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Author: Amy Morin Narrator: Amy Morin Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2017 ISBN: 9780062694911
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The author of the international bestseller 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do turns her focus to parents, teaching them how to raise mentally strong and resilient children.

Do today’s children lack the flexibility and mental strength they need to cope with life’s challenges in an increasingly complicated and scary world? 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. Amy Morin, the author who identified the characteristics that mentally strong people share, now gives adults—parents, teachers, and other mentors—the tools they need to become mental strength trainers. 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 youngsters.

As a foster parent, psychotherapist, and expert in family and teen therapy, Amy has witnessed first-hand what works. When children have the skills they need to deal with challenges in their everyday lives, they can flourish socially, emotionally, behaviorally, and academically. With appropriate support, encouragement, and guidance from adults, kids grow stronger and become better. Drawing on her experiences and insight, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do combines case studies, practical tips, specific strategies, and concrete and proven exercises to help children of all ages—from preschoolers to teenagers—build mental muscle and develop into healthy, strong adults.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Amy has given every parent a great gift—but a more important gift to the kids, if their parents would just follow her advice. Great principles to empower your kids.”

    Dr. Henry Cloud, psychologist and author

  • “[A] combination of common sense backed by research—amply cited—will help parents make a midcourse correction…Parents should find Morin’s work inspiring.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Whether you learn best from stories and examples, mental-strength exercises outlined in each chapter, or through practice of new suggestions that mentally strong parents can do, this book will offer something for you.”


  • “An in-through-the-out-door approach to building mental muscle by presenting thirteen parenting behaviors to avoid. …Morin’s strategies support long-term goals…Recommended.”

    Library Journal

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About the Author

Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker, college psychology instructor and psychotherapist. She serves as’s Parenting Teens Expert and Discipline Expert. She maintains a weekly column at Forbes, where she writes about the psychological aspects of business.

In 2013, her article, “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do,” became a viral sensation. Within a few days it was picked up by the Forbes website, where it gained an additional ten million views. Her book, which is also titled “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do,” expands on her article with anecdotal stories, mental strength exercises, and the story behind why she wrote it.

Some of the media outlets who have featured her advice include: Parenting, Time, Fox News, NBC, ABC, MSN, Lifetime Moms, and We TV. She has also provided on-camera interviews for Fox Business, Forbes, and the Blaze TV.