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Learned optimism

Turning Life's Lemons Into Lemonade

Posted by: Rhonda January 14, 2020

Optimism. That sought-after character trait that turns life’s lemons into lemonade. While pessimists brace for the worst, optimists focus on the positive. But what determines a person’s outlook on life? Is it solely genetics, or can optimism be taught and learned?

According to research, you can teach young children to become optimistic thinkers. And, as with most foundational life skills, the earlier one starts thinking optimistically the easier it will be to reap the astounding benefits that come from being an optimist.

You, as an early childhood educator, are uniquely positioned to equip children with the thinking style they need to become successful. Read more.