The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience

by Martin E P Seligman

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The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience

by Martin E P Seligman


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  • Going Beyond Optimism

    Having a positive mindset is great, but it doesn’t solve problems. Children are especially impulsive, tending to be led by emotions rather than logic or thoughtfulness. However, you can help to guide them to make better choices and solve their problems. First, you must encourage your kids to slow do

  • Changing Perceptions

    As a parent, you want to help your kids to learn to manage the world. The best way to do this is by learning such skills on your own and passing them down to your kids. One way to do this is by using cognitive skills. If you’re grumpy in the mornings, this might affect how you treat your children.

  • When to Take on Blame

    Self-blame is a very tough thing to handle even for adults. When it comes to children, it can determine how they see themselves and have long-term consequences on their mental health. When something goes wrong, who or what do you blame? Optimists handle self-blame in a very balanced way, taking on

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