The Optimistic Child
A Revolutionary Approach to Raising Resilient Children
By Martin Seligman
Known as the father of the science of positive psychology, Martin Seligman draws on more than twenty years of clinical research to demonstrate to parents how to teach children to think optimistically and boost their resilience.
From the bestselling author of Authentic Happiness
In The Optimistic Child, Dr. Martin Seligman offers parents, teachers and coaches a well-validated program to prevent depression in children. Seligman shows adults how to teach children the skills of optimism that can help them combat sadness, achieve more on the playing field and at school and improve their physical health.
Learning the skills of optimism not only reduces the risk of depression but boosts school performance and provides children with the self-reliance they need as they approach the teenage years and beyond.
Filled with practical advice and written in clear, helpful language, this book is an invaluable resource for people who want to open up the world for children.
Martin Seligman PhD, Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Positive Psychology Network, gave the Centennial address to the British Psychological Society in 2002 and is an Honorary Professor at the University of Cardiff. A former President of the American Psychological Association, he has written over 20 books including the bestselling Learned Optimism and Authentic Happiness and in 2009 was awarded the British Academy's Wiley Prize in Psychology. He is widely considered the pre-eminent expert on applied psychology in the world.
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19 Apr 2018
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Nicholas Brealey Publishing