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Turn a Pessimistic Child Into an Optimistic One in 3 Steps

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Carol Tuttle

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 Helping children see the good starts with simple steps.

It's tiring, isn't it? Your child's world is full of so much good—but they seem to find the worst. You want to help your child stop being so negative, but how? 

If you find yourself telling your child to focus on the positive, stop right there. You might be missing a step that makes your advice difficult to take. Carol and Anne share tips in this episode to help your child create true optimism.

This week’s Parenting Practice

This week, instead of correcting your child's negative responses, coach them with these three steps. 1. Find out more by asking: Why don't you like that? 2. Ask: what do you want instead? 3. Put your focus on that together.

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