Communication Skills for Teens: How to Listen, Express, and Connect for Success
- In today's world teens use social media and technology for most of their communication
- This easy to read book helps teens improve their communication skills and enables them to connect with others in a genuine and meaningful way
- Teaches teens valuable lessons that they will be able to use for the rest of their lives
By Michelle Skeen PsyD, Matthew McKay PhD, Patrick Fanning, and Kelly Skeen
Communication is an essential life skill that every teen must learn. Based on the New Harbinger classic, Messages, this book will teach you the necessary skills--such as assertiveness, active listening, and compassion--to become an effective communicator for life.
In an age of social media, texting, and ever-evolving technology, it's easy to forget how to engage in real, face-to-face communication, a critical skill for your future success! As you become more connected to your smartphone and the internet, your ability to connect in person may diminish. But technology doesn't replace the need for effective communication skills. In fact, successful personal and professional relationships are dependent upon connecting with people face-to-face.
Communication Skills for Teens provides the guidance you need to become a better communicator and succeed in all areas of life. You'll also learn tons of essential life skills, including active listening, assertiveness, clarifying language, the art of an apology, compassion, interviewing skills, family communication, and more. Each chapter focuses on one key aspect of communication, offers a real teen's perspective, and includes practical exercises to help you apply what you've learned in the real world--away from your computer and smartphone screens.
By following the practical, skills-based tips in each chapter of this book, you'll learn powerful communication techniques to last a lifetime.
208 pages, 8 x 6 x .5 inches, paperback.
About the Author:
Michelle Skeen, PsyD, is a therapist who lives and works in San Francisco. She has provided brief and long-term therapy for individuals and couples utilizing schema, cognitive, behavioral and mindfulness-based therapies to address interpersonal issues, weight management, anger, depression, anxiety, disabilities, and trauma. Skeen has studied schema therapy under Jeffrey Young PhD and Wendy Behary and completed her postdoctoral work at the University of California, San Francisco.