Resiliency is the ability to bounce back after experiencing stressful experiences or adversity.  It is being able to fail or fall and get back up and move forward. Many things can help build resiliency such as healthy relationships and connection to others, having confidence, developing competence, feeling in control, having character, feeling like you contribute and make a difference to others, and having positive coping skills.  The following resources can provide further insight into resiliency.

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Fostering Resilience

Challenge Success

Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University

Every Moment Counts

National Resilience Institute


Building Resilience in Children and Teens, Dr. Ken Ginsburg.

Raising Kids to Thrive, Dr. Ken Ginsburg

Letting Go with Love and Confidence, Dr. Ken Ginsburg

Reaching Teens, Dr. Ken Ginsburg

The Blessing of a B Minus, Wendy Mogel, PhD.

The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, Wendy Mogel, PhD.

How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims

Brainstorm: The Power of the Teenage Brain, Dr. Daniel Siegel

The Gifts of Imperfection, Dr. Brene Brown

The Parents We Mean to Be , Dr. Richard Weissbourd

Where You Go is Not Who You'll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania, Frank Bruni

Einstein Never Used Flashcards: How Our Children Really Learn-and-Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff


   Dr Wendy Mogel 'Smart empathy: raising resilient children and teenagers'

   Brandon Bustee ‘’The Economic of Human Development” 

   Brene Brown: The power of vulnerability 

   Brene Brown: Listening to shame

Brene Brown's Anatomy of Trust