Monday, June 29, 2009
A recent U.S. News and World Report article, "Positive Psychology for Kids: Teaching Resilience with Positive Education" says that adults can help kids by encouraging them to think positively.
Psychologists Karen Reivich and Jane Gillham aim to use positive psychology on the youngest members of society to prevent them from later struggling with anxiety, depression, or other psychological problems. An estimated 2 million or so 12- to 17-year-olds experience clinical depression annually, and Reivich and Gillham have found that building resilience in younger children can help thwart depression before it starts.
Positivity has to start with us though and I found this little test you can do to help you see what kind of a positive person you are. Click here to take the test, only take you a minute or so and makes you think about your life and how positive you really are.
For a bit more of a read on this subject check out If bees are few blog.