The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens

The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens

Activities to Help You Build Confidence and Achieve Your Goals

Tutorful’s Best Child Self-Esteem Boosters/Resources 2018International Best-Seller!

Parents and Professionals – This Book Was Named in Tutorful’s Best Child Self-Esteem Boosters/Resources 2018!

From over 13,000 recommendations, The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens was selected as one of the top 33 books for helping improve children’s self-esteem.

One of the “10 Best Self-Esteem Books”

One of “4 Fantastic Self-Esteem Workbooks for Teenagers”

Amazing workbook for therapy! Great exercises and activities for teens.”

Five stars.  “So glad I bought this!  Noticed a difference in my daughter after the first day she did the workbook! Don’t know where we would be without it!”

Best Purchase Ever!  This series of teen workbooks is one of the most valuable resources I have found for counseling my at-risk teenage students!  . . . My 6th-12th graders happily and often eagerly engage in the questionnaires and activities in these books! They also have told me that they feel like they really do help. That in and of itself is worth it to me!”

GREAT for teens!  This is a great workbook for teens, or about to become teens! Have your teen do a couple of chapters at a time, then discuss each chapter with him/her. It will help open up discussion in your home!”

This is a brilliant, inspiring book that teaches and guides teens to navigate their inner world, as well as the world they live in. In a masterful piece, Schab has encompassed all aspects of teenagers’ experience: body, mind, spirit, and relationships. The workbook format offers results-oriented lessons for a lifetime of healthy self-esteem. I highly recommend this book . ..”

―Susan Schwass, LCSW, private practitioner working with teens and their families for thirty-five years

“Lisa Schab’s workbook on self-esteem for teens is replete with common sense exercises and instructions that are all informed by current research and developmental theory. Each (preface) attests to Schab’s practice wisdom and advanced clinical skills as a psychotherapist and professional . . .

—Randolph Lucente, PhD, professor of adolescent psychology, Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work

Internationally-acclaimed and listed almost daily as an Amazon “#1 Best-Seller,” The Self-Esteem Workbook For Teens has been translated into three foreign languages and receives the highest praise from both professionals, parents, and teens.  The book offers 40 self-esteem worksheets designed to help teens understand how their self-esteem developed and then teach the cognitive, emotional, and social skills that empower them to shift it from unhealthy to healthy.

Teen readers are compassionately guided to believe in the truth of their intrinsic self-worth and to discover and celebrate their authentic selves.  With this platform of confidence they then learn how to use the Power of Attitude, Gratitude, Responsibility, Possibility, Conviction, Tolerating Discomfort, Facing Challenges Head On, and more – all building to help them withstand peer pressure and embark on their own right path.

Each activity educates readers on a basic concept, offers a teen story to illustrate the concept, then provides questions designed to integrate the information and personalize it into their own real-life situations.

Excellent book! Vignettes are relatable to teens and normalize their experience!”

Five stars.  “I advise anyone with teenagers to get this for them. My daughter loves it.

“Highly recommended. This is a GREAT resource for anyone who teaches social skills!

I enjoy all the books in Lisa Schab’s collection. The two I use the most are this one and The Anxiety Workbook for Teens. I work as a therapist in a high school setting and I find that this book has a lot to offer. There is a diverse collection of activities . . . Some of my students even request opportunities to complete activities in The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens. I definitely recommend for any middle school/ high school level therapists, social workers, or school counselors.”

Five stars.  “Very user friendly! A go-to book in my counseling office!!

Five stars.  “LOVE this one!!!!!!”

“This book offers teenagers empathetic, honest, and clear ways to challenge self-esteem and build self-insight. It touches on everything from society’s external, often overbearing mixed messages, which teenagers encounter daily, to deep, personal internal conflicts and family dynamics. The numerous unique activities offer teens a safe and positive space to change their thoughts and actions, ultimately helping them to have more successful relationships and high school careers.”

―Nicole Brown, MAAT, LPC, CYI, The Child, Adolescent, and Family Recovery Center and the Child, Adolescent, and Family Development Center

“10/10  We love it!!!  I bought this for the teenagers in my group – but I quickly realized how much I enjoyed this book and how much I benefit!”

Five Stars. “I like the series and have actually purchased other books by this author. As the books are simple and easy to understand, the workbook exercises helped to reinforce the points….recommend this book to anyone as the book contents can also be used for adults as well.”

“Excellent worksheets for my adolescent clients!”

Five stars. “Great book.  I would recommend it to parents, workers, anyone that wants to help a teen. I use it for my work with teens. The exercises are doable and effective.”

Valuable resource. Well written with information and assignments to enhance learning. It has been very useful to me in my practice with adolescents and children as well.”

Five stars. “This book has been helpful for my daughter. She has ADD & with that come self-esteem issues. She’s able to work as she is comfortable. She’s 15 & has found it useful.”

“This has proved to be an excellent resource working with teens both in individual and group therapy settings. The flow from chapter to chapter is very natural, and is an excellent resource to help pinpoint specific areas for growth with teens.”

“When a student says, “Hey this book is neat and I like it…” then my work is done!!! Excellent resource.”

“Great product.  My daughter started and worked through 19 pages her first time. She is 13 and dealing with the typical 13 year-old girls stuff, and she seems to like sitting in her room working in the book.”

The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens actively engages students in a gentle self-exploration of the ways both internal and external factors influence their self-perceptions and well-being. The workbook is set up with a logical flow that provides information, engages the student in thoughtful self-analysis, and offers reflection on one’s individual strengths and positive attributes. Additionally, the workbook guides students in changing behaviors and thought processes detrimental to their well-being. The scenarios in the book provide relatable, real-life situations of which the adolescent can easily make sense.

―Wendy Merryman, PhD, counselor in the Central Dauphin School District, working to promote positive personal, social, emotional, and academic growth of students in individual, small-group, and classroom settings

The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens provides a comprehensive, usable format of step-by-step progression toward a healthy self-concept, the foundation of effective learning.  Lisa Schab has developed a program designed to encourage self-reflection, self-awareness, perseverance, and the importance of taking action to improve the situation.  Throughout, teens are counseled to pay attention to and act upon the urgings of the authentic self―an incredibly valuable life skill. The workbook could easily be used by either individuals or groups.”

―Nancy Hanrahan, MA, NCC, school counselor at St. Joseph School, Libertyville, IL

“Adolescence is often a bewildering time when self-esteem gets battered. Teens regularly second-guess themselves and worry about their self-worth, leading them to engage in self-destructive behaviors. This workbook gives readers practical, creative, and empowering tools to not only explore their identity but build self-confidence and make smart, healthy decisions. It also helps teens become critical consumers, discover their passions, navigate peer pressure, and become more compassionate toward themselves and others. It’s truly a must-read for any teen!

―Margarita Tartakovsky, MS, associate editor at

“This workbook encompasses all aspects of a teen’s journey to a higher self-esteem.

―Tracey Engdahl, juvenile corrections counselor

Talk to Lisa about speaking to your school, group or organization on these self-esteem topics, or ask about revising any topic to best suit your needs:

“Lisa’s knowledge of self-esteem is extensive.  She’s an expert on it.”
-Workshop participant

For Professionals

  • Creating Healthy Self-Esteem:  6 Central Principles for Clients to Embrace

For Parents

  • Help Your Child/Teen Create Healthy Self-Esteem:  6 Principles to Model and Teach

For Adults

  • The Power of Your Authentic Self:  How to Find and Celebrate the True You
  • Healthy Self-Esteem:  6 Principles for Creating the Confidence You’ve Always Wanted

For Teens

  • Healthy Self-Esteem:  Why You Need It, How You Can Get It
  • The Power of Your Authentic Self:  How to Find and Celebrate the True You

For Children

  • Cool, Calm & Confident:  Learning Assertiveness & Feeling Good About Me
More Self-Esteem Resources by Lisa Schab:
Self-Esteem for Teens

In a 6×8 backpack-size format, Lisa Schab lays out 6 core life principles that feed Healthy Self-Esteem, and compliments them with 6 Wisdom Tales and optional exercises for putting it all into practice.

The Self-Esteem Habit for Teens

This pocket-size volume offers 50 practical Positive Thought and Positive Action techniques for building healthy self-esteem in a 3-step Perceive It- Believe It-Achieve It format.  Teens can flip through and try the tip that feels right for them each day.

Cool, Calm, and Confident

Internationally recognized as a leading resource for teaching assertiveness, the 40 assertiveness worksheets in this book help to break the bullying cycle by giving both aggressive children and passive children the confidence and skills they need to use healthy, assertive communication.

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