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Raising optimistic kids in an era of pessimism

WANTED: OPTIMISTS. MUST ENJOY CHALLENGES, APPRECIATE possibilities and possess a deep belief in your ability to master a situation. Hope for the future a must, and confidence in that hope a strong plus. If your motto is “try, try again,” you’re perfectly set to make the most of this—or any—opportunity.

There are excellent reasons for anyone—nations, businesses, schools—to seek out the optimistic. And they are even truer for parents. Optimists make better entrepreneurs, experience better health outcomes, live longer and are more satisfied

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