How to raise a resilient child from a Christian perspective

Pastor Jimmy Bartz shares advice for parents on how to, in a Christian perspective, raise your child to be resilient
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How to raise a resilient child from a Christian perspective

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Raising a resilient child certainly doesn't happen overnight. I think the best thing we can do to start with the idea of cultivating resilience in our kids would be to allow maybe even cultivate opportunities for failure and then reflect on the failure after it happens. We all know that in life there are ups and downs, peaks and valleys. There's no better way for us to incorporate that sense of reality, which builds resilience in the lives of our children then by allowing them to experience the regular ups and downs that children experience so that they have a greater sense of how to deal with that when they become adults. So I would talk to my child about failure, have a conversation with her. What was that experience like? What did you learn from it? Is there something that you would do different next time? Does the experience of this failure bring about any new ideas for your life, that it would cultivate some new thought or new dream or new hope for you?

Pastor Jimmy Bartz shares advice for parents on how to, in a Christian perspective, raise your child to be resilient

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Jimmy Bartz

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Jimmy serves as rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Prior to coming to Jackson, he was the founder and priest at Thad’s, an emergent Episcopal Church in the Santa Monica, California, in the Diocese of Los Angeles. He has also served as the Campus Missioner at the University of Texas in Austin, at All Saints’ in Austin, Texas, and All Saints’ Parish in Beverly Hills, California. He is a graduate the University of Texas at Austin and Virginia Theological Seminary. Presently, he serves as the Chair of the Board of the Episcopal Evangelism Society, and in years past has worked with Red Bull High Performance teaching athletes spiritual disciplines, with Naval Special Warfare working to create systems for character development within special operations teams, and was a speaker at TEDx, Venice Beach.
Married to Cindy and dad to Jas and Jade, the Bartz family loves to spend time outside mountaineering, skiing, fly-fishing, hunting and surfing.  Jimmy is currently writing a book on the spirituality of risk.

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