The author of the international bestseller 13 Things Mentally Strong People DonA??t Do turns her focus to parents, teaching them how to raise mentally strong and resilient children.
Do todayA??s children lack the flexibility and mental strength they need to cope with lifeA??s challenges in an increasingly complicated and scary world? With safe spaces and trigger warnings designed to "protect" kids, many adults worry that children donA??t have the resilience to reach their greatest potential. Amy Morin, the author who identified the characteristics that mentally strong people share, now gives adultsA??parents, teachers, and other mentorsA??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 DonA??t Do combines case studies, practical tips, specific strategies, and concrete and proven exercises to help children of all agesA??from preschoolers to teenagersA??build mental muscle and develop into healthy, strong adults.