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Optimism Matters for Kids and Parents
I've been a huge fan of this program from the first time I saw it (while munching on some Goldfish -- probably the kids' snack that I steal the most) and have been meaning to highlight it here for some time now.
As a parent, coach and former teacher -- I'm always harping on the kids to stop expecting the negatives and rather to expect success. I find that that simple attitude change alone can do wonders for everyone's mood and for their results. Even at homework time, "this is hard, but I can figure it out" is so much different than a frustrated "I can't do this." My kids are tired of me asking my favorite simple question: "Are you being optimistic or pessimistic?"
Which is why I love the fact that someone else is now asking the same question and providing some tools for us parents to bring the point home. It's Goldfish's Fishful Thinking optimism effort
, and I give it a hardy 2 thumbs up. I hope you'll take a look (and, of course, expect it to be good!).