Protect your child from depression for life--without medication!
The most precious gift you can give your child isn't a generous trust fund or a five-star education--it's the resiliency and unwavering sense of optimism that allows a person to thrive no matter what challenges life sends their way.
In Raising an Optimistic Child, you'll learn how to bring about lifelong happiness in your child--even if only an infant--and protect him or her from the pain and damage of depression.
Inspired by the authors' two decades of pioneering work as well as recent research in psychology, neurobiology, and genetics, Raising an Optimistic Child offers a seven-step, relationship-based program for alleviating or preventing childhood--and adult--depression that has proved more effective than controversial drug therapies and standard psychotherapeutic approaches. With the benefit of real life stories of families who have experienced first-hand the results of their work, psychologist Bob Murray, Ph.D., and therapist Alicia Fortinberry, authors of Creating Optimism give you the tools you need to:
Understand most common causes of childhood--and lifelong--depression
Spot the early signs of depression--even in very young children
Prevent your own depression from infecting your child
Enhance your child's learning and coping skills
Minimize the trauma of separation and divorce
Deal with ADD/ADHD and difficult behaviors without drugs
Disclaimer: The information presented on this website is based on the research, clinical experience and opinions of Dr Bob Murray and Alicia Fortinberry. It is designed to support, not replace a relationship with a qualified healthcare professional.