13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do: Raising Self-Assured Children and Training Their Brains for a Life of Happiness, Meaning, and Success

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


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The author of the international bestseller 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 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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062565754
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/04/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 82,420
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker, instructor at Northeastern University, and psychotherapist. She is the author of the international bestseller 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, as well as 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do. Amy serves as a parenting expert for Verywell, 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 gave one of the most viewed TEDx talks of all time and was named the “self-help guru of the moment” by The Guardian. She lives in Marathon, Florida. 13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do is her third book.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 They Don't Condone a Victim Mentality 9

Chapter 2 They Don't Parent out of Guilt 33

Chapter 3 They Don't Make Their Child the Center of the Universe 57

Chapter 4 They Don't Allow Fear to Dictate Their Choices 81

Chapter 5 They Don't Give Their Child Power over Them 105

Chapter 6 They Don't Expect Perfection 129

Chapter 7 They Don't Let Their Child Avoid Responsibility 155

Chapter 8 They Don't Shield Their Child from Pain 179

Chapter 9 They Don't Feel Responsible for Their Child's Emotions 205

Chapter 10 They Don't Prevent Their Child from Making Mistakes 231

Chapter 11 They Don't Confuse Discipline with Punishment 257

Chapter 12 They Don't Take Shortcuts to Avoid Discomfort 285

Chapter 13 They Don't Lost Sight of Their Values 305

Conclusion 329

References 333

Acknowledgments 343

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Teadrinker More than 1 year ago
Amy Morin's latest book, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do is a mixture of parental coaching, parental strategy reference book, parenting exercises and ideas to improve your parenting skills. In other words, it is a great book to read and to keep for further reference. 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