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Building Resilience in Children and Teens

Giving Kids Roots and Wings

This book, from a bestselling author and pediatrician, offers coping strategies to help children and teens deal with stress due to academic pressure, high achievement standards, media messages, peer pressure and family tension. Recommendations guide parents to help kids (18 months to 18 years) build competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping and control — all needed to bounce back from life’s challenges.

Author: Kenneth R. Ginsberg MD, MS ED, FAAP
Year of Publishing: 2014
Number of Pages: 330

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  1. Sarah Bright (verified owner)

    This book was very informative.

  2. Tamara Walchak (verified owner)

    This book is informative and will help support my work.

  3. Ninamont (verified owner)

    Decent book, great starter book on this topic for a wide range of audiences.

  4. Rene Hendricks (verified owner)

    Great cornerstone book for a child with even development and neurotypical. Helps reframe learning styles, needs of a child, remind of the many tasks of global development.

  5. piercekory (verified owner)

    Rather slow read.

  6. Kiley Dozier (verified owner)

    This book had great information to help kids learn how to navigate big changes and stressors.

  7. Zoe Werthamer (verified owner)

    This book is really insightful to the experience of young people

  8. michlindawright92 (verified owner)

    Lots of different ways to incorporate into our way of teaching and caring for our children.

  9. hfysty (verified owner)

    Good book to focus on how kids can focus on learning and utilizing positive skills in their lives. Helpful for youth who have shown resilience through trauma, but are unable to describe what it really looks like for them.

  10. Ravin Lopez (verified owner)

    really good read, everyone should read if they work with students!

  11. Karen Wirth (verified owner)

    A helpful book for parents, grandparents, and teachers. Recommend.

  12. Jennifer Crouch (verified owner)

    This is an insightful and supportive book to help families to prepare their children for life. I found many useful strategies and tools to use with my kids in supporting them with grace.

  13. Janice Chung (verified owner)

    loved it!

  14. Esther (verified owner)

    very informative

  15. Faith (verified owner)

    Great book. Content I feel would be great for parents or any adult working with youth

  16. Jill Burch (verified owner)

    This was a good read

  17. milagro aguirre (verified owner)

    This book was very informative.

  18. remarcr (verified owner)

    this book has a lot of information to help kids navigate challenging situations.

  19. Christina Wagner (verified owner)

    This book has been a great addition to my teacher toolbox.

  20. hmcgee (verified owner)

    Very informative!

  21. Melinda Im (verified owner)

    This book is a good read for parents. It provides tools and strategies how to listen and guide children during difficult times while preparing them for life’s challenges. It helps them reach their potential while feeling safe, loved, and how to handle tough situations in a child’s perspective.

  22. Sara Eberly (verified owner)

    So much good stuff in here. I turn to a page and find something that I could be doing at home with mine or a conversation starter for families at work.

  23. Stephanie Roe (verified owner)

    very informative.

  24. Ashley Marcus (verified owner)

    This book provides a good foundation for working with kids of all ages. It gave me lots of things to think about and adjust in my own work with students.

  25. chelseawolff (verified owner)

    Really helpful read. I got the e-book version which I was able to read on my kindle and it was such a helpful parenting tool. I have toddlers and wasn’t sure if the material would be appropriate for their age group, but I felt like many of the ideas mentioned were relevant and applicable to even young kids. Highly recommend!

  26. George Weatherford (verified owner)

    This is a great book for those who work with children. It is easy to read, informative, and insightful about how to work with challenging behaviors in general, but especially in traumatized youth: Start from “What Happened?”

  27. Angelica Mydske (verified owner)

    Didn’t receive my book, going to reorder because I am really wanting to read this!

  28. Lindsay (verified owner)

    Great book.

  29. CJ (verified owner)

    Incredibly comprehensive; trauma informed and has sound guidance for not just parents but those supporting families.

  30. biodrbuo (verified owner)

    This is a fairly dense book information-wise, but easy to read. I like that the chapter on building resilience in children of color was written by a guest author of color. The chapters are short and broken up well, but I do find that the information can be repetitive.
    One interesting thing I did was ask my two teenagers to read the parenting descriptions and without other context tell us what style they thought we had. They picked the two styles I thought I most closely aligned with, which made me happy that I had a good perspective on my own parenting style.

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