• Louise DeBlanc

The Optimistic Child

A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience


By Martin P. Seligman, Ph.D.


Martin P. Seligman is the founder and leading authority of Positive Psychology and is also known for his work in the fields of helplessness, depression optimism and pessimism. In his book, The Optimist Child, Dr. Seligman includes a children’s questionnaire that a child can take with their parent’s assistance, or that an older child can take on their own. Other sections include topics such as, changing your child’s automatic pessimism and how to raise children to optimism as well as the limits to optimism.


Another book by Dr. Seligman is - What You Can Change . . . and What You Can't: The Complete Guide to Successful Self-Improvement


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