The Secret for Teens Revealed: How Parents, Teachers, and Teenagers Can Inspire Leadership and Transform Lives Paperback – Sep 1 2008
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of was, why didn't this book come out when I was a teen! Everything I
wished I had learned as a teenager-the importance of goal setting,
developing healthy self-esteem, living in alignment with my values-I
finally did learn through years of trial and error, but if I'd had
Andrea's wonderful book back then, there's no telling how far I'd have
risen-and how much quicker!
The Secret for Teens Revealed should be required reading for teens and their parents (as well as teachers, administrators, etc.), and for anyone else who still wants to make the most of their life and life experience. A GEM of a book!"
Mike Brooks, Mr. Inside Sales, author of The Real Secrets of the Top 20%: How to Double Your Income Selling Over the Phone
Ms. Samadi organizes her chapters in a manner suggesting she is very familiar with "best practices" in education. There is a pre-test before each chapter, valuable information in the middle and suggestions for taking the information into the real world. She successfully incorporates the concepts of multiple intelligence and individual learning styles in a way that involves the reader.
Pivotal points made in the introduction include a reminder that change takes time and energy. Knowledge, as measured on standardized tests, does not translate into results--in this case, personal growth.
It seems that since the beginning of the field of mental health,the focus has been on mental illness. It is past time for the current generation of young people be introduced in a systematic way to the positive aspects of their life.
The ten lessons with the five step approach in each chapter makes the text easy to follow. It may prove difficult at times to engage the student who has difficulty reading. However, there are enough exercises to engage most students.
The only concern raised when using this book was a reference on page 85 referring the reader back to the stick figure on page 58. Unfortunately, there was no stick figure on p. 58. Other than this very slight editorial error, as a psychologist and educator, I would recommend this book for any character education program or leadership class.
For those wishing to present this information to teens, it would be an excellent idea to read and apply the knowledge to their own lives before sharing the knowledge.
I have been involved in the personal development industry for over 20 years and can say for certain; this book is a tool for everyone. The concepts she approaches here are not elementary. They're fundamental. After years of coaching global clients I see topics, included here, that I receive questions on daily.
The beauty of her approach is that she explains these essential concepts clearly, gives examples that include graphics and then helps the reader integrate the transformational ideas into their life through thoughtful questioning.
I will now include Andrea Samadi in my list of master teachers that I recommend without hesitation.
I learned some powerful and important lessons from The Secret, how fantastic that now these powerful lessons can be learned earlier in life as teens AND I love that parents and teachers can work together to inspire such leadership. This work does transform peoples lives, because I have experienced it.
I highly recommend this book