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13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do

Raising Self-Assured Children and Training Their Brains for a Life of Happiness, Meaning, and Success
By: Amy Morin
Narrated by: Amy Morin
Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
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The author of the international best seller 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do turns her focus to parents, teaching them how to raise mentally strong and resilient children.

Do today's children lack the flexibility and mental strength they need to cope with life's challenges in an increasingly complicated and scary world? With safe spaces and trigger warnings designed to "protect" kids, many adults worry that children don't have the resilience to reach their greatest potential. Amy Morin, the author who identified the characteristics that mentally strong people share, now gives adults - parents, teachers, and other mentors - 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 firsthand 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 Don't Do combines case studies, practical tips, specific strategies, and concrete and proven exercises to help children of all ages - from preschoolers to teenagers - build mental muscle and develop into healthy, strong adults.

©2017 Amy Morin (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • booklover
  • 09-04-2018

A must for any parent

I listed to this book to help me with my strong-willed big emotions 7 year old. I found so much of it helpful and bookmarked many passages. My husband also listened to it at my request and said the same. But I think there are lessons and tips in this book that could help any parent, whether you have a tough kid, a toddler, or a teenager.

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  • Tyler
  • 07-02-2018

Great book!

This book had many great insights. I will continue to listen to it again and again to implement it's ideas into my parenting. I loved it!

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  • Benjamin Davis
  • 31-10-2018

Amazing book

This book has opened my eyes to so many mistakes I have made with my children, and so many things that I have been doing that impact them in a negative way, and I thought I was helping them! My children are 7 and 9, so it's not too late, but I wish I would have read this book when they were born, and continued to read it as they grow! The information in this book is exactly what everyone says doesn't exist, a rule book for parenting. Although this book is just insights into what will hopefully help your child develop healthy mental strength, I will be using this as my guideline for how I raise my children. I'm planning on reading this book several times consecutively to really implant the information in my brain, then rereading it every 6 months so as my children grow, I can revisit the information that is applicable to their age. This book has information for all age groups, so it will be helpful until they are past the point of me being able to influence them anymore!
Great work Amy, I greatly appreciate your insight into society and the mentality of humanity!

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  • Tana Anderson
  • 30-08-2019

best tool book ive read for parenting

Amy gives her best 13 tips on raising mentally strong children, but really it's the best book I've read on parenting intentionally. She gives clear examples, role plays, then shares exactly how to implement. It is research based, not just her opinion. I'll re-read this many times over!

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  • Megs
  • 25-04-2019

Thank you Amy Morin

This is a book that I want in print. It has so many valuable layers that I see coming to play for the rest of my parenthood. Listening was also great, it was easy to follow, motivational and at times even funny- humans have silly habits! Thank you for sharing your wisdom

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  • A. S.
  • 06-08-2018

Not a manual but a great guide

Kids don't come out with manual, and this book is not one, but it provides a great guidance of how to raise kids without compromising values, love and character, everybody is different and there are many advices I already apply, but I found myself into situations I experience with my kids and in this book helps me and gives me the way to overcoming them

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-03-2019

fantastic<br />

Great book, fantastic advice on how to communicate with your children as well as how to deal with situations etc.