Young Adult - Non-Fiction

UNPLUGGED! A Practical Guide to Managing Teenage Stress in the Digital Age: Proven Techniques for Promoting Emotional Wellness, Achieving Healthy Habits, and Building Resilience

Category:Young Adult - Non-Fiction

Author:Oreste J Daversa

  • Publisher: Cutting Edge Technology Publishing
  • Publication Date: July 4, 2023
  • Number of Pages: 132
  • ISBN-10: 1952294223
  • ISBN-13: 978-1952294228

UNPLUGGED! A Practical Guide to Managing Teenage Stress in the Digital Age by Oreste DAversa is a powerful resource for parents, guardians, and educators navigating the increasingly impactful digital age on teenagers' well-being. The author communicates with fluidity and accessibility, offering a range of practical solutions intertwined with real-life examples to address the contemporary challenges when it comes to how children are affected by digital reality. Divided into seven chapters, each section serves as a robust toolkit, focusing on distinct stressors commonly faced by teenagers in the modern era. The book covers topics such as stress management, academic pressures, peer relations, bullying, social media use, the political climate, and trauma. Each chapter delineates feasible techniques for teenagers to develop emotional wellness, healthy habits, and resilience.

What makes this guide invaluable is its pragmatic approach. By presenting strategies like meditation, journaling, time management, positive self-talk, setting boundaries for social media use, and fostering open-mindedness, the book offers hands-on, user-friendly solutions. DAversa's approach covers diverse areas crucial for teen development. Through an amalgamation of self-care practices, self-esteem building, navigating challenging social dynamics, and promoting media literacy, the book offers tools that can be practically implemented in a teenager's life.

The book is not solely aimed at teenagers. Parents and educators are equally enriched, gaining insights on how to assist and guide adolescents through the multifaceted challenges of the digital world. Overall, UNPLUGGED! is an invaluable guide that offers vital support to teenagers, parents, and educators in understanding, addressing, and managing the array of stressors that come with the digital age. It illuminates a path towards emotional well-being and resilience, empowering individuals to navigate the complexities of contemporary life and to craft a balanced, fulfilling lifestyle. Oreste Daversa comes across as an expert in handling teenage problems resulting from contemporary digital technology. As a parent, I found this book to be inspiring, thought-provoking, and filled with life-changing tools. The book is as resonant as it is timely and the author has the uncanny ability to examine the ills of digital technology and the impact it has on young users.


Reviewed By: Cristina Prescott

Reviewed Date: November 8, 2023

Category: Young Adult - Non-Fiction