This is a topic that's close to every parent's heart - raising gritty and resilient kids in a world that seems to throw curveballs at us every other day. Life can be a rollercoaster ride, and as we navigate the ups and downs, we want our children to grow up with the tools they need to face challenges head-on and come out shining like stars.
Christie Darnick is the mother of 2 successful, grounded, and balanced young adults who she raised while caring for a disabled husband. Christie has been a school psychologist for 20+ years and has worked with children and families for more than 30 years. She has been drawn to the topic of resilience since her own challenging childhood and observed that, in the midst of chaos and sometimes trauma, many people are resilient despite the circumstances.
There are many factors involved in being resilient. Some people have some of the traits naturally, and for others it may need to be nurtured and developed. Having a sense of optimism, hope for the future, and realizing that current circumstances can change are just a few of these traits. Resilience increases with community and family support. Our children don’t have to be traumatized to develop grit.
In this conversation we talk about what opportunities we as parents have to model the bounce back qualities our kids will need to be competent, confident adults.
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