Goddess Fish: “The Truth, Diary of a Gutsy Tween” by Barbara Becker Holstein Super Book Blast

By Ruth on March 17, 2015 in book, giveaway, promo
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SBB_TourBanner_TheTruthDiaryOfAGutsyTween copyThe Truth, Diary of a Gutsy Tween

by Barbara Becker Holstein

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“I hate Angela and I wish she would move away tomorrow!” “I get so worried when I hear my parents fighting at night.” “My mother thinks my crush is silly. I know I am in love!” “I have so many questions about growing up. Who will answer them?” “I feel so awful when Jake makes fun of me.” “When I grow up I going to remember how to have fun with my kids and never look away.” Growing up is tough. Adults don’t always understand you (even though they were once kids), and children today face increasing pressure to be, look, or act a certain way. Written in the voice of a girl on the cusp of becoming a teenager, The Truth provides young girls with an opportunity to see how a girl, who is in many ways like themselves, handles her toughest problems and most personal thoughts. Each new page brings forth a discussion to help girls handle everyday problems: How do you survive a bully? How do you handle a crush on a boy? What can you do about relentless teasing by your peers? What really matters as you grow older?

 

In a positive and supportive diary-entry format, Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein encourages tween girls to carry the most precious parts of themselves into adulthood. A great book for mothers and daughters to read together, The Truth is aimed to improve communication, understanding, and self-esteem for young girls as they enter the rocky road of teenager-dom.

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Date: June 27

 

Dear Diary,

 

I can’t believe it. Today we moved, and I feel like I’m in a dream. I just keep walking around our new house and wondering when we will go home. It feels so different and strange. Everything is on one floor (that’s called a ranch house). The floors are all bare wood. My mom said our rugs would look terrible here so she let the people who bought our old house keep them. I think she was probably right. They were a dark maroon and the walls here are a light cream. I don’t think that would look good. I went to the bathroom three times since we got here and every time I used a different bathroom. I can’t believe it. Three different toilets in the same house! Only my friend Susan, my rich friend, had more than two bathrooms in her house. And four bedrooms! And a family room. I can’t believe we have this much space now.

 

When I look out of the windows I expect to see the shrubs and the Hudson’s house who were next to us on the left, but I don’t. Instead, I see a big open field that will probably have houses built on it by next year. That’s what my dad said anyway. And when I look out to the right I expect to see our clothesline and the Dixon’s driveway, but instead I see rose bushes and a wooden bench under a tree that the last owners said we could have.

 

Tonight, we had to eat supper off paper plates and use plastic forks, knives, and spoons because our boxes are still packed. My aunt made us a big picnic basket full of food and that’s what we ate for supper. It was delicious. There was fried chicken, potato salad and potato chips, cupcakes for dessert, and fruit salad. And at the bottom of the basket under the ice was a whole package of Hershey Kisses. Yum!

 

My brother already started to play with a kid next door who’s about a year older than he is. He’s so lucky. I have no new friends yet and that’s the truth!

 

 

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MediaKit_AuthorPhoto_TruthDiaryOfAGutsyTweenAUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

I have been a positive psychologist in private practice for the past thirty years. In the course of working with my clients, I originated the idea of THE ENCHANTED SELF(R), a positive psychology therapy where I teach people how to recognize and utilize their strengths, talents, skills and even lost potential. I have developed a number of methods, including using our memories to rediscover what is right about ourselves and our lives, rather than what went wrong, helping people to overcome adversity, experience positive emotions and live the good life!

 

Since developing this concept, I’ve been able to use many tools to bring the Enchanted Self to everyone, particularly women and girls. I’ve written many books, starting with THE ENCHANTED SELF, A Positive Therapy, and then Recipes for Enchantment, The Secret Ingredient is YOU!  My books for girls are very popular, as they are great fictional reads and also help deal with many of the questions that trouble kids as they move into the tween and teen years.  The Truth, Diary of a Gutsy Tween and Secrets, Diary of a Gutsy Teen are the first two books in this series.

 

I really love to teach and educate about happiness and how to benefit from positive psychology in ways that let us lead lives of meaning and happiness. You can find me all over the place on the web. In particular, www.enchantedself.com, www.thetruthforgirls.com, on Facebook at Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein: Psychologist & Author, on Pinterest at http://www.pinterest.com/barbarabeckerho/ and on You Tube. Just look for me on You Tube via Barbara Becker Holstein.

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5 Comments

  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Barbara Becker Holstein March 18, 2015 Reply

    Thanks so much for being an Earth Angel helping to bring the Truth to so many girls and their moms!

  3. Sandra Watts March 18, 2015 Reply

    I can relate from when I was growing up. I have only sons so it is not quite the same but they have a set of issues hitting that age all their own.
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  4. Isa March 18, 2015 Reply

    I feel like this book would be really nostalgic for me, relating to all these issues and questions when I was younger. It sounds like a good read!
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  5. vickie couturier March 22, 2015 Reply

    I know its too late to enter but id like to say that this sounds like such a good book,,i have a few tween grandchildren

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