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Teach Your Child to
Operate with Optimism™

This advice article defines what it means to be optimistic and the impact an optimistic mindset has on health, school achievement, happiness, relationships. The article details eight specific actions parents can take to build their child's optimistic outlook.

Self-Esteem is Over Rated
Go for a Sense of Mastery

This article shares how parents can teach their child to be persistent, to have grit, to take on challenges. The article discusses the difference between self-esteem and a sense of mastery and reviews research that tells us mastery is more important than self-esteem. The article presents four things parents do to weaken their child's sense of mastery and six things parents can do to strengthen their child sense of mastery.

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