Learn 10 essential optimism skills to teach your children and young people so they can achieve including:

  • How to practise perspective-taking when they under stress
  • 4 ways to find a positive aspect in a negative situation, no matter how difficult
  • How to change their self-talk so they feel happier and more confident
  • The wonderful attribute of apportioning blame fairly that every catastrophiser should know


This attractive, easy-to-read electronic guide outlines 10 skills parents can develop in children to help them become more optimistic. These skills once known, can be purposefully modelled by parents.

It’s widely accepted that optimists do better academically, socially and have better health than pessimists so it makes sense to promote the skills of optimism in children.

The work of world’s foremost researcher into Optimism Martin Seligman, found that the first eight years of a child’s life was crucial in the development of the optimistic thinking skills. A child’s exposure to optimistic thinking in the early years makes a huge difference in the development of optimism. However children of all ages can learn these skills by direct modelling and teaching.

Each skill includes a brief description; when it can used and why it’s important. There are also plenty of examples of language to make it easy for you to bring into every day life. Even learning one skill can make a huge difference to how child sees and interacts with the world.


Ideal for parents of 5 to 15 year olds.