Raising an Optimistic Child
The most precious gift you can give your child isn't a generous trust fund or a five-star education — it's the resiliency and unwavering sense of optimism that allows a person to thrive no matter what challenges life sends their way. In Raising an Optimistic Child, you'll learn how to set the stage for lifelong happiness in your child -even if only an infant- and protect him or her from the pain and damage of depression.
Co-authored by Dr Bob Murray and Dr Alicia Fortinberry
Published 2005, Paperback
Hear from the readers of 'Raising an Optimistic Child'
"ll bet there'll be a lot of parents of children over the age of six who'll curse the authors for not bringing out this book earlier! I wish I'd read it twenty years ago. Still I'm now set up to be a really good grand-parent. "Raising an Optimistic Child" is streets ahead of anything else written about raising optimistic children (and I've been reading a lot of child-raising books lately). It's clear, intensely practical and very simple to follow. In truth much of the information in the book is useful for people of any age who want to be more optimistic - even people like me in their 50s!...I'm giving this book to my mom-to-be daughter. It's the best present I could possibly give her - and her baby!"
Maysie G, Amazon Customer
"Finally, an easy to read book that approaches child rearing with love, compassion and humanity in a straight forward and honest manner. Teaches how to be and not to be with every turn of the page. So informative and inspiring is "Raising An Optimistic Child" with it's easy to read format, with it's ample examples and it's encouraging approach. It's not only a guide book for child rearing but a book which inspires, gives hope and guidance and reminds us of how we all need to treat children and each other as well as how we all would like to be treated regardless of AGE! A must have book in every home library and in everyone's reading and learning repertoire."
S. Wong, Amazon Customer
"I have read at least a dozen parenting books .
This one really stands out because it is mostly about why parents react in a particular way - that is how our own childhood experiences control the way we react to our kids and how to get hold of our legacy parenting. A must read for every parent who wants the best for their kids. It is also very HELPFUL in deciding the right age for day care, preschool and a bible for working moms."