It comes as no surprise that many of us focus on solutions only when a problem occurs. A well-intended promise to “do better next time” might or might not result in being better prepared for life’s difficulties. Resilience is the key.
Nowhere does resilience matter more than with our children. Teaching them to handle inconveniences, frustrations and emergencies before they happen is, of course, a good thing. What’s more, it adds to a youngster’s confidence.
But how often do we consistently focus on teaching resilience? How often do we encourage our children to practice it? Our guest today, Dr. “G,” (Deborah Gilboa, MD) will emphasize the importance of imparting resilience to our children. She’ll also share how we can teach it effectively in a natural and fun manner, using existing parental instincts and everyday activities. As we will see, The benefits are well worth the effort.
Deborah Gilboa is a board certified family physician, a mother of four, and a popular speaker and writer on the subject of parenting. She strongly believes, follows and shared three basic principles when it comes to parenting children of all ages: Respect, Responsibility and Resilience. She is the founder of AskDoctorG.com, a valued resource for parents and educators, and she’s the author of the newly released e-book, Teach Resilience: Raising Kids Who Can Launch. (26:12)
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