen to really digging into the pages of her Bible to see what God actually says about overcoming fear.
“Setting aside the fear, anxiety, and comparison to become the joy-filled person God created you to be is exactly what God is inviting you into. To really be seen and known. To be an agent of change by choosing compassion, connection, and acceptance for everyone you come in contact with. Inside this book are ways to find your power, passion, and purpose—and reach for your dreams” - She says.
I recommend this inspiring and life-changing book to all teens battling with fear and anxiety. Get this book, read it and discover your power, passion, and purpose. Here's where to find it.
5. Overcoming Procrastination for Teens: A CBT Guide for College-Bound Students by William J. Knaus EdD
This is a practical guide for teenagers and students struggling with procrastination. Procrastination is a bad habit that can stop your success. It is a problem that is affecting millions of students all over the world and it can hinder your growth and prevent you from having good grades or graduating with the best results.
If you do not beat procrastination in your teenage years, it can crawl to your adulthood. Now that you’re very young is the best time to overcome this plague ravaging the lives of millions already.
This book will help you understand the habit of procrastination, reduce it, and increase your ability to get things done. With simple and fun exercises and skills based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), you’ll learn to organize your schedule, manage homework, overcome negative self-talk, and improve your self-esteem. You can get it here.
Hope you enjoyed my top 5 amazing self-help books for teens? Do you have any you’ve read that you would love to recommend to a teenager? Please share in the comments. Don’t forget to like and share with your friends. Someone might need this.
Happy reading and self-discovery! Remember to read and take action 👍