Parent's Guide to Building Resilience in Children and Teens Giving Your Child Roots and Wings

ISBN-10: 1581102267
ISBN-13: 9781581102260
Edition: 2006
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Description: Today's children face a great deal of stress -- academic performance, heavy scheduling, high achievement standards, media messages, peer pressures, family tension. Without healthier solutions, they often cope by talking back, giving up, or indulging  More...

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List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
Publication date: 10/28/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Today's children face a great deal of stress -- academic performance, heavy scheduling, high achievement standards, media messages, peer pressures, family tension. Without healthier solutions, they often cope by talking back, giving up, or indulging in unhealthy behaviors. Show your child how to bounce back -- and THRIVE -- with coping strategies from one of the nation's foremost experts in adolescent medicine. This 7-C plan for resilience that helps kids of all ages learn competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping, and control to help them bounce back from challenges. You'll find effective strategies to help your children and teens: - Make wise decisions - Recognize and build on their natural strengths - Deal effectively with stress - Foster hope and optimism - Develop skills to navigate a complex world - Avoid risky behaviors - Take care of their emotions and their bodies Plus, two Personalized Stress Management Plans help your child create a customized strategy. It's everything your child needs to face life's challenges and bounce back with confidence!

Acknowledgments
Resilience and Stress
Why Resilience?
Stress and Its Effects
Ingredients of Resilience: 7 Crucial Cs
Competence and Confidence
Getting Out of the Way
The Value of Play
Noticing, Praising, and Criticizing
Thinking Clearly
No More Lectures
"I Get It!"
Changing Behavior Step-by-step
Shifting the Blame to Save Face
Media Literacy
Not Being Broken
Building Confidence
Connection, Character, and Contribution
Connection
The Art and Importance of Listening
Strengthening Family Ties
Widening the Circle
Some Cautions About Connection
Character
Contribution
Coping
Getting a Grip on Stress
Taking Action
Taking Care of Your Body
Taking Care of Your Emotions
Control
Styles of Discipline
Positive Discipline Strategies
Increasing Kids' Control
Delaying Gratification and Trusting Their Decisions
One Rung at a Time
Not Everything Is Within Our Control
When Resilience Is Challenged Beyond Reasonable LImits
Extreme Circumstances
Turning for Help
Final Thoughts
Just for Kids
A Preteen's Personalized Guide to Managing Stress
A Teen's Personalized Guide to Managing Stress
Resources
Index

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