Building Resilience in Children and Teens Giving Kids Roots and Wings

ISBN-10: 1581105517
ISBN-13: 9781581105513
Edition: 2nd 2011
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Description: Confronting the overwhelming amount of stress kids face today, this invaluable guide offers coping strategies for facing the combined elements of academic performance, high achievement standards, media messages, peer pressure, and family tension.  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics
Publication date: 4/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 398
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Confronting the overwhelming amount of stress kids face today, this invaluable guide offers coping strategies for facing the combined elements of academic performance, high achievement standards, media messages, peer pressure, and family tension. The handbook acknowledges that adolescents commonly survive stress by either indulging in unhealthy behaviors or giving up completely, and its suggested solutions are aimed at strengthening resilience. The proposed plan enables kids ages 18 months to 18 years to build the seven crucial "C's"--competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping, and control--needed to bounce back from challenges. A variety of approaches are featured such as building on natural strengths, fostering hope and optimism, avoiding risky behaviors, and taking care of oneself physically and emotionally. With new chapters on perfectionism, the negative portrayal of teens, military families, and what parents can do when resilience has reached its limits, this examination also includes two personalized guides for creating customized strategies.

Acknowledgments
Preface
Resilience and Stress
Why Resilience?
Stress and Its Effects
Ingredients of Resilience: 7 Crucial Cs
Not Letting Others Undermine Your Child's Resilience (or Psych You Out!)
Competence and Confidence
Getting Out of the Way
The Value of Play
Noticing, Praising, and Criticizing
Authentic Success
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
Supporting Resilience in Military Families
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
When Your Own Resilience Reaches Its Limits
Especially for Communities and Individual Teens
Community-based Resilience-building Strategies
Just for Kids: A Personalized Guide for Managing Stress
Parting Thoughts
Resources
Index

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