Robyn R. Miller: We Should be Teaching Our Children Optimism
"Not everyone is a born optimist, but it’s a skill anyone can learn — and one we should be teaching our children, said Robyn R. Miller, interim chief of the division of adolescent medicine and pediatric gynecology at Nemours Children’s Health System."
Sarah Gantz quotes Robyn in an excellent article, "How to teach children to be optimists."
With our friends at The Centre for Optimism, we have now encouraged many young people to be more optimistic by focusing on what makes them optimistic. The best way to teach children to be more optimistic is to model optimism ourselves.
Sarah captures that in her article by asking, "How can adults teach optimism to children?"
And answering, "By modeling optimistic behavior."