• The Essential Social Skills Handbook for Teens

  • Fundamental Strategies for Teens and Young Adults to Improve Self-Confidence, Eliminate Social Anxiety and Fulfill Their Potential in the 2020s
  • By: Richard Meadows
  • Narrated by: Corey Katona
  • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (42 ratings)

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By: Richard Meadows
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Have you been missing out on getting what you want most in life because you lack confidence or are shy? Do you want to have the confidence to do anything you want and not care about what others think of you?

When I was a shy, overweight kid who lacked confidence, I was always the last person to be picked for the soccer team. I was afraid of looking like an idiot for asking a question out loud in front of everyone in class.

I thought I could never become the person I dreamed of becoming: the confident, jacked, and badass person who doesn’t care about what other people think. I stood in a corner at the party afraid to talk to the girl that I liked. 

If you can relate to what I’m talking about, and you would like to transform yourself, then this book is a must-listen for you.

These are just some of the problems I faced as a teen. I made it my mission to figure out what was making me anxious and what was holding me back from doing all the things I wanted to do. I‘ve now come a long way since, and I want to help you. 

In this handbook, you’ll discover:

  • How to communicate and get the message across, even when you feel like no one will understand you.
  • Exercises used even by the US Navy SEALs unit to remain calm under pressure.
  • The one simple word fix to your sentences that will take your communication to the next level and grasp anyone’s attention.
  • How to work with your parents, even if you feel like they don’t get you at all or can't help.
  • Absolutely everything you need to know to achieve every single goal and ambition you have.
  • Bonus templates for parents and teens to help with goal setting, planning, and mindset transformation.

Attention parents! There’s also an addendum with special advice and tips for you to help the teens in your life develop stronger social skills and overcome anxiety.

I am eternally grateful to my parents, as they played an instrumental role in my personal and social growth. I want to share with you everything my parents, counselors, and mentors did right and a few tweaks and improvements that in retrospect would have helped me gain confidence faster.

I guarantee you that this book will work for you because:

  • I’m not going to bore you with facts. I’ll tell you about the challenges and problems I faced, how I overcame them, and how you can too.
  • If you’ve tried all other self-help books and have not found them useful, this book will work for you, because this is not a self-help book - it is a book to help you take specific action using templates to start today and get closer to your goal today.
  • Even if you’ve tried all the mainstream advice, this book will work for you, because the advice is relevant for the 2020s.

Click on “Add to Cart” to learn everything it takes to become your best self.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Richard Meadows (P)2022 Richard Meadows
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Helpful support guide for teens

I first listened to this book to make sure it's appropriate for my teen to listen to as I wanted to make sure I understood the content that would be shared with them. I found this book to be very informative but in a way that teenagers can actually digest and understand. The thoughts shared in this book actually provide actionable items for the teens to do to help them strengthen their social skills. I have a daughter who is 16 and with ADHD and last night she was hired at her first job. Within hours, she had a mental breakdown that it was all too much for her. After listening to this book, I can clearly see that she needs this book. Anytime she is put in a situation where she has to do something new socially, all her walls come up and she becomes overwhelmed. I can't wait to have her listen to this book so that we can discuss it together and begin moving forward with her social skills.

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Helpful tips and advice!

If you are a teen that is looking for help in developing the skills you need to succeed in life, I highly recommend this book. It is filled with helpful tips and advice from someone who has been there before. Not only will it help you learn essential life skills, but it will also show you how to have fun while doing it!

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Beneficial book and practical!

Using the book, people can build their self-confidence and self-esteem.
In addition, the book provides strategies for improving our social skills and describing our personalities in depth.
As well as explaining numerous facts and information about anxiety in teens and how it manifests in so many ways,
the book helps provide lots of facts and information about anxiety.
By understanding triggers, managing anxiety, and improving communication, the author shows you how to cope better.
There was much to learn from this audiobook, and I enjoyed listening to it. Communicating correctly is vital to our well-being. I highly recommend this book!

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A must read for teens

Meadows sums up their book best when they say this book is “written by someone who has been where you are”. The teens who pick up this book want to hear tips from a person who felt the way they are feeling, and Meadows delivers. The incorporation of social media and its influence caters to the teens of today, rather than the teens of the past. This is a stamp of validation that anxiety, including social anxiety, is normal and can be overcome.

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  • MJ
  • 03-02-22

I Highly recommend this book

It is definitely a book every parent or legal guardian with a teenager should listen to as well as give to them, because not only does it nicely explain many of the common modern life skills children should know regarding socializing with society but it also explains why our children behave the way they do, such as being afraid of expressing themselves in front of others and such. As soon as my niece started opening herself up and talking to me about her problem, I knew the audiobook worked for her. My hope is that she will continue to improve.

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Extremely helpful with practical solutions

I got this for my nephew who is in high school. He recently opened up about his struggles in high school because of his social anxiety. having gone through something similar in my teen years, I could resonate and thus, bought this book. Gave it a listen first and I feel like this is the best resource I can give to him. I could highly relate to the stories given in the book, and the solutions to the problems felt like a caring adult is having a conversation with you, guiding you towards them. It was even helpful for me since I still have some of the conditioning in my mind after that period, so it was helpful in revisiting those and working them out.

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It's a lot different than when I grew up nowadays

I think teens need all the tools they can get their hands on to help. A great perspective and helpful!

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Great book for teens!

I wish I have this book before my kids turning to teens and going to college. I want them to become more confidence in themselves and more socialize. This book show you how to communicate effectively with others. I also love this book that it has the advice and tips for parents to help teens develop stronger social skills and overcome anxiety which help both ways. However, I think it’s not too late. I can use some advices for them when they are back. Highly recommend it!

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Pretty impressed

All I can say is where was this book when I was a teenager?! This book does a great job of speaking a teens language and and does an even better job explaining how to handle social anxiety or prevent it. I learned a lot about myself and why I reacted the way I did or did the things I did as a teen. I like that they added in their phone numbers to mental health institutions as mental health is a far overlooked subject. Great job!

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The way this book explains everything makes me feel understood. The most important part of this book for me was the communication section. It really pushed me to be better at this as this has been the root of my struggles most of the time. I recommend this to any teenager looking to make friends and connections easier. This book will help more than just your relationships. I've noticed improvements in other areas as well.

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  • DF
  • 12-04-22

Excellent and Informative

A fantastic audiobook for teens (and their parents too!). Lots of useful and insightful content and advice, broken down into easily-understandable sections, with excellent narration. I recommend this for any teenager struggling with their social skills, and as a parent, I learned a lot from this book too. A great resource!

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  • 12-04-22

I love it!!!

This audiobook is so sweet and has the perfect tools for teens in this day and age. It shines light on the real struggles teens face such as social anxiety and I’m so glad this book brought attention to that and offered help, solutions and tips.
The narrators voice went so well with the content in this book. Overall I throughly enjoyed listening to this, and I know that it’s going to prove beneficial for so many people and teens out there!

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  • 12-04-22

What a wonderful book!

This is excellent for teenager who is seeking to develop social skills.
The book teaches you how to talk with people, how to understand body language, and how to remain calm when you are in row and under pressure. If you follow it, you can be a Super star. I really enjoy it, 100% recommend to anyone.

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  • Homeything
  • 12-01-22

Great Book and Motivation

It goes beyond how to speak to your children will listen and how to listen so your children will talk. It teaches us how to communicate with respect and still be honest about how we are feeling.

I am eternally grateful to my parents, as they played an instrumental role in my personal and social growth. I want to share with you everything my parents, counselors, and mentors did right and a few tweaks and improvements that in retrospect would have helped me gain confidence faster.

Good audiobook it is recommend.

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  • Sue Breedon
  • 03-21-22

Great Comprehensive Advice.

This handbook covers all topics and in an easy to understand way. No fluff just good advice and great personal development material.

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  • emeino
  • 03-13-22

Really recommend this book

This book is an essential guide on how to introduce social issues conversations with your teenagers. It can really help to improve your interactions with your children especially if you seem out of touch with your teens. I like how it identifies and addresses the common and typical problems teenagers face and go through. Providing simplified yet effective steps for solving these problems and helping boost their confidence and reducing anxiety.

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  • Kat
  • 03-13-22

Awesome!

This is the perfect book for a teenager that needs that self-confidence boost they truly deserve. I was a shy kid that just wanted to hide in the background. I wish I had this tool then. I would highly recommend this if you feel that your self-esteem is low or you worry to much about what others think. I think this is great for adults too! Some of us never learned those skills. So really, if you are anyone that doesn't feel like you are enough, then you should listen to this.

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  • LoveIsMyEgo
  • 03-12-22

A must have.

Hey I am an adult but I find this book very useful still. Although I purchased this book for my lovely nephew, I had a listen myself as it sounds interesting. My most favourite part is the communication part, I myself and lots of adults until now struggle in this aspect and I find this book very useful. I cannot wait for my nephew to have a listen!... This book also talks about mindfulness which I find very essential for teens to learn given the evolving culture of this generation and that I mean the advance of technology and internet that not only distract them from living in the moment, but also perceiving the true reality of each individual life. This is a must have book if you as teen wants to be socially equipped and mentally strong for life's adversities and dynamic changes.

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  • Jennifer
  • 03-10-22

An excellent audiobook for Teenagers!

This audiobook has nothing but golden nuggets. I would highly recommend this book for any young adult looking to improve their personal development and better their social skills. This book is also great for parents with teenage children looking to improve their child's social anxiety.

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  • Erezuz
  • 03-08-22

Awesome for teens!

I would like to emphasize in particular the topic in Chapter 3 which for me personally is very crucial in a relationship. If we are good at this skills, We can improve ourselves more. But wait, I would love to encourage teens to have such a skills like communication. This will help them also express themselves, develop self confidence. Simple word but complicated at the same time in terms of how you deliver it to other people. Great Job to Richard Meadows by creating this great resource for teens. Recommended and hope parents can see this awesome audiobook. Thank you for this resource that I can share it to my teens. Awesome!