Product Code: 8376
ISBN: 9781631984358
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Free Spirit
Pages: 144
Published Date: 08/26/2019
Availability:In stock
Price: $14.99

Untempered stress among teens is approaching epidemic status. Prolonged and intense anxiety can feel like being stalked by a tiger, never knowing when it will strike. Helping adolescents cope with day-to-day stressors - like school, friendships, family, and social media - can help curb impulsivity and other risky behaviors.

Now in its fourth edition, the revised and updated Fighting Invisible Tigers teaches teens proven techniques and stress management skills to face the rigors of growing up. Packed with useful information on how stress affects physical and emotional health, readers will learn:

-smart approaches to handle decision-making
-easy steps toward greater assertiveness
-relaxation and mindfulness exercises to focus their minds
-time management skills to avoid feeling pressured
-how to avoid online drama
-positive self-talk techniques
-and more!

Getting rid of stress is impossible, but learning how to control the response to it can help teens develop healthier relationships, make better decisions, and outsmart those tigers.

Ages 11 and up

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Fighting Invisible Tigers
How Can This Book Help?
Stress 101: The Lowdown on Invisible Tigers
The Fight, Flight, or Freeze Response
Short- and Long- Term Stress
Coping Strategies
10 Myths and the Truth About Stress
11 Tiger-Taming Techniques

#1 Get Moving
Some Benefits of Physical Activity
The FIT Formula for Physical Activity

#2 Fight Stress with Food
Why Is Eating Healthy So Important?
Bad Diet Habits
Why It Can Be So Hard to Eat Well

#3 Find Your Calm Center
What Are Relaxation and Mindfulness Techniques?
Focused Breathing
Sitting in the Calm
Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR)

#4 Stand Up for Yourself
Assertive Skills
The ASSERT Formula

#5 Weave a Safety Net of Support
The Importance of Weaving a Safety Net
The Five Levels of Relationships
Strengthening Relationships

Take Charge of Your Life
Writing Your Own Script
Reaching Your Goals

#7 Get Time on Your Side
How Time Management Can Help You
Setting Priorities
Time Management Tips

#8 Risk Trying New Things
Are You a Positive Risk-Taker?
Start Small and Give Yourself a Chance to Learn
Avoiding Perfectionism
Find Support and Celebrate Successes

#9 Stand on Solid Ground
Decisions Are Powerful
Making Decisions When the Pressure’s On
Managing Peer Pressure

#10 Choose the Upside View
Seeing the Upside
Positive Self-Talk
Lighten Up

#11 Manage Digital Tigers
Watching for Digital Tigers
Taming Digital Tigers
First Aid For Tiger Bites
When Is It Time to Get Help?

A Final Word
About The Author

“This best-selling book by Earl Hipp gives teens information on how stress affects health and decision-making. While it is not faith based, students will learn stress-management skills, such as assertiveness, time management, and relaxation exercises.” - YouthWorker Journal

“A top pick for community library parenting collections.” - Midwest Book Review

“Helps you understand how stress affects your mind and body. It also gives both long- and short-term strategies for dealing with stress effectively.” - New Moon Magazine

“Straightforward, enjoyable, easy-reading style . . . Excellent reading for those in the mental health field or anyone working with teenagers.” - National Mental Health Association

“Provides useful, practical tools and ideas for folks of any age.” - Whole Earth Magazine

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