"Hey. We go to Milldale Middle School. We’re very different in lots of ways, but we’re all good friends. A couple months ago, we were just hanging out when these kids came over . . .”
So begins the journey of Jack, Jen, Chris, Abby, Mateo, and Michelle—six students just trying to figure it all out in middle school. Be Confident in Who You Are follows these characters as they work to meet new challenges and survive the social scene—without losing sight of who they are.
Book 1 of the Middle School Confidential series deals with self-esteem, offering insider information on common tween and teen concerns as well as practical advice for being healthy, feeling good about who you are, and staying in control of your feelings and actions—even when the pressure is on. Here is some of what's inside:
- Tips to silence the “Opinionator”—that voice people have in the back of their minds that says they’re not good enough
- 5 effective ways for dealing with teasing
- Teen advice on shutting out peer pressure and doing what’s right
- Ideas to unplug “Mental Movies”—repeating thoughts that can bring people down
- 5 everyday ways to de-stress
- And much more!
Filled with character narratives, quizzes, quotes from real kids, tips, tools, and resources, this book is a timely and engaging survival guide for the middle school years.
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Middle School Confidential™ 2: Be Confident in Who You Are is a 49-page graphic novel app based on the book. Designed for kids ages 8–14, the app features richly layered movie-like sound effects and music and allows the reader to interact with the story. The app is available for the iPad, NOOK Color, Kindle Fire, and other Android tablets. Learn more at MiddleSchoolConfidential.com.
Not sure how to use the books in the Middle School Confidential series in your classroom, counseling, or after-school setting? Download A Leader’s Guide to the Middle School Confidential Series for discussion questions and activities you can use to promote discussion on important tween and teen topics.
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Check out “Family Confidential: Secrets to Successful Parenting,” a weekly podcast series from Middle School Confidential author Annie Fox. Listen in as Annie provides practical parenting advice through conversations with authors, educators, and therapists. Dynamic discussions help strengthen family connections with tips, insights, and practical tools for guiding your kids through middle school and beyond.
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See Icon Key 96 pages, illustrated, softcover, full-color, 6" x 8", ISBN 978-1-57542-302-9