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Optimism - helping children to become optimistic

optimism; pessimism; ;

We live in a world of uncertainty and change where many things are beyond our control. How we manage often depends on the way we see situations.

Helping your child become an optimist and ‘look on the bright side of life’ is a step towards preparing your child for a strong future. There is a sense of satisfaction and achievement for parents who feel confident that their child is equipped to handle difficulties and challenges.

Want more information about optimism?

To find out more about helping children be optimistic have a look at the Parent Easy Guide Optimism developed by Parenting SA. Parenting SA is a partnership between the Department for Education and Child Development and the Women’s and Children’s Health Network South Australia 

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The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).

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