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Five tips to build resilience in school-aged children


Last updated 9/16/2020 at 12:36pm

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(Family Features) - Resilience - the capacity to prepare for, adapt to and grow through disruption, trauma and loss - is a skill many parents want for their children. However, there is more to it than "pulling yourself up by your bootstraps" or persevering through hardships.

According to a Pew Research Center survey, approximately 70 percent of teens between the ages 13-17 cited anxiety and depressions as a major problem among peers, while 55 percent said bullying was a major problem. Among the pressures facing teens, getting good grades topped the list at 61 percent.

Mollie Marti, PhD, fou...

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