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Senior School Wellbeing: For students

Senior School Wellbeing resources for students and parents

Source: Black, S. (2019). 

Senior School WellbeingTrusted and accurate information and resources that support student health and wellbeing.
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Emotional support eBooks you can access from home

Out of the Dark: Coping with Emotional Changes

Out of the Dark features fictional narratives paired with firsthand advice from a licensed psychologist to help preteen and teen girls cope with difficult, life-changing circumstances. The books explores the emotional problems that are common for teenage girls to experience and how to cope with them. Strong, Beautiful Girls is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Dealing with Stress: A How-to Guide

Do you feel stressed out? Everyone does sometimes. School, extracurricular activities, and family obligations can take their toll on teens, but they can learn how to keep their life from overwhelming themselves. Readers find out what causes stress, how the body handles it, what happens when a person has too much stress or doesn't deal with it correctly, and surprisingly, when stress can be a good thing.

Under Pressure - Handling the Stresses of Keeping Up

Under Pressure features fictional narratives paired with firsthand advice from a licensed psychologist to help preteen and teen girls successfully manage their busy lives. The book discusses the pressures that girls are under to keep up in today's high pressure world. Strong, Beautiful Girls is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Can I Tell You about Depression?

This illustrated book is an ideal introduction to depression - a condition that can be particularly difficult for children to understand. It is suitable for readers aged 7 upwards and shows family, friends and anyone who knows someone affected by depression how they can offer support.

School Survival - Keeping Your Cool at School

School Survival features fictional narratives paired with firsthand advice from a licensed psychologist to help preteen and teen girls find new ways to face everyday challenges at school. This book is a collection of stories of young girls who are dealing with everything from feeling like an outsider to struggling to feel secure about athletics. School Survival will leave readers feeling confident to succeed at school, both academically and socially.

Communication Smarts: How to Express Yourself Best in Conversations, Texts, E-mails, and More

Email, cell phones, Facebook, texts, letters ... even good old-fashioned face-to-face conversation. Teens today have all kinds of choices when it comes to communication. But did you know that there are unwritten rules that go with every form of communication? Sending a text to a friend, a letter to a future employer, and a thank-you note to your aunt and uncle all come with very different rules. Figuring out how to communicate effectively will affect every part of your life. In this book, you'll discover: * how to communicate during a job interview. * when it's okay to text--and when it's not. * how to write cover letters, thank-you notes, and more. * how to use communication skills to resolve conflicts. * why it's important to choose your words carefully, especially when you're upset. 

Communication Skills for Teens: How to Listen, Express, and Connect for Success

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. 

Food, health and fitness eBooks you can access from home

This Is Me - Facing Physical Challenges

This Is Me features fictional narratives paired with firsthand advice from a licensed psychologist to help preteen and teen girls handle physical challenges. Topics include obesity, diabetes, nut allergies, lactose intolerance, asthma, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, and speech impediments. Throughout the book, Talk About It questions encourage discussion. Additional resources, a glossary, and an index are also included. This Is Me will leave readers feeling confident to face physical limitations and inspired to reach for new heights. Strong, Beautiful Girls is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Weight and Health

By presenting both real-life case studies and the most current scientific research, this book provides the information young people need to understand the indivisible connection between weight and health.

Playing Safe, Eating Right - Making Healthy Choices

Playing Safe, Eating Right features fictional narratives paired with firsthand advice from a licensed psychologist to help preteen and teen girls evaluate options and choose healthy ways of living. Topics include diet and exercise, sleep, drugs and alcohol, and physical danger. Throughout the book, Talk About It questions encourage discussion. Additional resources, a glossary, and an index are also included. Playing Safe, Eating Right will leave readers with the necessary information to lead healthy lives at this critical age.

Food and Energy

From breakfast to dinner and everything in between, this book offers eager readers a fun look at energy balance. Learn how to understand the Food Guide Pyramid and ways to balance energy in and energy out. Check out skills for making smart food choices and approach issues related to BMI and body image in a straightforward, positive light.

Dietary Supplements

Are you looking for a healthy body? Quick weight loss with no dieting? Top athletic performance without breaking a sweat? Websites, infomercials, magazine ads, and celebrity tweets make an astonishing array of claims about the improvement to health and performance that will come from using dietary supplements. Registered nurse Connie Goldsmith takes an in-depth look at the wide world of dietary supplements--vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements, weight-loss products, performance-enhancing products, energy boosters, and more.

Nutrition Basics

Nutrition Basics helps readers understand and trace the history of nutrition, explore the science behind it, and discuss controversies from an objective viewpoint. The title will engage readers on the topic and help them to weigh the pros and cons as they make their own food decisions.

Can I Tell You about Eating Disorders?

This illustrated book is an ideal introduction to understanding the complex issues surrounding eating disorders. It shows family, friends and teachers how they can support a young person with an eating disorder and will also be a good place to start when encouraging open conversations about eating disorders at school or at home.

Study and assignment help eBooks you can access from home

Studying and Test Taking

Studying for a test can be a daunting task. Some people wait until the last minute while others are organized and prepared when the time comes. Good study habits are all about paying attention in class, taking good notes, finding a quiet place where you can concentrate, and planning ahead! Learn how to reduce anxiety before a test by following a few simple rules that will help you to ace your next big test. This book will allow students to determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

Writing an Informational Essay

There are certain steps you can take when writing a research paper that will make the finished product a lot easier! Many people, such as scientists and businesspeople use research skills to make products better or more useful, and to teach others how to do their jobs more efficiently and effectively. Picking a topic, gathering and organizing your information, and putting it all together are discussed in this title. By following these steps, you are guaranteed to get an A on your next research paper! This book allows students to determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

Science Projects

Have you ever been assigned a science project at school? It can be a little overwhelming. But, if you follow a few simple guidelines, it will make it an enjoyable experience. Think about something you wonder about. That is a good start. After picking your topic, conduct research by using the Internet or library, talk to experts about the topic you've chosen, form a hypothesis, test it and write down your observations, and form a conclusion based on them. Record all your information and present your prize-winning project to your class! This book will allow students to explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

Writing an Opinion Paper

Writing an opinion paper isn't writing about factual information, but writing about what your opinion on a topic is. The challenge is to appeal to other people's feelings and emotions, while leaving yours out. This type of paper can be more challenging than you think. Organizing your thoughts, writing a list of reasons that support your opinion, and which reasons can be proven with facts and which are simply how you feel. Learn how to frame your paragraphs, formatting, and transition words that help you make your opinion clear and persuasive! This book will allow students to ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

Smart Online Searching

The information you find online can sometimes feel overwhelming. Which online sources can you trust? How do you know which sites include the facts you're looking for? Learn the basics of how to do an effective online search, what to do if you have trouble finding information, and how to tell whether a source is reliable.

Research and Synthesize Your Facts

You've been assigned a research project. You have your research topic and reliable sources, so what's the next step? This book will teach you how to take notes, refine your guiding questions, and fulfill your goals for writing the report. Wondering about the best ways to track and credit your sources? Foggy on how to put together a bibliography? Not sure how to organize your information? Find the answers here!

Write and Revise Your Project

You're ready to write your research paper or presentation. Learn how to create a convincing argument, support your opinions using facts and figures from reliable sources, and edit and revise drafts of your work. When should you quote an information source directly? When should you paraphrase? How do you create a strong conclusion? Wrap up a successful research project here!

Public Speaking

Discover how to overcome stage fright by being prepared rehearsed, and ready for unforeseen circumstances. Write a memorable speech that will impact and persuade you audience. Learn how to tailor the speech to have maximum appeal to the group.

Group Projects

When it comes to a group project, the key word is teamwork! When each member of your team is assigned a different job, it allows you to learn from others and develop skills that will benefit you in the working world. Working with others can be challenging and fun, and it can teach you how to address and resolve conflicts that may come up during your project. Make sure your next group project is a success with all the tools you will need! This book will allow students to determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.

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