The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience by Martin E. P. SeligmanThe Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience by Martin E. P. Seligman

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

byMartin E. P. Seligman, Karen Reivich, Ph.d., Jane Gillham, Ph.d.

Paperback | September 17, 2007

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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 "
Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of several books, including Learned Optimism and Authentic Happiness. He is past president of the American Psychological Association as well as the division of clinical psychology of the American Psychological Association, and...
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Title:The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong ...Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:352 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.88 inShipping dimensions:352 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 0.88 inPublished:September 17, 2007Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0618918094

ISBN - 13:9780618918096

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"In clear, concise prose peppered with anecdotes, dialogues, cartoons and exercises, Seligman offers a concrete plan of action based on techniques of self-evaluation and social interaction...this encouraging volume moves beyond popular self-help tomes and ideology to offer hope and practical suggestions; it will be of great value to teachers as well [as parents]."