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


The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience Author Martin E. P. Seligman
ISBN-10 0618918094
ISBN-13 9780618918096
Year 2007-09-17
Pages 352
Language English
Publisher Mariner Books
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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

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