The Optimistic Child

Fostering Optimism & Resilience in Your Child
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  • Lectures 7
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 7/2012 English

Course Description

What dreams and aspirations do you hold for your children? If you’re like most great parents you likely include things like: to be eager to learn and willing to confront challenges; be proud of their own accomplishments; grow up with confidence & a love of adventure; and be resilient in the face of the setbacks and failures. But with one in five teens experiencing depression, it would appear many parents were not successful.

If only you could help inoculate your kids against depression while they’re younger … well, perhaps you can.

Based on the book, The Optimistic Child, by Martin P. Seligman, Ph.D., this course shows you how to teach your children the skills of optimism—helping them to achieve more both at school and in life. Learn about:

  • the fundamentals of optimism & pessimism
  • feeling good vs. doing well
  • strategies to boost the ability to combat depression and come back from failure
  • research findings of leading experts
  • common “mistakes” that may actually erode optimism

As well, have the chance to ask questions and interact with the course instructor, Rob Stringer, an International Parenting & Youth Coach, and Founder of Youth Coach Global—an international organization or professional coaches that help today’s youth live lives they LOVE!

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Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Getting Started
A Challenge and a Story
Section 3: Where Boomers Went Wrong
Where Boomers Went Wrong; Feeling Good vs. Doing Well
Section 4: Learning About Pessimism & Optimism
The Fundamentals of Pessimism & Optimism
Section 5: Strategies for Success
Tips to Help Kids Increase Their Optimism
Section 6: Supplementary Material
4 pages
I would invite you to print out this handout package before beginning the course.
A listing of additional books, web sites, and other resources will be uploaded and shared shortly.

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Instructor Biography

Rob Stringer BA, BEd, CPC, International Youth & Parenting Coach & Founder of Youth Coach Global

As an award-winning educator and International Parenting & Youth Coach, Rob Stringer BA, BEd, CPC has spent almost two decades helping kids, teens, and adults meet with success, and live lives they LOVE!.

Although based outside of Toronto Ontario, Rob's coaching practice is global, with clients across Canada, the United States, Australia, and Asia. Published in parenting journals across North America, Rob also appears on TV and radio, speaks at conferences, and is the Founder of Parenting With Intention, Youth Coach Global, and Youth Coach Canada.

Rob is a graduate of The International Coach Academy (ICA), a Member in Good Standing of the International Coach Federation (ICF), a past Director of Communications for the Toronto Chapter of the ICF (ICF-GTA), a recipient of the Prime Minister's Award of Teaching Excellence (1996), and has taught for The Hamilton-Wentworth DSB in Hamilton, Ontario for the past 19 years.

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