Can you make your child more optimistic? Optimism, or the conviction that things will work out in the end, is a cornerstone of resilience, and an asset in achieving any kind of success. Research shows that optimists, who believe they can achieve success, are in fact more able to do so. They are less likely to […]
Teaching optimism to kids can be made easier with a game I made up called, “Turn Around.” The game has them literally turn around and then turn around their attitude. […]
I must admit, I am not a natural born optimist; I am a realist (what some may refer to as “pessimist”). So when Julian from GetConnectDad.com asked me to write an article about optimism, I almost balked.** After all, what do I have to say about optimism?
Well, after some more thought, I decided that […]
I struggled this week thinking through what do I see parents do that creates optimistic kids? I felt that way until I met Evelyn (name changed to protect her privacy) Saturday night.
This weekend, while the family was camping, we were out hiking in one of our local state parks. Our dog Tucker is a rare […]