As parents, we have a unique opportunity to nurture our children’s resilience, mental health and wellbeing. It’s reassuring to know that the field of Positive Psychology, which is the science of well-being, can provide us with an evidence-based framework to help to guide us on this journey.
Braver than you Believe is a timely and practical resource for parents on how to equip children with skills and strategies to help them to flourish and thrive in life, despite the inevitable challenges, difficulties and obstacles that will come their way. In doing so, parents can lay the groundwork for children to reach their full potential and to blossom into happy, fulfilled adults.
Written by Fiona Forman, author of the popular international educational programmes Welcome to Well-Being and Wired for Well-Being and co-author of Weaving Well-Being, Braver than you Believe explores 6 specific skills which parents can foster in children to help them to feel confident, brave, resilient and strong.
Drawing from her own personal experience, both as a mother and from working with children for over 30 years, Fiona shares practical suggestions for developing vital skills such as emotional regulation, helpful thinking and self-compassion, all grounded in a loving, supportive parent-child relationship.
The book also stresses the importance of self-care and of utilising the skills on a personal level as a starting point to help you to thrive in your own unique parenting journey.
The book has an accompanying Digital Companion Page that contains supplementary activities for each chapter including the meditation below. Listen to this Stop and Drop meditation by author Fiona Forman with your child any time you need to make some space for calmness in your busy day. Click on the image below to hear the meditation.
Being a parent in the modern world is so complex, that we need to have resources like this to help us to navigate through it… as well as providing the reader with a contextual understanding of children’s brains and minds, the book has a plentiful supply of practical advice and tips on how to support your child – a really useful resource for parents.
– Dr. Colman Noctor, Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist