Drawing on a long-term research program, Dr Seligman and his colleagues show in this book that children can learn how to handle inter-personal disputes, think before acting and, most important, challenge the pessimistic beliefs that lead to depression.
'The Optimistic Child' offers parents the tools to teach children how to recognise and challenge negative thoughts - a life skill that changes helplessness into mastery and bolsters genuine self-esteem.
The book's practical advice includes questionnaires that evaluate a child's thinking style (optimistic or pessimistic), social skills, and risk of depression, as well as useful step-by-step examples of how to teach new ways of thinking and provide children with the resilience they need to approach the teenage years and adulthood with confidence.
- Publication Date:
- 06 / 10 / 1995
- 133 x 210mm