So, with that, I conclude my negative review of a book on how to be positive (don't you love the irony?) by stating that yes it is very important to be positive to and around your kids, but it shouldn't take a book to make you realize, and act on, this simple fact.
from the publisher:
Affirmations are more than just words. They can heal hurts, build self-esteem, and empower us to face life with confidence and courage. In a world filled with stress, pressures, and fears, children need support and encouragement from adults—and they need to know how to affirm themselves.
This revised and updated edition of a beloved classic makes affirmations easy to understand. Douglas Bloch leads readers step-by-step through the process of helping kids turn off the negative voice within and activate the powerful “yes!” voice. Kids learn affirmations for all kinds of situations and challenges: school and academics, athletics, facing fears, feeling angry, getting teased, being depressed, and more. There are affirmations for specific developmental stages (from infancy through adolescence) and for special needs including learning differences, behavior disorders, and family problems. Bloch also includes affirmations to help adults deal with their own issues and better help the children in their care. [an error occurred while processing this directive]