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

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

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

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

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Help prepare the children and teens in your life to face life’s challenges with grace and grit. In this award-winning guide author and pediatrician Dr. Ken Ginsburg shares his 7 crucial Cs: competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping, and control. You’ll discover how to incorporate these concepts into your parenting style and communication strategies, thereby strengthening your connection. And that connection will position you to guide your child to bounce back from life’s challenges and forge a meaningful and successful life. You’ll also learn detailed coping strategies to help children and teenagers deal with the stresses of academic pressure, media messages, peer pressure, and family tension. These approaches will prepare children to thrive and make it less likely that they will turn to risky quick fixes and haphazard solutions. Resilience is a critical life skill. And it can be taught! Learn how with Building Resilience in Children and Teens.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610023856
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
Publication date: 05/26/2020
Edition description: Fourth edition
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 81,226
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, FAAP, is a professor of pediatrics in the division of adolescent medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is also director of health services at Covenant House Pennsylvania and the author of Raising Kids to Thrive, Letting Go with Love and Confidence, and Reaching Teens. He is the father of two daughters and lives in Philadelphia, PA. Martha M. Jablow has written extensively on parenting and health as the author of several books and articles.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xvii

Part 1 Be the Kind of Parent With Long-standing Influence

Chapter 1 The Power of Loving Relationships 1

Chapter 2 Parenting the 35-Year-Old 7

Chapter 3 The Right Balance Tips the Scales Toward a Positive Future 13

Part 2 Resilience and Stress

Chapter 4 Why Resilience? 25

Chapter 5 Stress and Its Effects 31

Chapter 6 Ingredients of Resilience: 7 Crucial Cs 39

Chapter 7 The Language of Resilience 49

Chapter 8 Not Letting Others Undermine Your Child's Resilience (or Psych You Out!) 55

Part 3 Competence and Confidence

Chapter 9 The Amazing Developing Brain 61

Chapter 10 Getting Out of the Way 73

Chapter 11 The Value of Play, Reflection, and Downtime 81

Chapter 12 Noticing, Praising, and Criticizing 85

Chapter 13 Authentic Success (This Includes Making the Most of Failure) 91

Chapter 14 Thinking Clearly 109

Chapter 15 No More Lectures 115

Chapter 16 "I Get It!" 121

Chapter 17 Changing Behavior Step-by-step 129

Chapter 18 Shifting the Blame to Save Face 137

Chapter 19 (Social) Media Literacy 141

Chapter 20 Not Being Broken 151

Chapter 21 Building Confidence 155

Chapter 22 Raising Youth of Color in a Complex World 165

Part 4 Connection

Chapter 23 Protective Connections 175

Chapter 24 Take a Breath, You're Co-regulating 181

Chapter 25 The Art and Importance of Listening 189

Chapter 26 Strengthening Family Ties 197

Chapter 27 Widening the Circle 203

Chapter 28 Having Their Back, True Unconditional Love 207

Chapter 29 Preparing Our Families for Lifelong Interdependence 213

Chapter 30 Some Cautions About Connection 217

Chapter 31 Supporting Resilience in Military Families 223

Chapter 32 Nurturant Connections Protect Against Toxic Stress 227

Part 5 Character and Contribution

Chapter 33 Character 233

Chapter 34 Grit: A Character Trait That Drives Performance 245

Chapter 35 Contribution 253

Part 6 Coping

Chapter 36 Getting a Grip on Stress 259

Chapter 37 Taking Action 265

Chapter 38 Taking Care of Your Body 275

Chapter 39 Taking Care of Your Emotions 299

Part 7 Control

Chapter 40 Styles of Discipline 315

Chapter 41 Positive Discipline Strategies 323

Chapter 42 Increasing Kids' Control 331

Chapter 43 Delaying Gratification 337

Chapter 44 One Rung at a Time 341

Chapter 45 Not Everything Is Within Our Control 345

Part 8 When Resilience Is Challenged

Chapter 46 Extreme Circumstances 349

Chapter 47 Bringing Our Children Back 351

Chapter 48 Turning for Help 359

Chapter 49 When Your Own Resilience Reaches Its Limits 365

Part 9 Especially for Communities

Chapter 50 Community-Based Resilience-Building Strategies 371

Parting Thoughts 381

Index 383

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