The Powerful Word of the Month is optimism! How can parents raise an optimistic child? In the above video, Dr. Robyn answers one question from a parent who often hears her child using an “I can’t attitude.”

Dear Dr. Robyn, my child typically has an “I can’t” attitude and I would like to help her be more positive.  Do you have any tips or activities that can help her? –Liz P. Durham, North Carolina

blog happygirl Ask Dr. Robyn: How Can I Help Raise an Optimistic Child?Tips on raising an optimistic child featured in Ask Dr. Robyn video (see vlog for details):

(1)  Teach your child to reword statements like “I can’t” or “I stink at this.”

(2)  Teach them that thoughts have power.

(3)  Teach them that optimism is a choice.

(4)  Talk about overcoming challenges and adversity:

(5)  Help them to set or reset goals.

Ask Dr. Robyn: How Can I Help Raise an Optimistic Child? is a post from: Dr. Robyn Silverman – Child Development Specialist, Body Image Expert, Success Coach & the Creator of the Powerful Words Character Development System

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