Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings
by Kenneth R. Ginsburg
Paperback: 398 pages
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
List Price: $16.95
The handbook acknowledges that adolescents commonly survive stress by either indulging in unhealthy behaviors or giving up completely, and its suggested solutions are aimed at strengthening resilience. The proposed plan enables kids from the age of 18 months to 18 years to build the seven crucial "C's"--competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping, and control--needed to bounce back from challenges.
A variety of approaches are featured such as building on natural strengths, fostering hope and optimism, avoiding risky behaviors, and taking care of oneself physically and emotionally. With new chapters on perfectionism, the negative portrayal of teens, military families, and what parents can do when resilience has reached its limits, this examination also includes two personalized guides for creating customized strategies.
- How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
- Fostering Grit: How do I prepare my students for the real world? (ASCD Arias)
- Letting Go with Love and Confidence: Raising Responsible, Resilient, Self-Sufficient Teens in the 21st Century
- Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
- The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness: Five Steps to Help Kids Create and Sustain Lifelong Joy
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