Meet The Author, Debra Beck
DEBRA BECK, author of My Feet Aren’t Ugly: A Girl’s Guide to Loving Herself from the Inside Out
Debra Beck is a devoted mother, mentor, sought-after presenter and leading expert on the issues facing teens and parents.
As a teenage girl, Debra Beck experienced first-hand the difficult issues facing many teen girls today.
Born in Neptune, New Jersey, Debra moved to Arizona when she was seven. As a teenage girl, she struggled with the same issues that normal teenage girls face – anxiety about school, friends, peer pressure, family life, not liking – or even knowing – who she was, and not fitting in. What Debra didn’t realize was that these difficult years were preparing her for her life’s work.
When Debra realized that low self esteem was a wide-spread problem
for teenagers, she wanted to help.
When her two daughters became teenagers, Debra Beck came to understand that her experience as a teen was not so different after all. Through observing her daughters, Debra saw that these girls, and so many of their friends, were confronting the very issues she had faced. It was then that Debra became aware not only of how painful it is to be a teenage girl, but realized that low self esteem was a universal problem for most girls in their teens.
Helping teenage girls to empower themselves became Debra’s life work. She shares her skills in her inspiring book “My Feet Aren’t Ugly“.
With 20 plus years experience in self-development, a first-hand awareness of just how difficult the teenage years can be, empathy, and a passion for making a difference, Debra discovered her life’s work: helping young girls learn how to truly love themselves from the inside out.
Also, raising 2 teenage girls herself, Debra realized
that parents needed support too.
Our concern for our teens is valid in a world where sex in treated casually, drug and alcohol use are prevalent and teen suicide is on the rise. With the media being such a strong influence, our need to stay connected to our teenagers is more important today then ever. Debra Beck has a way of bringing understanding and ease into a parent/teenager relationship.