The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.
The linked article outlines five useful tips from the book Raising Independent, Self-Confident Kids by authors Wendy Moss, PhD, and Donald Moses, MD
In brief, they are:
- Stay calm
- Be consistent
- If you don't have a good reason to say no, why not say yes?
- Pick the right time to talk
- Practice good communication skills
The article goes into greater depth on each point, providing explanations and examples.