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The Optimistic Child : A Revolutionary Approach to Raising Resilient Children - Martin Seligman

The Optimistic Child

A Revolutionary Approach to Raising Resilient Children

Paperback Published: 19th April 2018
ISBN: 9781473684331
Number Of Pages: 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.

ISBN: 9781473684331
ISBN-10: 1473684331
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 19th April 2018
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 19.5  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.38

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Martin E. P. Seligman

About the Author


Commonly known as the founder of Positive Psychology, Martin Seligman is a leading authority in the fields of Positive Psychology, resilience, learned helplessness, depression, optimism and pessimism. He is also a recognized authority on interventions that prevent depression, and build strengths and well-being. 

He has written more than 250 scholarly publications and 20 books. Dr. Seligman's books have been translated into more than twenty languages and have been best sellers both in America and abroad. Among his better-known works are Flourish, Authentic Happiness, Learned Optimism, The Optimistic Child, Helplessness, and Abnormal Psychology. In 1998, Dr. Seligman was elected President of the American Psychological Association.

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