Ep 411: Amy Morin | Mentally Strong


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Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker and lecturer at Northeastern University. She's also in international bestselling author. Her books, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do and 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do, have been translated into 30 languages. She gave one of the most popular TEDx talks of all time with more than 6.5 million views. Her advice has been featured by media outlets around the globe ranging from CNN in Mexico to MTV in Finland.

In today’s increasingly complicated and scary world, do children lack the flexibility and mental strength they need to cope with life’s challenges? With “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings” designed to protect kids, many adults worry that children don’t have the resilience to reach their greatest potential. In 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do Amy Morin identifies the tools that adults—parents, teachers, and other mentors—need to become mental strength trainers.

After her blog post on mental strength went viral in 2013, psychotherapist Amy Morin expanded those ideas in her internationally bestselling book 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do. Now, in her highly anticipated follow up, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do (William Morrow; September 19, 2017; ISBN: 9780062565730) Amy Morin turns her focus to teaching parents how to raise mentally strong and resilient children in an everchanging world.

As a foster parent, psychotherapist, and expert in family and teen therapy, Amy draws upon her professional and personal experiences in 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do. And while other books tell parents what to do, Amy teaches parents what “not to do,” which she says is equally important in raising mentally strong kids.

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