17th September '16
I've always been a fan of Dr Christian's no nonsense approach to medical matters, and I very pleased to say this transfers well into this book. It's bang up to date covering teen issues such as body image and social media, exam stress, self harming, fast food vs healthy eating. What I particularly liked is how the issues are discussed with reasons why they maybe happening to a teenager right now and what practical strategies there are to combat them.
There are also various 'Ask Dr Christian' pages like 'Why do I eat more when I'm depressed?', 'I look really fat in the mirror!', 'My Gran died last week and I can't stop crying', and 'My friend is trying to make my smoke'. These have non patronising answers that would really help a teenager.
I am very impressed, and would definitely recommend the book for either boys or girls for 13+. Would provide a good platform for discussions at home.