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Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings

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This invaluable guide from bestselling author and pediatrican Kenneth Ginsburg, MD, FAAP, offers coping strategies to help children and teens deal with stress due to academic pressure, high achievement standards, media messages, peer pressure, and family tension.

Recommendations guide parents to help kids from the age of 18 months to 18 years build the seven crucial “C’s”—competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping, and...

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Overview


This invaluable guide from bestselling author and pediatrican Kenneth Ginsburg, MD, FAAP, offers coping strategies to help children and teens deal with stress due to academic pressure, high achievement standards, media messages, peer pressure, and family tension.

Recommendations guide parents to help kids from the age of 18 months to 18 years build the seven crucial “C’s”—competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping, and control—needed to bounce back from life's challenges.

This book provides a wide range of tactics, including building on natural strengths, fostering hope and optimism, avoiding risky behaviors, and taking care of oneself physically and emotionally. This edition includes new chapters on the topic of grit, stress and how how one's perception of stress affects what stress really is, toxic stress, and the protective role of nurturant adults. It also addresses the issue of adolescents responding to stress by either indulging in unhealthy behaviors or giving up completely, and the suggested solutions are aimed at strengthening resilience.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581108668
  • Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Publication date: 10/28/2014
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 330
  • Sales rank: 129,356
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, FAAP, is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and practices adolescent medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He is author of Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings and But I'm Almost 13!" An Action Plan for Raising a Responsible Adolescent. He is the father of 2 children and lives in Philadelphia.

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Table of Contents

Building Resilience, 3rd Edition
Contents
Acknowledgments
Preface
Part 1 Resilience and Stress
Chapter 1 Why Resilience?
Chapter 2 Stress and Its Effects
Chapter 3 Ingredients of Resilience: 7 Crucial Cs
Chapter 4 Not Letting Others Undermine Your Child’s Resilience
(or Psych You Out!)
Part 2 Competence and Confidence
Chapter 5 Getting Out of the Way
Chapter 6 The Value of Play
Chapter 7 Noticing, Praising, and Criticizing
Chapter 8 Authentic Success
Chapter 9 Thinking Clearly
Chapter 10 No More Lectures
Chapter 11 “I Get It!”
Chapter 12 Changing Behavior Step-by-step
Chapter 13 Shifting the Blame to Save Face
Chapter 14 Media Literacy
Chapter 15 Not Being Broken
Chapter 16 Building Confidence
Part 3 Connection, Character, and Contribution
Chapter 17 Connection
Chapter 18 The Art and Importance of Listening
Chapter 19 Strengthening Family Ties
Chapter 20 Widening the Circle
Chapter 21 Some Cautions About Connection
Chapter 22 Supporting Resilience in Military Families
Chapter 23 Nurturant Connections Offer Meaningful Protection Against the Effects of Childhood Trauma
Chapter 24 Character
Chapter 25 Grit: The Character Trait That Drives Performance……………………….
Chapter 26 Contribution
Part 4 Coping
Chapter 27 Getting a Grip on Stress
Chapter 28 Taking Action
Chapter 29 Taking Care of Your Body
Chapter 30 Taking Care of Your Emotions
Part 5 Control
Chapter 31 Styles of Discipline
Chapter 32 Positive Discipline Strategies
Chapter 33 Increasing Kids’ Control
Chapter 34 Delaying Gratification
Chapter 35 Preparing Our Families for Lifelong Interdependence ………………………..
Chapter 36 One Rung at a Time
Chapter 37 Not Everything Is Within Our Control
Part 6 When Resilience Is Challenged Beyond Reasonable Limits
Chapter 38 Extreme Circumstances
Chapter 39 Turning for Help
Chapter 40 When Your Own Resilience Reaches Its Limits
Part 7 Especially for Communities and Individual Teens
Chapter 41 Community-based Resilience-building Strategies
Chapter 42 Just for Kids: A Personalized Guide for Managing Stress
Parting Thoughts
Index

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