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It Will Get Better :  Finding your way through teen issues - Melinda Hutchings

It Will Get Better

Finding your way through teen issues

Paperback Published: 1st July 2010
ISBN: 9781742371139
Number Of Pages: 312
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old

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Teenage life brings up plenty of issues and can feel overwhelming at times.

In It Will Get Better, Melinda Hutchings draws on her own experiences and those of many teens who speak openly about their issues - everything from family break-ups and troubled friends, to cutting, cyber-bullying and experiencing the death of a parent. They talk candidly about dealing with difficult emotions and what did or did not help them. Most importantly, they share the insights they gained that helped them heal and move forward.

Alongside the teen voices are helpful sections of expert advice, practical tips, websites and many other supportive resources to help you find your way through.

Perfect for the information-hungry generation and their parents, It Will Get Better is revealing and informative, providing strategies to face and overcome challenging issues and helping teens to recognise their enormous potential to create a happy and fulfilling future.

About The Author

For well over a decade Melinda Hutchings, author of Why Can't I Look The Way I Want? Overcoming Eating Issues, has made teen issues her cause. Her website bodycage.com has had more than half a million hits. As Ambassador for the Inspire Foundation Australia, she is intimately aware of the challenges teenagers face and how best to communicate with them.

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"A solid addition." "Library School Journal""

Introductionp. xi
Sometimes bad stuff happens … but you're going to be okayp. 1
Dealing with family break-upsp. 7
You're not alonep. 38
Abuse-It's not okayp. 48
Living with an alcoholic parentp. 63
Let's talk about suicidep. 78
Struggling with eating issuesp. 89
Staring into the depths of depressionp. 103
Drugs-A mask for heartachep. 110
When drinking gets out of controlp. 115
What if you think you're gay?p. 130
Self-harming-The pain behind the scarsp. 144
Pregnant and scaredp. 164
Coping with bullyingp. 172
Cyberbullying-Harassment at a new levelp. 186
When death snatches a friendp. 201
Grieving the death of a parentp. 209
There is always a turning pointp. 230
Yes, you can change perspectivep. 244
Coping strategies for everyday lifep. 249
Helping someone you love-For friends, parents and carersp. 258
If you knew then what you know nowp. 262
Moving forwardp. 274
Steering the path to your futurep. 285
You are enoughp. 288
Notesp. 290
Acknowledgementsp. 292
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ISBN: 9781742371139
ISBN-10: 1742371132
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 1st July 2010
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1