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5 things you can do to boost your child’s resilience


Students learn how to build emotional resilience to beat bullying

A national motivational speaker visited students at Kenmore West High School Wednesday for an anti-bullying event. WBFO’s senior reporter Eileen Buckley says students learned about how to ‘build emotional resilience’.  Brooks Gibbs is an author, speaker and educator of social skills.  Gibbs delivers a high powered, energized speech to students full of comedy and satire. Gibbs brand of humor on stage is to teach students how to be resilient against a bully. He said students should live by the ‘Golden Rule’ and be kind. Gibbs said that…


5 things you can do to boost your child’s resilience

As a parent, it is natural to want to cushion your kids from disappointment, challenges and setbacks. But reality, as we know it, is not always cushy.

While it is not possible to shield your child from setbacks, you can teach him skills to hone resilience, which psychologists describe as the ability to bounce back from adversity.

Research has shown that this trait is critical to predicting which children do better later in life. Resilient children are more likely to be in stable relationships, and be successful in school and at work. Those who lack resilience risk having emotional, physical and social issues as they grow up… 


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