Kids & Family
S5-Ep196 - Resilience in Children – Harvard Edition
So yesterday we were inspired by a USA today story which gave us a little glimpse into raising winners. As with all things in life there’s not a 100% perfect guide to every situation – so we, as parents have to pick up knowledge here and there and sort through the bullshit to real shit.
Resilience. Yea, there’s some Harvard research on that.
Want to know what they said?
They said a bunch of boring stuff! But I wade through this so you don’t have to. So if you’re the kind of people who say, yea theory is a good start – let’s see how we can actuall implement it. I’m with you. You and I are going to be friends!
Ok, boring dude number one: “Kids need … ‘Skills and abilities that give people a sense of mastery and management of difficulty.’
Boring guy #2: Resilience is built over time.
This just means we don’t have to get it done tonight. Parenting is a long game people.
There are 4 things on this Harvard list to build resilience. (which I’ve included in the show notes) I’m going to focus on #2 mainly.
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