Resources for Teen Girls
girlpowerconnection.com is a great site for girls and parents.
New Moon is a great magazine for girls and parents.
heyugly.org Hey Ugly is a cool website for teens and includes celebrity quotes about self-esteem and body image.
thebodypositive.org The "Who we are" link has lots of good info., including how to start a body-image support peer group at your school.
mhans.org Real life, real answers for teens and youth from the Mental Health Association of the North Shore.
smartgirl.org Has lots of creative things about body image, including poems and art by girls.
girlsinc.org The "Just for Girls" link has surveys and quizzes and puzzles and fun stuff.
womenssportsfoundation.org Take a sports personality quiz to help you find the perfect sport for you. (Click "Sports and Fitness link, then GoGirlsGo.)
campaignforrealbeauty.com (The Dove Company's website. Find facts and information on body image--and send your best friend a "real beauty" e-card!
geocities.com Find info. on a T-shirt, designed by girls, that says, "I Am Beautiful, No Matter What They Say."
This website has info on panic attacks and all kinds of anxiety problems.
Website of National Mental Health Awareness Campaign provides info on biological and/or chronic depression.
firehotquotes has pages and pages of quotes you can use in a quotation journal--some funny, some serious. You can even submit your own!
allthelyrics.com is where you can find the lyrics to your favorite tunes.
at mothersbooks.org you can buy Amma's Rose Incense for $2-it smells like a garden of roses (type "Amma's Rose Incense" in the search box).
The Planned Parenthood website provides birth control info.
Quit Smoking Community Check out this link if you, or anyone you know, wants to stop smoking cigarettes.
Yoga Journal website Comprehensive info on all kinds of yoga. Also sells books, DVDs, and yoga props.)
Links taken from "Picture Perfect'', ©Jill Zimmerman Rutledge, M.S.W., LCSW, HCI Publishing, August 2007, and "Dealing With The Stuff That Makes Life Tough: The 10 Things That Stress Girls Out and How To Cope With Them'', ©Jill Zimmerman Rutledge, M.S.W., LCSW, Contemporary Books/McGraw-Hill, 2004.
Scoring: For questions 1, 2, 4 & 5, give yourself 1 point for a, 2 points for b, 3 points for c, and 4 points for d. For question 3, give yourself 2 points for a, and 1 point for b.
If you have a total score of 5-9, you're on the road to a good body image. Keep it up! If you scored 10-15, you may have some body image issues to work out. If you scored more than 16, you may have a poor body image.
Taken from: "Dealing With The Stuff That Makes Life Tough: The Ten Things That Stress Girls Out and How To Cope With Them'', ©Jill Zimmerman Rutledge, M.S.W., LCSW
Contemporary Books/McGraw-Hill, NY 2004