The Optimistic Child

The Optimistic Child

A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience

Book - 2007
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Houghton
The epidemic of depression in America strikes 30% of all children. Now Martin E. P. Seligman, the best-selling author of Learned Optimism, and his colleagues offer parents and educators a program clinically proven to cut that risk in half. With this startling new research, parents can teach children to apply optimism skills that can curb depression, boost school performance, and improve physical health. These skills provide children with the resilience they need to approach the teenage years and adulthood with confidence. Over the last thirty years the self-esteem movement has infiltrated American homes and classrooms with the credo that supplying positive feedback, regardless of the quality of performance, will make children feel better about themselves. But in this era of raising our children to feel good, the hard truth is that they have never been more depressed. As Dr. Seligman writes in this provocative new book, "Our children are experiencing pessimism, sadness, and passivity on


Baker & Taylor
In the face of increasing levels of depression affecting American children, a new edition of the best-selling guide to preventing childhood depression shows parents and educators how to instill optimism, resilience, and confidence in children, enabling them to feel self-reliant, boost self-esteem, and perform better in school. Reprint.

Baker
& Taylor

Shows parents and educators how to instill optimism, resilience, and confidence in children, enabling them to feel self-reliant, boost self-esteem, and perform better in school.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., c2007
Edition: 1st Houghton Mifflin pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780618918096
0618918094
Branch Call Number: 155.4124 Se48o
Characteristics: 342 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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