When Life Sucks for Teens

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There are times when life really sucks for teens.  For example.....

  • Their boy/girlfriends break up with them/cheat on them
  • They can't do stuff they really want to do
  • They have no motivation for that project due tomorrow.
  • They hate the way they look.
  • They feel down for no reason.
  • They feel on the outer with friends.
  • They drank too much last night.
  • They had a fight with their best friend.
  • They can't sleep.
  • Their friends are depressed and they worry about them.
  • Teachers and parents are mad with them.
  • They have horrible thoughts in their head.
  • They feel like hurting themselves.
  • And more...

When these kinds of thing happens, they can do with some advice.  Like what to do, and sometimes more importantly - what not to do.  

The trouble is, often teens don't tell adults around them about what is going on. So parents, teachers and other carers can't support them effectively, in ways they need to be supported.

And even when teens do tell people about what is going on - they often don't listen to these adults.  It's Mum/Dad/Ms Smith/Grandma - what would they know??

Besides, there are times when well meaning parents and adults simply just do not know what to say.

This is where "When Life Sucks for Teens" will come in handy.

I have spent 15 years listening to thousands of teenagers and spent a zillion hours talking through all the options with them.  I've learnt a lot from these teens and their situations and I've got a few ideas of what works.  

Here's what I've included:  Ideas, tips, things to tell yourself, things to say (yes, the actual words), things not to do at all costs, what's normal and what's not and a few extra things that I think can make a huge difference for you right now.

Here is a free sample of a couple of chapters.

What do people say about this book?

Before reading the ‘Life Sucks handbook’ I found that I was constantly struggling to work out how to help my friends and I found myself getting more and more anxious each day but now it is so much easier! I love how Kirrilie has included comments or experiences from people she has worked with as they help me to know that I and these people are not alone. The different things and ideas we are given to think about and use are very helpful when different issues come up in life. Overall, I have found the Life Sucks Handbook to be very, very helpful and I am sure I will continue to find it helpful long into the future.
— Katie, Year 12 Student
Accessible and Helpful. Title and cover are eye-catching...often picked up by students for a closer look
— Tina Jameson, Librarian, Woodcroft College

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Bravo! I know how many years, how much clinical experience and how much deep thinking has gone into this publication. You are making a difference in the lives of families all over the state and beyond. I thank you for sharing your wisdom in a practical, readable, entertaining and common sense way. Congratulations
— Emma Rieger, Secondary Teacher, Former School Counsellor
Thank-you for writing both When life sucks & The years that count. I found them to be incredibly insightful, intelligent & relevant for Australian teenagers. I will be recommending them to anyone struggling with the emotional needs of their teenagers, in a time which feels to be particularly challenging to be a parent
— Justine, Parent

Why should PARENTS and CARERS of teens READ this book too?

It will teach you what to say, what advice to give and help you see what's normal for young people facing challenges.

Bravo! I know how many years, how much clinical experience and how much deep thinking has gone into this publication. You are making a difference in the lives of families all over the state and beyond. I thank you for sharing your wisdom in a practical, readable, entertaining and common sense way. Congratulations
— Emma Rieger, Secondary Teacher, Former School Counsellor
Just LOVE these books. They are fantastic. Like Kirrilie herself, they are unpretentious and written with heart. She conveys respect, empathy and compassion for children and their wellbeing. Kirrilie’s writing is informed by theory and experience but unlike most other books written by psychologists, there is no long winded psychological jargon! Both books are easy to read, concise, practical and a great resource for both parents and children. I will most definitely be recommending these books to my clients.
— Alex Brooks, Clinical Psychologist

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