The secret to having resilient, confident and optimistic children is to teach your kids to shrug!
Modern children can find themselves under a lot of pressure. Rates of depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses in young people are increasing. Expectations are sky high. All of which, of course, only puts pressure on parents too.
What’s gone wrong?
A big part of the problem is that too many kids have never learnt the ability to shrug things off. They’ve never learnt how to handle life’s inevitable ‘downs’ as well as the ‘ups’.
Teach Your Kids to Shrug! is a highly readable, extremely practical guide to parenting in a way that will improve your children’s ability to deal with life’s challenges, rather than be weighed down or held back by them.
In six sections, author and parenting expert Michael Grose shows you how to build resilience, confidence and cooperation in your kids, and how to better handle family matters, gender matters and sibling matters.
An essential guide to raising the children of the 21st century.
Michael Grose is the author of nine books for parents including Why First Borns Rule the World and Last Borns Want to Change It and Thriving! He is well recognised in the media for his expertise, regularly appearing on television programs such as The Today Show, Sunrise and The Morning Show as well as on ABC Radio Victoria. His popular parenting columns appear in newspapers and magazines across Australia, and his parenting resources are found in schools in every state.