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The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience [Paperback]

Martin E Seligman
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Table of Contents

Pt. 1. Why Children Need Optimism
1. The Promissory Note
2. From the First Step to the First Date
3. Building the Team
Pt. 2. Where Boomer Child Rearing Went Wrong
4. The Self-Esteem Movement
5. The Epidemic of Depression
Pt. 3. Is Your Child an Optimist or a Pessimist?
6. The Fundamentals of Optimism
7. Measuring Optimism
8. Where Optimism Comes From
Pt. 4. How to Raise Children to Optimism and Mastery
9. The Penn Prevention Program
10. Changing Your Child's Automatic Pessimism
11. Changing Your Child's Explanatory Style
12. Disputing and Decatastrophizing
13. Boosting Your Child's Social Skills
Pt. 5. The Children of the Twenty-first Century
14. The Pyramid of Optimism: Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
15. The Limits of Optimism
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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