The Optimistic Child by Martin E. P. Seligman

The Optimistic Child

By Martin E. P. Seligman

  • Release Date: 2007-09-17
  • Genre: Parenting
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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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    By WBgolf
    I thoroughly enjoyed the book and found the information helpful in working with the students I see. My only complaint is the last 150 or so pages were just typographical jibberish. Not sure if it was a download issue or what.