Matters of the Heart Testimonials

Every teenage girl should read this book. It really spells out the issues teen girls face and offers practical advice, hope and inspiration on how to get the most out of those tough teen years and prepare for a great life ahead. I love the way the chapters are organized, how one girl’s story is woven into the text and most of all I love the exercises that are offered to help girls know themselves, sort their values and make informed decisions about the life they want to lead. Never preachy, always direct and informative. Parents, buy it for your kids…kids, buy it for yourself!

Joyce Sweeney, author, “Picture Book Lover”

“Corin Wiser has her finger on the pulse of teen girls. Read her book along with your daughter and you will create bonds or transcend the bond that you already have. Motherhood is very important to Corin and it is obvious after hearing her speak that she is passionate about the physical, social, and emotional wellbeing of all girls.”

Jodi Knowles, MPH, Director of Training, The Ophelia Project & Boys Initiative-Tampa Bay (OPBI)

Through her book, Corin Wiser author of Matters of the Heart: A guide to living and loving your teen years had the wisdom and the passion to produce an educational and integrated approach that provides our teenage girls with the tools needed for self discovery and empowerment. As a school counselor of an all girls’ high school, I was delighted to find a resource that has creative exercises and discussion topics that encourage my students to recognize their talents, gifts, love for themselves and others. What an amazing way to provide our teenage girls with the foundation they will need to deal with the challenges they will face in the world we live in.

Debra S Lubrano, Guidance Department for Academy of Holy Names

There are numerous self-help books on the market, and a surprising number of them are for teens and young adults. Most have a way of telling you what to do to improve your life. MATTERS OF THE HEART: A guide to living and loving your teen years, however, doesn’t tell you how to live your life. Instead, author Corin Wiser offers practical tips, real-life examples, and ideas to help you brainstorm so that you can live the type of life that you want to lead.

The book covers several issues, all of them important, that deal with things that truly matter in life: you, your thoughts and feelings, your words and choices, your family and friends, your body, and even the world around you. MATTERS OF THE HEART is interactive, with lists, snippets of true stories, and even journal space and fill-in-the-blank areas that the reader can use to make notes or jot down important points. This isn’t a book geared towards giving you a perfect life. In fact, one of the strongest points of MATTERS OF THE HEART is that perfection is a goal that can never be attained. But with the right attitudes, goals, and mindset, teens really can transition into adulthood with confidence, self-esteem, and self-respect. If you’re the parent of a teen or pre-teen, or even know one who could benefit from a little nudge during the difficult time of life known as adolescence, hand them a copy of MATTERS OF THE HEART. Although the “feel” of the book definitely seems geared toward girls, I believe that guys, too, would benefit from the useful information inside this book.
Jennifer Wardrip,

This is a must read book for teenage girls. Readers get to know themselves better as they work through “ten matters” (such as “You Matter,” “Words Matter,” and so on) to help them become better individuals. This book will affect everyone differently, but is helpful to all. It has the potential to be life-changing for all readers. It also provides an excellent avenue for communication between teenagers and adults. It gives girls tools that may help them through and/or get out of difficult situations. Highly recommended for book clubs for girls (especially middle school clubs, but high school ones work very well too). This book was well received by my high school book club.

Valerie DiLorenza, Media Specialist, Naugatuck High School, CT.

Dear Ms. Wiser,
My name is Emma and I’m a student in the Naugatuck High School book club which is reading your book Matters of the Heart, and Mrs. DiLorenzo has encouraged me to write to you with my comments and thoughts. First of all, I would like to say I have very much enjoyed what I’ve read so far. I think this is a wonderful book for young girls forming their self image to read and remember while going through the moments in life which will define them. One reference in chapter four (Words Matter) about Masaru Emoto’s water experiment particularly caught my attention… There are lots of ideas out there I must get to mulling over, thank you for contributing to the collection of authors who really make me think.

Finally a book that speaks to teenage girls at their level. A much needed guide in today’s world. The author really understands the challenges girls are faced with and offers them a very solid and excellent road map of self-discovery. I only wish this book had been written earlier and been available to my generation. Should be required reading for all teenage girls.

Tania K.

This book should be read by every teenage girl around the world. Its theme is universal. While growing up in South America, I wish I could have had this book to guide me during my teenage years. Although the book’s subject matter is profound, it’s written in a light-hearted manner. It is easy for teenage girls to understand the significance of the messages reflected throughout the book and to incorporate them into their daily lives. I also LOVED the fact that the reader “teenage girl” gets a chance to co-author her own book. I plan to give this book as a gift to all of the teenage girls that I know.

Ida A.

I am a mother of a tween girl and I was looking for all the help I could get. The cover was so warm and friendly that I decided to get this book. It was inciteful and put so many things in perspective. I immediately bought one for each of my 13 year old nieces for their birthdays. In fact, after I started reading the book I ran right over to my niece’s house and gave her the book rather than wait the few weeks until her birthday. The author really captures the essence of what it feels like to be a teenage girl and I wish I had this book when I was going through those tough years. A must read for moms and their teenage daughters.
Elise G., Boca Raton

Finally! A book that teen girls can really use to get in touch and stay in touch with who THEY are, instead of succumbing to powerful, outside influences which constantly bombard them with negative, unhealthy messages and role-models. This book not only gives girls ideas about how to navigate the difficult teen years, it enables them with the ability to explore who they are and identify what matters most to them personally. It offers tools for self discovery that builds self-esteem and assurance. A sure-fire way to avoid the pitfalls of peer pressure, this book is a treasure! A must read, particularly for young teens to establish their own beliefs and values, before making a lot of dumb mistakes! I bet every mother who reads this book wishes she had it when she was growing up. The best gift you can give to your daughter, granddaughter, niece, or special teenage girl!

Phyllis M

Although I am in my mid-20s, I have three younger teenage sisters who are currently facing the many challenges that I once dealt with when I was their age- boys, friends, school, alcohol, drugs etc. Nowadays, I believe the pressure and negative influences are even stronger than they were when I was in high school. I am so thankful to the author for writing this book. I think its a wonderful guide to these confusing years- and my sisters love it! They love that the book is interactive and allows them to jot down their thoughts as they read. I would recommend this book to any parent who is looking for a great way to reach out to their daughters or to anyone looking out for their younger sisters. It makes a great gift.

Michelle A.

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