Remember that bouncy ball you played with as a kid? The one that no matter how hard you threw it, always bounced back up? That's the kind of resilience we want to cultivate in our teenagers. The ability to bounce back from setbacks, adapt to change, and overcome challenges is crucial for their success and well-being. But how do we do that? This newsletter is your guide to building bouncing teens!
What is resilience?
Resilience isn't about never facing adversity. It's about the ability to cope with challenges effectively, learn from them, and come out stronger on the other side. It's like building a mental muscle that grows stronger with each hurdle overcome.
Why is resilience important for teens?
The teenage years are a time of immense change and uncertainty. From academic pressures to social anxieties, teens face a lot. Resilience helps them navigate these challenges, maintain their mental and emotional well-being, and achieve their full potential.
How can we build resilience in our teens?
Building resilience is a journey, not a destination. Be patient, supportive, and celebrate your teen's progress along the way. Together, you can raise bouncing teens who can face anything life throws their way!
Jenny Michaelson is a PCI,
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