Dr. Tamar Chansky’s classic book on helping children find relief from negative thinking has been updated with illustrations (2020) and is currently on sale on Amazon.
As we emerge from two years of Covid restrictions and all of its ramifications, children are more prone to negative thinking than ever. What’s a parent to do?
This overview of Dr. Chansky’s book will help you decide if her recommendations would be useful to you to you during this difficult time:
All children can fall into negative thinking, seeing the worst in a situation, underestimating their strengths and being hard on themselves, some kids fall into that hole on a regular basis and parents are perplexed at how kids who have so much going for them can see themselves in such a bad light and get so stuck.
The problem for these kids isn’t that their situations are worse, but the negative brain presents them with a dire picture and as a result they feel hopeless and give up. Whether your child is a frequent flyer into negative thinking, or just an occasional visitor, this book will give you an understanding and a language to help your child right-size the adversities in his life and access his strengths to overcome them.