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

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

by Kenneth R. Ginsburg
     
 

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Confronting the overwhelming amount of stress kids face today, this invaluable guide offers coping strategies for facing the combined elements of academic performance, high achievement standards, media messages, peer pressure, and family tension.

The handbook acknowledges that adolescents commonly survive stress by either indulging in unhealthy behaviors or

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Confronting the overwhelming amount of stress kids face today, this invaluable guide offers coping strategies for facing the combined elements of academic performance, high achievement standards, media messages, peer pressure, and family tension.

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.

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Children's Literature - Jeanne K. Pettenati J.D.
Whether a child will endure his childhood or flourish through these years depends quite a bit on his personality, parenting, family and community connections, and environmental factors. Raising confident, competent children may be a challenge in today's society, but the author uses common sense and current research to guide parents as they try to achieve this goal. Chapters on positive discipline strategies, coping with stress, military families, building confidence, and community resources are just a few examples of the range of topics offered. This title can help families facing everyday challenges and families with special-needs children, who demand additional time and attention from their parents. This reviewer especially appreciated the thoughtful chapter on "The Art and Importance of Listening" and "Strengthening Family Ties." The final chapter includes a personalized guide on managing stress for teens. Excellent suggestions for releasing emotional tension, tackling problems, taking care of your body by eating and sleeping well are provided. Home and school libraries would do well to add this title to their collections. Reviewer: Jeanne K. Pettenati, J.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581105513
Publisher:
American Academy of Pediatrics
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Edition description:
Second edition
Pages:
398
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MSEd, 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 the author of “But I'm Almost 13!": An Action Plan for Raising a Responsible Adolescent and the coauthor of Less Stress, More Success: A New Approach to Guiding Your Teen Through College Admissions and Beyond. He lives in Philadelphia.

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