Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein

Resilience and self-esteem are the essential ingredients needed for happiness. In all her books and films, Dr Holstein presents positive psychology as entertainment and a means to happiness.

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein is a Positive Psychologist and an award winning, successful published author.

She is committed to helping girls, tweens, teens and women of all ages develop a strong sense of self, confidence, resiliency and the courage to develop their talents and potential to the fullest

All of Dr. Holstein's work is focused on helping girls, tweens and teens build self esteem

"This book should ideally be stocked in the home libraries of families with children and in school libraries worldwide."
R. Malezer - Readers Favorite - Secrets

The Truth



Growing up is tough. Adults don’t always understand you (even though they were once kids), and children today face increasing pressure to be, look, or act a certain way. Written in the voice of a girl on the cusp of becoming a teenager, The Truth provides young girls with an opportunity to see how a girl, who is in many ways like themselves, handles her toughest problems and most personal thoughts. Each new page brings forth a discussion to help girls handle everyday problems: How do you survive a bully? How do you handle a crush on a boy? What can you do about relentless teasing by your peers? What really matters as you grow older?


Following in the footsteps of The Truth, Secrets: Diary of a Gutsy Teen begins as the thirteen-year-old protagonist makes a move with her family to a new town. She has grown up a lot over the past year--and has made a list of everything that's important to her now that she doesn't want to forget when she gets older. But now, as she enters her early teen years, she begins to write down the secrets she wants to keep--and the ones she has no one to tell about. From new school experiences to a new baby in the family to a new crush, this new teen finally feels empowered on making her own decisions with confidence and keeping those secrets she holds dearest for herself.

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In a positive and supportive diary-entry format, Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein encourages tween and early teen girls to carry the most precious parts of themselves into adulthood. Both are great books for mothers and daughters to read together - aimed to improve communication, understanding, and self-esteem for young girls as they enter the rocky road of teenager-dom.




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