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Resources Tagged With: resilience

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How to Build a Resilient Family When Your Child Has Developmental Differences

resilient families 539All of us who are parents of children with special needs can recall the moment we first heard a professional confirm that there was something different about our child.

Over the next decade, I would meet and become lifelong friends with couples whose marriages were made stronger, their families more bonded, and their lives more full of joy and meaning by having a child with special needs. I also met some families who struggled with the strain of being “an exceptional family,” sometimes resulting in divorce or separation. Read more ›

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EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Maintaining Resiliency During the Late Night Melt Down [presentation]

Is your child/family going through a transition that’s turning your household upside down? Perhaps it’s a new school, or grade level…and it’s pushing you to the edge of your limits.  Learn what building and sustaining resiliency may look like for your family, especially in the most difficult of circumstances.
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The Frenzied College Admission Race is Making Our Children Sick

college437The news stories about parents bribing their children’s way into selective colleges is deeply unsettling on many levels, but there is—potentially—one small silver lining. These stories shine a light on what has become endemic among today’s affluent youth and their families: a single-minded, even frenzied drive to succeed in the college admission race. This pursuit of a narrow definition success is making our children sick. Read more ›

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How Self-Compassion Supports Academic Motivation and Emotional Wellness

selfcompassion382Many of today’s parents and teachers came of age in the 1980s and 1990s — a time when the self-esteem movement was in its zenith. Self-esteem was supposed to be a panacea for a variety of social challenges, from substance abuse to violent crime.  The research, however, did not support such broad claims. Read more ›