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Raising Resilient Children:Fostering Strength, Hope & Optimism in Your Child
Raising Resilient Children:Fostering Strength, Hope & Optimism in Your Child
of early experiences. It provides practical suggestions for parents and teachers to help children prepare for the challenges of today’s complicated, ever-changing world. Melvin D. Levine, M.D., states, "the very act of reading this book will enable parents themselves to be This book is a presentation of thoughtful stories that explore why some children overcome overwhelming obstacles while others become victims resilient and to transplant this attitude into the minds and spirits of their offspring." Brooks and Goldstein write, "Resilient youngsters possess certain qualities and/or ways of viewing themselves and the world that are not apparent in youngsters who have not been successful in meeting challenges and pressures. Resilient youngsters are able to translate this view, or mindset, into effective action. Resilient children are also hopeful and possess high self-worth." They explain the characteristics, parenting strategies, and teaching techniques that contribute to this sense of hopefulness and self-worth. The authors, both of whom have warm hearts and brilliant minds, have culled through a vast amount of research to present to the reader what matters most. Edward Hallowell, M.D. states, "This book is a great blessing upon parents and teachers. It tells us what we need to know and informs us about what concerns us most -- our children. As both a parent and a child psychiatrist, I highly recommend this book. It is superb." Among the 13 chapters are topics such as, *Empathy *Setting realistic goals and expectations *Nurturing islands of competence * Learning from mistakes *Teaching children to make decisions and solve problems. Resilience must be applied to parenting practice and goal setting in both home and school environments to help children prepare for the challenges of today's complicated world. Children must develop an inner strength to overcome adversity and be able to deal successfully with the challenges and demands they will encounter. This book is an extension of the many wonderful ideas presented in Robert Brooks video, Look What You've Done and it is a valuable tool for any parent or teacher who has a child who learns differently
 
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