Resources – March 2010

The materials listed here are resources on adolescent health and development. These materials are available for use in the Life Skills, HIV/AIDS and Sexuality Education Resource Centre at the AHI Youth Centre at 17, Lawal Street, Jibowu, Yaba, Lagos.


GirlWise: How to Be Confident, Capable, Cool, and in Control
by Julia DeVillers

What do you do when… you’re at the lunch table and you knock soda over into someone’s laps? Or you need a job? You hate your clothes? You’re broke? Inside, more than 100 experts tell you how to deal and so much more! Girl wise is one-stop shopping for all the stuff you want to know, need to, you MUST know! You’ll find great tips from experts in fashion, business, etiquette, sports, and more to help you become the ultimate Teen Girl-confident, capable, comfortable, cool, conscious, and taking control of your life.


Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul 2: Stories About Facing Challenges, Realizing Dreams and Making a Difference (Chicken Soup for the Soul)
by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Patty Hansen

A chicken soup for the preteen soul book written mostly by preteens- for preteens. Filled with true stories about finding yourself, achieving dreams and dealing with tough issues- this book will inspire you, make you laugh out loud, show you that you’re not alone in the experiences and help you to remember that life isn’t as bad as you think it is. The issues that you deal with each day are in here-friendships, body changes, first crushes, difficult choices, and tough stuff like divorce, moving, and dealing with death for the first time.


What Teens Need to Succeed: Proven, Practical Ways to Shape Your Own Future
by Peter Benson

This book tells you how you’ve got the power to shape your future, change your life for the better, and, make a difference in the lives of people around you. This book helps you learn how to build assets. Not financial assets, but developmental assets- good things you need in your life and i9n yourself. In what teens need to succeed, you’ll find more than 1,200 ideas for building assets at home, at school, in your community, and with your friends. More than 120 true life stories about teens and adults who are building for themselves and other.


The Good Enough Teen: Raising Adolescents with Love and Acceptance (Despite How Impossible They Can Be)
by Brad E Sachs PhD

The good enough teen will help parents to understand the invisible information experienced by teenagers, as well as the ways in which adolescents intimately influence this understanding. Respected psychiatrics helps you to recognize your unrealistic expectations for your teenager and to love, accept, and nurture him or her-not just in spite of, but because of, his or her imperfections.

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