13 things mentally strong parents don t do list
13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Dont Do: Raising Self-Assured Children and Training Their Brains for a Life of Happiness, Meaning, and Success by Amy MorinThe author of the international bestseller 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do turns her focus to parents, teaching them how to raise mentally strong and resilient children.
Do today’s children lack the flexibility and mental strength they need to cope with life’s challenges in an increasingly complicated and scary world? With safe spaces and trigger warnings designed to protect kids, many adults worry that children don’t have the resilience to reach their greatest potential. Amy Morin, the author who identified the characteristics that mentally strong people share, now gives adults—parents, teachers, and other mentors—the tools they need to become mental strength trainers. While other books tell parents what to do, Amy teaches parents what not to do, which she says is equally important in raising mentally strong youngsters.
As a foster parent, psychotherapist, and expert in family and teen therapy, Amy has witnessed first-hand what works. When children have the skills they need to deal with challenges in their everyday lives, they can flourish socially, emotionally, behaviorally, and academically. With appropriate support, encouragement, and guidance from adults, kids grow stronger and become better. Drawing on her experiences and insight, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do combines case studies, practical tips, specific strategies, and concrete and proven exercises to help children of all ages—from preschoolers to teenagers—build mental muscle and develop into healthy, strong adults.
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13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do
How mentally strong are your children? Raising healthy, mentally adjusted children, who are able to deal with the challenges of life as adults can be a challenge. Modern parenting practices have changed considerably over time. The way your grandparents raised your parents, or your parents raised you, may be quite different from the way that you are raising your own children. There are shelves of books in any bookstore and countless titles available online from experts, to guide modern parents in their goal of raising mentally strong children. Modern parenting and traditional family roles have changed considerably over time, too.
Although parenting can be filled with joy, raising children also stirs up uncomfortable emotions, like guilt and anxiety. Your parenting role may stir up uncomfortable thoughts too--like self-doubt , harsh criticism, and catastrophic worry. Some parents let the uncomfortable emotions and critical inner monologue dictate their choices. They may give in when they feel guilty or restrict their children's activities because they can't handle feeling anxious. But mentally strong parents don't let uncomfortable emotions or negative thoughts impair their decisions. Instead, they work hard to help their kids reach their greatest potential. Telling your kids to "act brave" or "look on the bright side" won't work if you don't role model the appropriate skills.