Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010

The Optimistic Child by Martin Seligman

A former president of the American Psychological Association and the founder of Prevention and Treatment magazine, Seligman won early fame for defining the concept of "learned helplessness" — the idea that defeatism is an acquired trait and the depression it leads to is thus avoidable. Here he teaches parents and kids how to fight back. Optimism is power, so get yourself some.