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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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Best book I read about parenting

Since my son becomes a teenager and shows so much difficult behaviours, I started to read books about parenting, hoping it helps me to deal with his behaviour. He used to be such a loving and easy manner boy. This book by Amy is the best book so far. I wish I had read this earlier when he was much younger. Start training them early so that by the time they reach teen, it would be much easier. Anyway he still 13 so there is hope. I drove him to and from school everyday so we actually listen to this together and he loves it. I listened to this when cooking snd he would helps me and listened too. There are many things she explained better than I did. We discussed things after listening and I definitely see changes in his behaviour and I learned so much too. there are so many examples and strategies and the best chapter is the last one. If you don’t have the time to read all the books out there, make this your first and you may not need to read any other books.

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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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  • Oh Lovely Day
  • 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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  • Jonathan F Chestang
  • 25-05-2020

Every Parent NEEDS this book

If parenting came with a manual oh, this would be it. It's better to build children than to repair men.

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  • Byrone
  • 19-12-2019

Never Too Late

This is invaluable information. Even after all the parenting classes and self exploration and effort to educate myself, there are pearls that are pertinent and can be applied for my now 15 and 12 year olds. Thank you!!

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  • Amy Wainio
  • 30-10-2019

just so so

I found the examples and advice a bit too obvious and made up. it was okay and as part of the parenting reading or in thus case listening list its okay. Not gonna be my go to reference though.

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  • Christiane
  • 20-10-2019

Important book for all parents!

Amy has soo many good tips on how we can raise mentally stronger kids. The best part is that she breaks it down with a tons of clear examples to help us understand them better as well as implement changes in our own behaviors to help our kids. This applies to parents of preschool, teens and adults children as well. Definitely a must read!!!

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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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  • Kevin Hinton
  • 15-10-2020

Common sense stuff that more parents need to hear.

The author has very good insight into how to help parents teach their kids to help themselves. Not life changing, but it definitely changes my perspective on how I parent. Good stuff.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-07-2020

Wish I read this sooner.

Great information. Every parent should read this before they have children. It should be referenced throughout the child rearing years.

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  • Lavinia Everitt
  • 28-10-2019

Best Parenting Book Out There

I have read quite a few books on parenting and this one is by far one of the best. Plenty of useful advice. A must for any parent.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-03-2019

fantastic

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

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