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The Optimistic Child

The Optimistic Child

A Revolutionary Approach to Raising Resilient 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

The Optimistic Child

  • Author: Martin Seligman
  • Publisher: William Heinemann
  • ISBN: 9781864713015
  • Category: Depression in children
  • Page: 336
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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

Raising an Optimistic Child

A Proven Plan for Depression-Proofing Young Children--For Life

  • Author: Bob Murray,Alicia Fortinberry
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 9780071483278
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 304
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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.

Healthy Anger

Healthy Anger

How to Help Children and Teens Manage Their Anger

  • Author: Bernard Golden
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190288833
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 336
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How should we respond to a child's temper tantrum? To a teenager's sullen resentment? How can we help children and teens experience their anger without being overwhelmed by it? How can we deal with their anger before it leads to depression, isolation, or even violence? In Healthy Anger, Bernard Golden draws upon more than twenty years of experience as a psychologist and teacher to offer specific, practical strategies for helping children and teens manage their anger constructively. Golden has developed a set of skills that parents, teachers, and counselors can use to show children how to identify the causes of anger; how to respond to it in ways that lead to an internal sense of competence and self-control; how to use anger to understand their own emotional situation; and how to develop a greater capacity for empathy towards themselves and others. And he shows parents how to cope with outbursts--including clear, step-by-step instructions and problem-solving skills--how to derail escalating anger, reward good behaviors, and recognize when professional help is needed. For anyone who has ever helplessly confronted a child's rage or a teenager's defiant fury, Healthy Anger offers a wealth of wise insight, clear advice, and eminently practical strategies for turning anger into understanding.

Empowerment Series: Human Behavior in the Social Environment: A Multidimensional Perspective

Empowerment Series: Human Behavior in the Social Environment: A Multidimensional Perspective

  • Author: Jose B. Ashford,Craig Winston LeCroy,Lela Rankin Williams
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1337515221
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 768
  • View: 4326
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This lively, comprehensive introduction to human behavior in the social environment offers an integrative approach to biopsychosocial case formulations of current and developmental human behavior concerns. The sixth edition builds on prior efforts in promoting integrative assessments by adopting a specific method for completing case formulations that students apply to case studies in the book's developmental chapters. This innovation provides students with a bridge to the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors outlined in the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), thus helping them connect foundation knowledge with practice concerns. Guidelines for practice and relevant assessment tools are identified for specific life tasks and for each phase of biopsychosocial development. This edition also offers concrete methods for the translation of developmental research to assessment practices. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

What Children Need to Be Happy, Confident and Successful

What Children Need to Be Happy, Confident and Successful

Step by Step Positive Psychology to Help Children Flourish

  • Author: Jeni Hooper
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • ISBN: 1849052395
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 176
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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.

Self-Determination

Self-Determination

Instructional and Assessment Strategies

  • Author: Michael L. Wehmeyer,Sharon L. Field
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • ISBN: 1452293430
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 208
  • View: 710
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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.

Help your Child or Teen Get Back On Track

Help your Child or Teen Get Back On Track

What Parents and Professionals Can Do for Childhood Emotional and Behavioral Problems

  • Author: Kenneth Talan
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781846427435
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 288
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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

Emotionally Intelligent Parenting

How to Raise a Self-Disciplined, Responsible, Socially Skilled Child

  • Author: Maurice J. Elias Ph.D.,Steven E. Tobias, Psy.D.,Brian S. Friedlander, Ph.D.
  • Publisher: Harmony
  • ISBN: 0307788954
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 272
  • View: 4793
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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.