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This book has changed my life. Dr. Seligman has helped me to find out the exact reason which was causing my pain, and I am on my way to banish them from my life. It's not that I don't confront those stressful situation in my life. I have them and I handle them with much more control. I have started new venture, I am not overwhelmed with the tasks of it and I am in total control of it. Though I can not communicate with you by other means, this is my very ery small tribute to you. If you ever read this, let me know you that this is my very very small tribute to you. You have repaired what was causing extreme pain to me. THANK YOU ! THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!
Review: The Optimistic Child: Proven Program to Safeguard Children from Depression & Build Lifelong ResistanceUser Review - Marilee - Goodreads
I really loved this book. It is chalk full if a wide breadth of research covering a variety of ages. The messages are good for parents, educators, and all those who work with children. It isn't a ... Read full review
Review: The Optimistic Child: Proven Program to Safeguard Children from Depression & Build Lifelong ResistanceUser Review - Toddandrosemary Macpherson - Goodreads
I enjoyed it. Dr. Seligman did research and when you read what he says it agrees with common sense. Read full review
Review: The Optimistic ChildUser Review - Anthoferjea - Goodreads
It's not self-help. It's self-advocacy. I kept looking for things that Seligman did wrong, and I didn't really find them. A solidly-researched and revelatory book. If only our schools/society actually used this stuff... Read full review
Review: The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong ResilienceUser Review - Jennifer - Goodreads
As a person fighting depression for over twenty years and a mother of a young child, this book has been enlightening and has given me hope to raise a child that won't have to fight the same battle I ... Read full review
Review: The Optimistic Child: Proven Program to Safeguard Children from Depression & Build Lifelong ResistanceUser Review - Goodreads
We have been helping our children develop resilience, and I think this book adds to that effort tremendously. Being able to see the positive in failure or loss is so valuable for any age.
Chapter 14 is basically a summary of attachment parenting and its so great! This book was a super easy read and I'm glad I read Seligman's Learned Optimism first. Looking forward to rereading Authentic Happiness and Can't wait to finish Flourish. Read full review
I bought this book to get some ideas on how to help one of my children have a more positive outlook on life. I thought Seligman did a good job presenting how he developed his program for developing ...
I've only read about the first half of this book, but I found it intensely interesting. Most of the suggestions in the book are for children a little older than my own, but I plan to revisit it. In the mean time, I am reading "Learned Optimism" to try and examine my own thought processes.
Review: The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong ResilienceUser Review - Myridian - Goodreads
Perhaps it is unfair for me to apply the same criteria to this book as I would to something more scholarly, but Seligman's discussion of the increasing prevalence of depression among children was ... Read full review