Raising a Mentally Fit Generation

Raising a Mentally Fit Generation : Science-Based Tool & Strategies to Build Resilience & Wellbeing in Ourkids

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It seems extraordinary to need to talk about how we can promote good mental health in our children. Childhood is supposed to be an untroubled time in life, free from the stresses and burdens of adulthood and pressures of the modern world. As parents, we often assume that our kids innately have good mental health habits that will help prepare them for handling life's inevitable challenges. Regrettably, this is not the case. The nature of children's health around the world is changing. Over time our daily habitual behaviours and thoughts create who we are. As parents, and other significant adults in children's lives, it's our responsibility to help our children develop positive, healthy habits of mind that foster resilience and wellbeing so they can flourish and thrive. For the past 25 years Kari Sutton has taken emerging research and translates it into simple, practical strategies and tools that parents can implement in their day to day lives to sow the seeds of psychological wellbeing in their children and help them develop habits that will last a lifetime. Being mentally fit can help prevent mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression from occurring. Mentally fit kids feel better in themselves, are more creative, and can deal with stressful situations such as bullying or exams more calmly and with less anxiety. Educating our children about the importance of mental wellbeing will help us to raise a mentally fit generation.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 148.08 x 210.06 x 11.68mm | 263.08g
  • Surrey Hills, VIC, Australia
  • English
  • 1922391336
  • 9781922391339
  • 400,588

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"Raising a mentally fit generation is everyone's responsibility. We need to do things differently and help young people become and stay mentally fit. This work gives us tools to help young people build mental fitness muscles and develop seven key habits. Kari has distilled the science into ten components and brought this to you in a very readable and memorable way. Parents, schools and young people need to read this, discuss it and share it."

Professor Lindsay G. Oades, Director Centre for Positive Psychology, The University of Melbourne

"The perfect combination of theory and practice! What every parent needs - no judgment, practical ideas, and a way forward. Raising a Mentally Fit Generation will be relevant twenty years from now as it captures how to equip our young people with the skills they need to be emotionally fit now and in the future. An outstanding read!"

Roxanne Smith, Deputy Principal, and mum of two beautiful girls

"Ask any parent what they want for their kids and they'll say something like ... happiness and success; but what many really mean is that they want their children to be resilient and able to cope with life's ups and downs. In this book Kari draws on the research and presents practical advice for how parents can help their children foster and develop the crucial skills required for this; and she does it in a way that's easy to read and easy to apply."

Dr Timothy Sharp, Chief Happiness Officer - The Happiness Institute

"Raising a Mentally Fit Generation is a practical, funny and scientifically researched guide for giving your children strong foundations for positive mental health and wellbeing. The easy-to-follow, evidence-backed recommendations are exactly what parents and teachers need today to support kids in their care to flourish. May this wonderful book reach all who need it."

Megan Dalla-Camina, Founder of Women Rising and

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About Kari Sutton

Kari Sutton is a speaker, author, educator and parent. She has helped over 25,000 parents, families and educators plant the seeds of resilience, emotional wellbeing and mental fitness for future generations. She provides readers and audiences with practical, easy to implement, evidence-based strategies, tools, and mindsets that foster children's positive mental health and is on a mission to change the conversation about how we promote and protect our children's mental health and wellbeing.
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