Helping your child find her voice
When teasing by middle school boys took an inappropriate turn, the principal helped my daughter advocate for herself.
Sharing hard truths in your family history
When your family history includes tragedy or difficult, even unspeakable hardship, sharing those moments with your child can connect them to their own resilience.
Life after wartime
Resilience is a life skill all kids need — and military kids tend to have in spades. Why are military kids so resilient?
Why learning should be easy and hard
Grit and getting out of the comfort zone are good. But piling on too much is bad. Here's how to strike down the wrong kind of hard — and fire up difficulty the right way.
Teaching kids to be resilient
Does your child tackle obstacles optimistically, or do pitfalls stop him in his tracks? Here's how changing your child's self-talk can make all the difference.
How can parents nurture resilience in their children?
Learn about qualities that allow kids to bounce back from adversity -- and how to nurture that type of resilience in your child.
8 famous "failures" kids can learn from
Think successful people — like Rihanna — never make mistakes? Think again.
6 heroes your child (and you) can learn from
Think kids grow up to become great American heroes on their own? Think again.
Kids say their self-esteem gets a boost when adults reward their small, everyday achievements. Read what they have to say!
Foundations for resilience in teens with ADHD
Dr. Sam Goldstein tells parents how to reduce risky behavior and foster resilience in their teens with AD/HD.
Research trends: risk and resilience in people with learning disabilities
Read what research tells us about protective factors that help kids with learning disabilities succeed despite their challenges.
10 tips for helping a discouraged child
Parents of kids with learning disabilities or ADHD share their strategies for helping a child make a fresh start.