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The Optimistic Child by Martin E.P. Seligman
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Jan 20, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: nonfiction, psychology
Read in January, 2011

I liked the sound principles discussed and demonstrated in this book, and I was relieved to see that we are moving away from the Self-Esteem Movement where individuals were praised regardless of their behavior. Under those circumstances, praise becomes meaningless and children move toward an attitude of entitlement. For the last decade the term "consequence" has been considered to be politically incorrect, but there are consequences to everything we do--either positive consequences or negative consequences. I found Dr. Seligman's book to be both refreshing and sound. Highly Recommended!
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