Understanding and overcoming social awkwardness and anxiety for teens
In social situations, it can be really confusing to figure out what to say or do—and when you’re a teenager, it often feels impossible to get past the awkwardness. No matter why you struggle, you can build up your confidence with this guide to social skills for teens! With the help of real scenarios and easy-to-remember strategies, you’ll learn to identify the causes of your social discomfort and improve how you deal with tricky situations. As you practice, you’ll get better at handling emotions, reducing conflict, calming anxiety, and feeling comfortable.
This practical choice in socialization books for teens has:
Simple strategies—Find step-by-step tips, tools, and techniques to help you change a negative mindset, be assertive, ask questions, and much more.
Skill building—Bolster skills around confidence, emotional awareness, nonverbal cues, active listening, and empathy—and start using them right away.
Everyday situations—Use your new knowledge in person and online in all the key areas of your life, from friendships, family, and relationships to school and social media.
Discover an essential handbook that teaches real social skills for teens to use every day.
About the Author
KATE GLADDIN is an international youth speaker, certified life coach, published author, and teen resilience specialist. Through her school talks, coaching programs, and podcast, Okay. Now What?, Kate has shared her empowering message with more than 200,000 students to help them build the social and emotional skills they need to thrive through challenges in life. Originally from Australia, Kate now lives happily in the United States with her partner, Nate, and cheeky pup, Jaku. For more information about Kate, visit www.kategladdin.com or connect with her on Instagram @kategladdin.
“Kate's message is relevant for today's teenagers and is timelessly informative for all readers. Capturing practical tips for teens to better understand themselves and their potential makes this book action-oriented and practical.” —Dr. Timothy M. Wagner, Principal
“Kate Fitzsimons has a special gift connecting with and understanding teenagers. Kate provides a road map for teens who are hungry to learn how to become comfortable and confident in social situations. Her book will help teens make new friends and feel less lonely.” —Hallie Snyder, Mom of four, Small Business Owner, and Community Volunteer
“If you have a young person in your life who could use a little help with social skills, this is the needle in the haystack. The author includes her own experiences of fear, grief, low self-image, and anxiety. She offers helpful tools and examples of how to put social skills into action, and none of it sounds preachy. The book reads like a good talk with a very cool and understanding aunt.” —Angi Solley, Teen and Parent Counselor
“After 39 years of working with teens in schools, I can honestly say this book is a must-read for all teens. It is written with a practical and realistic tone to connect with them and help them deal with their greatest source of stress... their social life!” —Robert Devine, Former Superintendent and High School Principal