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.
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
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