I love this book. I have used it many times. It is written with parents as the audience, and is accessible as such. However, as a practitioner working in education, I have adapted the materials into sessions that can be used by school staff on a 1:1 basis or as a group activity. I have found that some young people struggle with the concepts to begin with (Martin Seligman likes his long words, e.g decatastrophising!), so may benefit from going over the ideas slowly. I have seen a number of young people change their explanatory style from negative to more balanced as a result of the Optimistic Child approach, so can highly recommend it.The second part of the book, on developing spcial skills, is also good and important for many young people.