Why You Shouldn't Say It, Why You Shouldn't Think It, What You Should Embrace Instead
by Aaron Cooper, Ph.D. & Eric Keitel, M.Ed.
I just want them to be happy is the mantra of millions of parents nowadays, but it’s crippling our kids—and families don’t know it! As moms and dads have devoted themselves to their children’s short-term happiness, youth depression, anxiety and worry have been on the rise. This highly readable and provocative book explains how and why kids (and parents) pay a price for today’s misguided emphasis on keeping children happy. What to emphasize instead? Drawing from decades of happiness research, the authors describe the eight key elements found in authentically happy lives, and show parents how to cultivate those elements while the kids are young. A groundbreaking book for every concerned mom and dad, co-written by a child psychologist and middle school educator.