Resilience and Connection During Adolescence

As part of his Seven C’s of Resilience, Dr. Ken Ginsburg talks about the importance and power of connections during adolescence.



Sense of Purpose and Resilience

A new study suggests that teens with purpose are more resilient and optimistic, even during a severe economic crisis.

Learn more about this study and read the full article from the Greater Good Magazine here.



How to Help Kids Learn to Fail

A great article from the Child Mind Institute…”Only through trial and error can children become resilient adults”

How to Help Kids Learn to Fail

How to Hardwire Resilience into Your Brain

We’ll be better prepared for life’s challenges if we cultivate these 12 inner strengths.

Read the full article here.


5 Simple Ways to Build Resilience and Well-Being in Children

Here are 5 ways from Hey Sigmund for building well-being, all of them will be more powerful when done with your child, becoming habits you do together, and integrating them into your everyday lives:

  1. Be Yourself
  2. Be Grateful
  3. Be Mindful
  4. Be Kind
  5. Nurture a Growth Mindset

To read the full article, please click here.




The Science of Resilience

Building Resilience in Children

Building Resilience in Children- 20 Practical, Powerful Strategies (Backed by Science): Hey Sigmund, to read full article click here

  1. Increase their exposure to people who care about them
  2. Let them know it’s okay to ask for help
  3. Build their executive functioning
  4. Encourage a regular mindful practice
  5. Exercise
  6. Build feelings of competence and a sense of mastery
  7. Nurture optimism
  8. Teach them how to reframe
  9. Model resiliency
  10. Facing fear- but with support
  11. Encourage them to take safe, considered risks
  12. Don’t rush to their rescue
  13. Meet them where they are
  14. Nurture a growth mindset- we can change, and so can other people
  15. Let them know you trust their capacity to cope
  16. Build their problem-solving toolbox
  17. Make time for creativity and play
  18. Shh, let them talk
  19. Try, ‘how’, not ‘why’
  20. Let them know they are loved unconditionally