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The Strength Switch

How the New Science of Strength-Based Parenting Can Help Your Child and Your Teen to Flourish
Narrated by: Olivia Mackenzie-Smith
Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
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Unlock your children's potential by helping them build their strengths. 

This game-changing book shows us the extraordinary results of focusing on our children's strengths rather than always trying to correct their weaknesses. Most parents struggle with this shift because they suffer from a negativity bias, thanks to evolutionary development, giving them "strengths blindness". By showing us how to throw the "strengths switch", Lea Waters demonstrates how not only can we help our children build resilience, optimism, and achievement but we can also help inoculate them against today's pandemic of depression and anxiety. 

As a strengths-based scientist for more than 20 years, 10 of them spent focusing on strengths-based parenting, Waters has seen how this approach enhances self-esteem and energy in both children and teenagers. Yet more on the plus side: Parents find it a particularly exciting and rewarding way to raise children. With many suggestions for specific ways to interact with your kids, Waters demonstrates how to discover strengths and talents in our children, how to use positive emotions as a resource, how to build strong brains, and even how to deal with problem behaviors and talk about difficult situations and emotions. As revolutionary yet simple as Mindset and Grit, The Strength Switch will show parents how a small shift can yield enormous results. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2017 Lea Waters (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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Great, actionable content!

The Strength Switch is full of much great, actionable content which can be immediately applied. Even after just the first few chapters, I was able to affect a change in myself & my family. I highly recommend this book for all parents, parents-to-be, and those who seek to be positive influences & bring out the strengths in others around them.

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down-to-earth and inspiring

as a mom it is sometimes easier to see what's going wrong rather than what's going right. We lose sight of how to appreciate our children for who they are because we compare them to who we think they should be. that should be is often rooted in our own feelings of inadequacy. This book shows the way out

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