An essential, must-read for all parents - - - - now more than ever! In the challenging and changing world of parenting, the introduction of technology, increase in mental health issues, reduced exposure to risk, dwindling communities and pressure to always be perfect in a busy, often overwhelming world, raising resilient and confident children is a challenge. In The Art of Raising a Resilient Child, you'll find powerful and practical strategies and a road map to raise your children to navigate the ups and downs of life mentally, physically and emotionally.Building resilience in our children is a vital ingredient to nurturing our children's mental health. With increased ability to journey the thing we call life, resilience helps us bounce back from daily and long term challenges. Children need to know how to do this on a daily basis and it is our job as parents to develop and nurture resilience, confidence and emotional intelligence in our children. Based on the art and science of parenting, this book provides solutions and ideas to raise children who have a brave heart, strong mind and healthy body who can navigate the ups and downs of life.
About the Author
High school teacher, counsellor, parenting mentor and advocate for children's mental health and wellbeing, Anna Partridge has been privileged to support the journey of children and their families for more than 15 years. She is an expert in the theory of resilience in children and has combined this with positive psychology to help child thrive and flourish in a changing world. With her educational background, Anna writes from experience and evidence based research on interpersonal relationships, emotional intelligence, resilience and wellbeing to provide parents with practical ideas to raise their children to weather the ups and downs of life. Anna is a regular parenting writer for Huffington Post and Wellbeing Magazine. She is married with three children aged 15, 13 and 11 and lives in Canberra Australia.
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About the Author
With an educational background, Anna uses her knowledge of interpersonal relationships and emotional intelligence as well as cognitive behaviour theory to help families understand and develop solid relationships between parents and their children as well as siblings. She helps families understand that life is meant to be up and down and the need to develop resilience to help weather the storm. With the surge of mental health issues developing in children, building these skills are imperative to curbing the incidence rate of anxiety, depression and other mental health issues.
Anna is an advocate for children's mental health and wellbeing and a regular parenting writer for Huffington Post and the Wellbeing Magazine. Currently working as a high school teacher, she loves the rich conversations she has with teenagers about thriving socially, emotionally, mentally and physically and also enjoys leading a culture of wellbeing across the schools she has taught in. Anna is married with three children and lives in Canberra, Australia.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: What is resilience?
Chapter 2: The building blocks of resilience
Part 1: Building a Strong Mind (Mental Resilience)
Chapter 3: Provide a positive learning environment at home
Chapter 4: Give children a good start to life
Chapter 5: Provide a good education
Chapter 6: Develop a strong values and beliefs system
Chapter 7: Build up a bank of positive memories
Chapter 8: Encourage a growth mindset with a positive outlook on life
Chapter 9: Build self-esteem and self-confidence
Chapter 10: Facilitate an understanding of financial literature
Part 2: Moulding a Brave Heart (Emotional Resilience)
Chapter 11: The importance of building relationships: Parent to Child
Chapter 12: The importance of building relationships: Siblings
Chapter 13: The importance of building relationships: A strong community
Chapter 14: Teach children about emotions
Part 3: Nurturing a Healthy Body (Physical Resilience)
Chapter 15: Start with a healthy pregnancy
Chapter 16: Encourage sound sleeping habits
Chapter 17: Maintain good nutrition
Chapter 18: Children need plenty of exercise
Chapter 19: Make good hygiene a habit
Chapter 20: A typical day in the life of a healthy child
Conclusion: Call to action