- Hardcover: 352 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow (Sept. 19 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062565737
- ISBN-13: 978-0062565730
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.9 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 476 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,730 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do: Raising Self-Assured Children and Training Their Brains for a Life of Happiness, Meaning, and Success Hardcover – Sep 19 2017
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In her international bestseller 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, Amy Morin taught us what it takes to be mentally strong. Now she teaches parents the unhealthy habits to avoid in order to raise mentally strong children.
Do you prevent your child from making mistakes? Do you give your child power over you? Do you parent out of guilt? If so, you’re not alone. Every parent wants to provide their child with the best and safest future. But in today’s increasingly complicated and scary world, many parents have taken things a step too far, mistakenly believing that giving their children the best chance at a successful life involves trying to shield them from pain and reality.
From free-range parenting to helicopter parenting, many of today’s popular parenting practices aren’t allowing parents to teach children the skills they need to become mentally strong adults. In 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do, Amy Morin turns her focus to parents, revealing what not to do—the unhealthy thoughts, behaviors, and feelings that hold adults back from raising mentally strong children.
As a psychotherapist, an expert in family and teen therapy, and a foster parent, Morin has witnessed firsthand what works. When children have the skills they need to deal with challenges in their everyday lives, they flourish socially, emotionally, behaviorally, and academically. Morin demonstrates through easy-to-follow steps that with appropriate support, encouragement, and guidance from adults, children grow stronger and strive for a better, brighter future. Drawing on the insight she has gained from her experiences in her practice and her role as a foster parent, she combines case studies, practical tips, specific strategies, and proven exercises to help children of all ages—from preschoolers to teenagers—build the mental muscle and grit they need to develop into healthy, strong adults.
Mentally Strong Parents Raise Mentally Strong Children
Exceptional strategies and exercises for raising mentally strong children who achieve success and happiness and become the best version of themselves.
- They Don’t Condone a Victim Mentality
- They Don’t Parent out of Guilt
- They Don’t Make Their Child the Center of the Universe
- They Don’t Allow Fear to Dictate Their Choices
- They Don’t Give Their Child Power over Them
- They Don’t Expect Perfection
- They Don’t Let Their Child Avoid Responsibility
- They Don’t Shield Their Child from Pain
- They Don’t Feel Responsible for Their Child’s Emotions
- They Don’t Prevent Their Child from Making Mistakes
- They Don’t Confuse Discipline with Punishment
- They Don’t Take Shortcuts to Avoid Discomfort
- They Don’t Lose Sight of Their Values
About the Author
Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker, college psychology instructor, and psychotherapist. Amy serves as Verywell’s Parenting Teens Expert and Child Discipline Expert, and is a regular contributor to Forbes, Inc., and Psychology Today. She is the only person in the psychology industry who is talking about mental strength on a global level. She lives in Enfield, Maine.
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Each chapter of 13 Things takes one tenant of Morin's advice to help readers become better parents. Chapters include: They don't parent out of guilt, They don't expect perfection, They don't confuse discipline with punishment and they don't take shortcuts to avoid discomfort. Every time I would read a chapter, I thought, "Wow, this is the best chapter." Then I would go on and think that about the next chapter. Each chapter is truly loaded with solid stories from other parents or Morin's experiences working with children, along with advice and ideas on how to help the chapter work for your parenting, whether you have a pre-schooler or a teenager. Morin's book also clearly shows she is up-to-date on what is going on in our world today. She relates to parents in a way that is current with modern society with the constant social media input that we have as parents.
I was privileged to be part of Amy Morin's launch team with other parents who previewed 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do. Together, online,we read slowly and discussed each chapter and shared parenting notes every week. I can't begin to tell you how helpful both the book and the group were to my husband and I as we parent our teenage son. I highly recommend 13 Things. I would also encourage you to not just read the book but to find a group of parents that you can share the book with and discuss it together, either in person or on-line. I am sure your learning will multiply with your time and efforts and you will become a better parent for having done so.
I received a special advanced copy of 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do from the author and publisher. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for the book