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Why Me? What Now?

Life's tough, but you're tougher.

Hey, I'm Melanie.

I’m so glad you’re here.

For the past dozen years, I’ve been a teacher, and you know what? My absolute favourite people to work with are teenagers. Seriously, you guys are the most interesting and funny people. And yes, sometimes a bit awkward, but that’s what makes you awesome!

In my personal life, I’m a proud parent of three amazing kids. I’m lucky enough to have married my high school sweetheart, and we’ve been together for a whopping 17 years. It’s been quite a journey!

I’m thrilled to share that I’ve written a book specifically for teens like you. It’s all about helping you gain the confidence to navigate through life’s challenges. The book will be released in August, and I can’t wait for you to get your hands on it!

More than anything, I’m here because I’m truly passionate about helping teens like you. Life can throw some curveballs, but I believe in your strength and resilience. Together, we’ll conquer those obstacles and come out stronger on the other side.

I’m incredibly grateful to have you joining me on this page. Let’s embark on this journey together and make a positive impact in each other’s lives. Thanks for being here!


Why Me? What Now?

a self-help book for teens

Hey, I know life can be incredibly tough for you right now. Trust me, I feel you. It's totally normal to feel the way you’re feeling. Maybe you're struggling with fitting in or feeling confident. Maybe other tough situations are getting you down. It happens to all of us.

"Why me? What now?" is like having your most understanding friend by your side. It's all about real stories and practical advice to help you tackle the challenges of growing up. You'll realize you're not alone, and asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness.

You've got the power to handle anything life throws your way.

Life's tough, but you're tougher.

Let's move through those challenges together!

What to expect?

The book takes a deep dive into 14 topics that capture the real-life challenges teenagers go through.

Chapter 1

I will never get through this hard time

Chapter 2

I am sick of being bullied

Chapter 3

I don't have any friends

Chapter 4

I don't like my


Chapter 5

I am ugly

Chapter 6

I will never be someone's girlfriend

Chapter 7

I hate school

Chapter 8

I don't want to

be here

Chapter 9

I feel guilty about a bad decision I made

Chapter 10

I don't know what I want to be when I grow up

Chapter 11

I am overwhelmed by the pressures of social media

Chapter 12

I am the victim of sexual assault

Chapter 13

I am curious

about sex

Chapter 14

I like


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