By Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen

This most recent delivering within the bestselling chook Soup for the Teenage Soulseries explores a number of demanding situations confronted via modern day youngsters. inside its pages teenagers will locate snap shots of life's complexities expressed from the point of view in their friends. teenager participants percentage their recommendations and emotions on tough concerns, starting from terrible self-image to innovations of suicide, from family members discord to dealing with the loss, from peer strain to college violence.

Teens ranked pressure as certainly one of their best issues (along with baby abuse and STDs). normally, the strain can think overwhelming, whether or not they contain caring approximately an upcoming try, festival activities, relatives obligations, courting, or extra severe concerns equivalent to melancholy, suicide, and college violence.

The first 3 volumes of the Teenage Soulseries and the spouse magazine illustrate the continuing acclaim for this sequence (unit revenues exceed eleven million). fowl Soup for the Teenage Soul on difficult Stuff and the Spring...

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I secretly unfolded the contraband on my bed that night. The story, which had seemed so confusing in class, became quite clear to me in the still of my room. I not only got it, I could even relate to it. It was the true story of Louis Braille. He lived in the 1800s and was blinded by a childhood accident. During this time, society shut off the blind from having much of an education. Many were left with the bleak future of becoming homeless beggars. Despite much misunderstanding of his disability, Louis Braille “advocated” for himself.

When I was a freshman, I dreamed of playing basketball for the WNBA, but that dream died the night of the accident. Now, I’m so glad because I am playing again, and I’ve worked on getting my stride back. But I’ll never get back to the level where I used to be. My knee jerks back awkwardly when I run, and my coordination will never be the same. The effects of the brain injury have not been just physical. When I first got back to school, I was put into a special resource room to do communication, speech, occupational and physical therapy.

Hopefully, this lesson gets passed on to you, the reader, and will spare you similar pain. At the very least, it will let you know that you are not alone in the world with your challenges. One of our most important criteria for including a story is that it leaves the reader a better person for having read it. An example of this is the much-loved poem “Somebody Should Have Taught Him” from the first Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul book. In this poem a young girl is killed by a drunk driver on her way home from a party where she chose not to drink.

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