The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience
In The Optimistic Child, Dr. Martin E. P. Seligman offers parents, teachers, and coaches a proven 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 skill of optimism to combat pessimism and its disastrous consequences: depressed mood, resignation, underachievement, and even unexpectedly poor physical health.
Author: Martin E. P. Seligman
Publisher: Mariner Books
Release Date: 2007-09-17