The Blended Family Journal for Teens: Prompts and Practices for Navigating Emotions and Finding Your Way (Paperback)

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The Blended Family Journal for Teens: Prompts and Practices for Navigating Emotions and Finding Your Way (Paperback)

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Help your teen learn to embrace this new vision of your family

When families change, it's common for teens to be afraid that they're getting lost in the shuffle. Inside The Blended Family Journal for Teens, licensed professional counselor Danielle Schlagel gives teens the tools they need to sort through their complicated emotions and learn to embrace their new blended family. Drawing on both professional and personal experience with blended families, Danielle will help teens dig into how they're feeling and learn how to navigate new family dynamics, communicate their needs, and take proper care of themselves.

What sets this book apart from other blended families books:
  • Support for teens—This guided journal provides teens with guidance written specifically with their unique challenges, difficulties, and needs in mind.
  • Engaging prompts—Teens will enjoy the time they spend with this journal and its array of journaling questions, drawing spaces, mindfulness exercises, and more.
  • Inspiring words—They'll find strength in uplifting quotes and affirmations that will help them keep calm, reflect on their experiences, and learn to love themselves.

Make it easier for your teen to adjust to your new family with this supportive blended family workbook and journal.
DANIELLE SCHLAGEL is a licensed counselor and the owner of a mental health practice: seity.org. She has worked with families from around the world, including blended families of all shapes and sizes. She and her husband blend their family in Boulder, Colorado.
Product Details ISBN: 9781638071938
ISBN-10: 1638071934
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: October 26th, 2021
Pages: 176
Language: English
"Wow this book couldn't be more perfect for teenagers right now! Being a teenager is hard enough, but adding your parents' divorce in the mix is enough for any teen to struggle with an overwhelming amount of emotions. The Blended Family Journal for Teens helps them work through those emotions in a positive way. I love the way the questions help teens express those emotions without pointing the blame at anyone. It also empowers teens to move past those emotions by teaching self-love and self-care." —Scarlett Tandy, Christian blended family coach, Enjoying Your Blended Family Podcast Host

"One thing is for certain: I cannot wait to share this tool with my pre-teen stepchildren. It took me most of my adult life to figure out how to sit with and work through my emotions... imagine if I had been exposed to such a simple, effective tool when I was stuck in the feelings left over from my parent's divorce? Danielle has an amazing knack for taking complicated processes and explanations—like how the mind works through emotional stimuli—and boiling them down for people of all ages to understand. Her prompts are simple, to the point, and incredibly effective at giving space to explore the deepest of feelings in a safe way. It's exactly what we need to support our kiddos through the blended family experience. Genius!" —Emmaline Repp-Maxwell, owner and creator of This Wonderful Life: An Honest Stepmom Blog

"This journal is such a fantastic complement to Danielle's book, The Blended Family! Her skill in creating prompts to help teens explore ways of putting their thoughts and feelings into words is invaluable! This tool will help ease the confusion and overwhelm so often riddling teens navigating family dynamic changes. When we can understand what we are experiencing and what we need, we have a better opportunity to find healthy and secure-functioning ways to meet those needs. I am so excited to share this with my clients!" —Lyndsey Ryan, MA, LPC, LAC, ACS Executive Director and Trauma Therapist, Integrating Insights, Inc.