The Optimistic Child

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.

Author: Martin Seligman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147368434X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

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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.

The Optimistic Child

In The Optimistic Child, Dr. Martin Seligman offers parents, teachers, and coaches a well-validated program to prevent depression in children.

Author: Martin Seligman

Publisher: William Heinemann

ISBN: 9781864713015

Category: Depression in children

Page: 336

View: 703

A proven program to safeguard children against depression and build lifelong resilience. In The Optimistic Child, Dr. Martin Seligman offers parents, teachers, and coaches a well-validated program to prevent depression in children. In a thirty-year study, Seligman and his colleagues discovered the link between pessimism -- dwelling on the most catastrophic cause of any setback -- and depression. Seligman shows adults how to teach children the skills of optimism that can help them combat depression, achieve more on the playing field and at school, and improve their physical health. As Seligman states, 'Teaching children optimism is more, I realized, than just correcting pessimism . . . It is the creation of a positive strength, a sunny but solid future-mindedness that can be deployed throughout life -- not only to fight depression and to come back from failure, but also to be the foundation of success and vitality.' The Optimistic Child offers parents and teachers the tools developed by the author to teach children of all ages, life skills that transform helplessness into mastery and bolster self-esteem. Learning the skills of optimism not only reduces the risk of depression but boosts school performance, improves physical health, and provides children with the self-reliance they need as they approach the teenage years and beyond. 'A world of optimists is a bigger world, a world of more possibilities', says Seligman. Filled with practical advice and written in clear, helpful language, this book is an invaluable resource for caregivers who want to open up this world for their children.

Raising an Optimistic Child

Now, in Raising an Optimistic Child, you'll learn how to bring about lifelong happiness in your child--even as young as infants--and protect him or her from the pain and damage of depression.

Author: Bob Murray

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071483278

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 639

A program for fostering positive relationship-building habits in children to help alleviate and even prevent childhood depression Raising an Optimistic Child offers you tools for creating a positive, supportive family atmosphere that helps children who are already depressed and can even prevent this crippling disorder. Steps and additional techniques will help you combat your own depression, tackle parental issues, and enhance learning and coping skills. It also alerts you to circumstances that put a child at risk for depression and suggests ways to ward it off.

Learned Optimism

"Vaulted me out of my funk.... So, fellow moderate pessimists, go buy this book." —Marian Sandmaier, The New York Times Book Review

Author: Martin E.P. Seligman

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307803341

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

View: 113

National Bestseller The father of the new science of positive psychology and author of Authentic Happiness draws on more than twenty years of clinical research to demonstrate how optimism enchances the quality of life, and how anyone can learn to practice it. Offering many simple techniques, Dr. Seligman explains how to break an “I—give-up” habit, develop a more constructive explanatory style for interpreting your behavior, and experience the benefits of a more positive interior dialogue. These skills can help break up depression, boost your immune system, better develop your potential, and make you happier.. With generous additional advice on how to encourage optimistic behavior at school, at work and in children, Learned Optimism is both profound and practical–and valuable for every phase of life. "Vaulted me out of my funk.... So, fellow moderate pessimists, go buy this book." —Marian Sandmaier, The New York Times Book Review

What You Can Change and What You Can t

To address this confusion, Martin Seligman has meticulously analyzed the most authoritative scientific research on treatments for alcoholism, anxiety, weight loss, anger, depression, and a range of phobias and obsessions to discover what is ...

Author: Martin E.P. Seligman

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307498700

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

View: 436

In the climate of self-improvement that pervades our culture, there is an overwhelming amount of information about treatments for everything from alcohol abuse to sexual dysfunction. Much of this information is exaggerated if not wholly inaccurate. As a result, people who try to change their own troubling conditions often experience the frustration of mixed success, success followed by a relapse, or outright failure. To address this confusion, Martin Seligman has meticulously analyzed the most authoritative scientific research on treatments for alcoholism, anxiety, weight loss, anger, depression, and a range of phobias and obsessions to discover what is the most effective way to address each condition. He frankly reports what does not work, and pinpoints the techniques and therapies that work best for each condition, discussing why they work and how you can use them to make long lasting change. Inside you’ll discover the four natural healing factors for recovering from alcoholism; the vital difference between overeating and being overweight; the four therapies that work for depression, the pros and cons of anger—and much more. Wise, direct, and very useful, What You Can Change and What You Can’t will help anyone who seeks to change.

How to Become Spiritual Without Being Religious

the optimistic child would say, “Tony is mad at me today and won't hang out with
me.” 5 “Children who are most at risk,” Seligman says, “believe the causes of the
bad events that happen to them are permanent . . .” but “children who bounce ...

Author: Ken Reiners

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 147729452X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 108

View: 696

"Recent studies in America has shown that there is a growing trend of non-believers who have given up on organized religion because their spiritual needs are not being met. Ken Reiners' book now provides a guide for those non-believers who still want to grow spiritually. He makes a clear and concise differentiation between organized religion and spirituality. In this book Ken identifies eight, essential spiritual needs for becoming spiritually whole. He shares his personal spiritual struggle of letting go of the distorted religious beliefs imposed on him by his parents and other religious teachers. Discarding of these negative beliefs imposed on him by others and replacing them with positive ones has enabled Ken to become more spiritually whole. This book not only provides helpful insights for non-believers but for anyone who is seeking spiritual wholeness."

Working Mother

The iconic song title "Don't Worry, Be Happy" may seem overly simple, but it does
send a valuable message about ... "An optimistic child is able to notice the good
things in life and believes she can make positive things happen," she explains.

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The magazine that helps career moms balance their personal and professional lives.

Building Happiness Resilience and Motivation in Adolescents

With practice, reframing and consciously generating optimistic thoughts can
become an automatic response. ... It is described in their book The Optimistic
Child which contains a programme designed to promote optimism in school-aged
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Author: Ruth MacConville

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849052611

Category: Psychology

Page: 255

View: 396

This resource provides a complete positive psychology programme designed to promote happiness, resilience and motivation in young people aged 11-18. It contains a section on the theory of positive psychology, guidance for facilitators on delivering the programme, and a 24-session programme to build strengths and promote well-being in young people.

Flourish

In this groundbreaking book, one of the world's foremost academic psychologists- and founder of the Positive Psychology movement- offers a new theory on what makes people flourish and how to truly get the most out of life.

Author: Martin E. P. Seligman

Publisher: William Heinemann

ISBN: 9781864712971

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 349

View: 894

Flourish: A new understanding of Life's Greatest Goals- and what it takes to reach them. In this groundbreaking book, one of the world's foremost academic psychologists- and founder of the Positive Psychology movement- offers a new theory on what makes people flourish and how to truly get the most out of life. Eight years have passed since the publication of Dr Seligman's internationally bestselling Authentic Happiness. As a highly esteemed psychologist, Dr Seligman has been on the cutting edge of psychological research for over two decades, pioneering a science that improves people's lives. And now, with his most life-changing book yet, Flourish, he offers a new theory of individual satisfaction and global purpose. In a fascinating evolution of thought, Flourish, refines what Positive Psychology is all about and offers inspiring stories of Positive Psychology in action- innovative schools that add resilience to their curricula, with a case study of Geelong Grammar in particular: a new theory of success and intelligence; and evidence on how positive physical health can turn medicine on its head. Building on his game-changing work on optimism, motivation, and character, Dr Seligman shows us how to flourish and bring well being into our own lives.

Self Determination

Lovitt (1989) also offered several guidelines for, and empirical findings from,
attribution retraining and stressed the importance of linking it with learning
strategy and academic instruction. In The Optimistic Child (1995), Martin
Seligman outlined ...

Author: Michael L. Wehmeyer

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452293430

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 452

This teacher-friendly guide presents research-proven instructional techniques that empower students with disabilities to become their own advocates and use effective choice-making, problem-solving, and goal-setting skills.

What Children Need to Be Happy Confident and Successful

Step by Step Positive Psychology to Help Children Flourish Jeni Hooper. 6. ... A
full account of the Penn Resilience Project and the ABCDE approach to
developing resilience can be found in The Optimistic Child by Martin Seligman.
47 The ...

Author: Jeni Hooper

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849052395

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

View: 735

What makes children happy, confident and successful? How can you help a child to flourish? Their environment is important, but the real difference is in your hands – every adult has the tools to help a child achieve psychological wellbeing. This book provides a practical model for helping children flourish and achieve their personal potential in every area of their lives. Drawing on ideas from positive psychology and child development theory, the model explores the five key areas of wellbeing: personal strengths, emotional wellbeing, positive communication, learning strengths, and resilience. Practical activities are included for each area, and a questionnaire provides an assessment to enable you to keep track of progress. Suitable for use with children aged 3–11, this step-by-step guide is an ideal resource for professionals working with children, including counsellors, social workers, teachers, and psychotherapists, as well as parents.

Optimism

Broadcasting is something I'm--I'm very, very interested in, because it's keeping
me involved in the thing that I love best, and that's football--something I know best
, ... His most recent is "The Optimistic Child," available in paperback from Harper.

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Publisher: Lichtenstein Creative Media

ISBN: 1932479732

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Help your Child or Teen Get Back On Track

The Mother–daughter Project: How Mothers and Daughters Can Bond Together,
Beat the Odds, and Thrive through Adolescence. ... The Optimistic Child: Proven
Program to Safeguard Children from Depression and Build Lifelong Resistance.

Author: Kenneth Talan

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846427435

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 584

Help Your Child or Teen Get Back on Track offers specific self-help interventions and a wide-ranging, practical discussion of the types of professional help available for a child or adolescent with emotional and behavioral problems. The book covers topics that would be discussed during a consultation with a child psychiatrist. The first section offers practical guidance and ideas to help parents understand their child's problems and learn to distinguish between normal disruption and that which warrants professional treatment. The second section of the book includes useful information for those parents who are considering, seeking, or already involved with professional help for their child. Essential reading for parents who are worried about a child or adolescent with emotional and behavioral problems, this book is also a useful resource for social workers, psychologists, school counselors, pediatricians, and adult psychiatrists.

Emotionally Intelligent Parenting

How to Raise a Self-Disciplined, Responsible, Socially Skilled Child Maurice J.
Elias Ph.D., Steven E. Tobias, Psy. ... Among those who have written books for
the general reader are Martin E. P. Seligman, The Optimistic Child (Houghton
Mifflin ...

Author: Maurice J. Elias Ph.D.

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307788954

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 291

Have you, as a parent, ever found yourself treating your children in a way you would never tolerate from someone else? The authors of Emotionally Intelligent Parenting call for a new Golden Rule: Do unto your children as you would have other people do unto your children. And most important, they show us how to live by it. Based upon extensive research, firsthand experience, and case studies, Emotionally Intelligent Parenting breaks the mold of traditional parenting books by taking into account the strong role of emotions -- those of parents and children -- in psychological development. With this book, parents will learn how to communicate with children on a deeper, more gratifying level and how to help them successfully navigate the intricacies of relating to others. The authors take the five basic principles of Daniel Goleman's best-seller, Emotional Intelligence, and explain how they can be applied to successful parenting. To this end, the book offers suggestions, stories, dialogues, activities, and a special section of Sound EQ Parenting Bites to help parents use their emotions in the most constructive ways, focusing on such everyday issues as sibling rivalry, fights with friends, school situations, homework, and peer pressure. In the authors' extensive experience, children respond quickly to these strategies, their self-confidence is strengthened, their curiosity is piqued, and they learn to assert their independence while developing their ability to make responsible choices. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Hope Circuit

You will walk away from this book not just educated but deeply enriched.

Author: Martin Seligman

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 0143789953

Category: Psychology

Page: 448

View: 297

Martin E. P. Seligman is one of the most decorated and popular psychologists of his generation. When he first encountered the discipline in the 1960s, it was devoted to eliminating misery: the science of how past trauma creates present symptoms. Today, thanks in large part to Seligman's own work pioneering the Positive Psychology movement, it is ever more focused on the bright side - gratitude, resilience and hope. In this breakthrough memoir, Seligman recounts how he learned to study optimism - including a life-changing conversation with his five-year-old daughter. In wise, eloquent prose, Seligman tells the human stories behind some of his major findings. He recounts developing CAVE, an analytical tool that predicts election outcomes (with shocking accuracy) based on the language used in campaign speeches, and the canonical studies that birthed the theory of learned helplessness - which he now reveals was incorrect. And he writes at length for the first time about his own battles with depression at a young age. All the while, Seligman works out his theory of psychology, making a compelling and deeply personal case for the importance of virtues like hope, anticipation, gratitude and wisdom for our mental health. You will walk away from this book not just educated but deeply enriched.

Strength for Their Journey

When adversity strikes, an optimistic child doesn't ask "why me?" Nor does he
look to assign blame. Optimistic children have been taught to externalize bad
events even when they bear some of the responsibility personally. Rather than ...

Author: Dr. Robert L. Johnson

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0767913221

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 262

The result of more than twenty years' collaborative work focusing on the heart of successful parenting, the acclaimed five disciplines program developed by Drs. Robert L. Johnson and Paulette Stanford has helped thousands of African-American children and their parents cope with the myriad of social challenges they confront each day. Now making this special prescription available to all parents, Strength for Their Journey offers insight into five interconnected areas: • Traditional Discipline: The Strength to Embrace Parental Boundaries • Racial Discipline: The Strength to Negotiate the Realities of Being a Racial Minority • Emotional Discipline: The Strength to Resist Negative Peer Pressure and Temptation • Practical Discipline: The Strength to Excel in School, Career, and Financial Pursuits • Mind-Body Discipline: The Strength to Maintain Positive Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Health In a culture that often grants fewer safety nets to nonwhite children, Strength for Their Journey is a crucial book that African-American parents can turn to again and again, paving a path of confidence and joy for future generations.

The Rob Long Omnibus Edition of Better Behaviour

ofthoseschool staff who have an interest in the whole child and, more precisely,
the inner child. ... was arguingfor money to enable him to set up aprogramme to
develop positive thinking in children: he wanted to produce 'the optimistic child'.

Author: Rob Long

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135394393

Category: Education

Page: 224

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The comprehensive all-in-one approach to behaviour management, this omnibus edition of Rob Long’s best selling Better Behaviour series brings together his eight titles in one handy volume, addressing all of the different yet overlapping behavioural issues teachers face on a daily basis in the classroom. An expert in the field of behaviour management, Rob Long draws on his vast experience to describe the behavioural challenges presented by children and adolescents, with straightforward advice for all adults working with them – whatever the setting. The Rob Long Omnibus Edition for Better Behaviour: outlines the particular issues involved improves understanding of children’s behavioural difficulties and why/how they arise suggests positive ways of dealing with challenging situations describes good practice that can pre-empt and alleviate problems. This invaluable compendium resource covers everything you need to know about dealing with behaviour in the classroom and beyond, and is a vital must-have text for all teachers and those working in educational settings.

Nonverbal Learning Disorder

In his remarkable book The Optimistic Child, he outlines a clear, comprehensive
program, called “psychological immunization,” that parents can use with their kids
. Seligman makes an important distinction between self-esteem and optimism.

Author: Rondalyn Varney Whitney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440642931

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

View: 746

A special-needs guide that ?comes to the rescue?( Carol Stock Kranowitz, author of The Out-of-Sync Child) of those who struggle with an increasingly common condition. Millions of children suffer from Nonverbal Learning Disorder, a neurological deficit that prevents them from understanding nonverbal cues like tone of voice and facial expressions. Though they can be exceptionally bright and articulate, these children often have difficulty in social situations, and can become depressed, withdrawn, or anxious. In this revised edition, Rondalyn Varney Whitney--a pediatric occupational therapist and the parent of a child with NLD--offers practical solutions, the latest information, and all-new activities that will help parents put their child on the path to a happy, fulfilling life. Topics include: --Getting a diagnosis --Developing a treatment plan --Helping your child make friends --Dealing with setbacks

The Mom s Guide to Asperger Syndrome

If you can't pry her out of this “ wrong ” thinking , I highly recommend you read
The Optimistic Child by Martin Seligman ( 1996 ) , and How to Talk So Kids Will
Listen & How to Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish (
1999 ) ...

Author: Jan Johnston-Tyler

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9781931282420

Category: Education

Page: 321

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he Mom's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and Related Disorders is written primarily for parents of children who have newly been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. It is especially a great resource for the preschool through elementary school years. The book draws from the author's personal experience both as the mom of a son with Asperger Syndrome and her study of and work with children and adolescents with special needs. The result is a practical guide, written for other Aspie parents in a clear, concise, and sometimes humorous tone.This user-friendly book leaves no stone unturned, as it explains, in a friendly, familiar voice, situations and issues that all parents with an AS child will encounter at one point or another. Above all else, the book arms parents with basic, sound information empowering them to seek out the very best services and programs for their child.From dealing with sensory issues and bullying to staying on top of homework, The Mom's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and Related Disorders offers easy-to-use suggestions. The Mom's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and related disorders should be used as a practical, valuable reference throughout the years.

Strengths Based Supervision in Clinical Practice

Learned optimism: How to change your mind and your life. New York, NY: Knopf.
Seligman, M. E. P. (1996). The optimistic child: Proven program to safeguard
children from depression & build lifelong resilience. New York, NY: Houghton
Mifflin ...

Author: Jeffrey K. Edwards

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483307042

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 198

Moving away from the usual medical-modeled framework of mental health focused on problems, Strengths-Based Supervision in Clinical Practice by Jeffrey K. Edwards takes a postmodern, social construction approach, looking for and amplifying strengths and encouraging stakeholders to use them. Based on research in brain science, as well as from the Information Age/Connectivity Age thinking, the book reframes the focus of supervision, management, and leadership to one that collaborates and builds on strengths with supervisees as competent stakeholders in their work with their clients.