The Grit Guide for Teens

The Grit Guide for Teens
A Workbook to Help You Build Perseverance, Self-Control, and a Growth Mindset
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The Grit Guide for Teens: A Workbook to Help You Build Perseverance, Self-Control, and a Growth Mindset (cover)


Written by a clinical-child and school psychologist and based in the latest research, The Grit Guide for Teens will help teens build perseverance, resilience, self-control, and stamina. The term “grit” embodies all the characteristics that help people accomplish the things they want, such as self-control, tenacity, and the ability to fail well. Using the skills outlined in this book, teens develop both grit and a growth mind-set—a way of thinking that focuses on improvement and hard work in order to achieve any goal they might set. Studies show that grit isn’t something you have to be born with—it can be taught and learned!


“Caren Baruch-Feldman has synthesized a masterful workbook that will prepare young people to thrive in both good and challenging times. There are so many books written for adults on how to shape teens. Finally, here is one written for youth in a respectful, understandable, actionable tone that inherently recognizes young people as experts in their own lives who will take the reins when offered the tools to become their best selves. Bravo.”

—Kenneth Ginsburg, MD, MS-Ed, author of Building Resilience in Children and Teens and Raising Kids to Thrive

The Grit Guide for Teens is a gift for adolescents and their parents! Caren Baruch-Feldman has written an essential survival guide for life! Easy to read and eminently helpful, high schools everywhere would do well to make this a life course!”

—Bob Ditter, MEd, LCSW, child-adolescent therapist, and national camp trainer and consultant

“Persistence-perseverance-grit: from my perspective it is when purpose and practice transform desire into accomplishment. Caren Baruch-Feldman has created an excellent workbook that can help every young person become more skilled and focused, and every educator and parent more intentional and motivated.”

—Gil G. Noam, PhD, EdD, faculty member at Harvard Medical School, and founder and director of The PEAR Institute: Partnerships in Education and Resilience, at Harvard University