Teaching children how to overcome adversity

Therapist & Author Robert Brooks, PhD, shares advice for parents on how to give your child the power to be resilient and overcome adversity in life
Teaching Children To Be Resilient and Overcome Adversity
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Teaching children how to overcome adversity

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It's fascinating to learn that when you ask adults who have truly overcome adversity what did they think was one of the most important things in their child through adolescense to help them to be resilient, to cope more effective, the first answer is that there was at least one person who truly believed in them and stood by them. A wonderful psychologist, Dr. Julius Siegel, called that person a charasmatic adult in a child's life and he defined charasmatic adult as an adult from whom a child or adolescent gathers strength. What I always say to parents, think about who are the charasmatic adults in your life. What did they say or do that you gathered strength from them and are you saying or doing some of the same things for your children? Because every child, even every adult needs people from whom they gather support because that is the strength that they can build upon to be resilient.

Therapist & Author Robert Brooks, PhD, shares advice for parents on how to give your child the power to be resilient and overcome adversity in life

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Robert Brooks, PhD

Therapist & Author

Dr. Robert Brooks is a psychologist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School.  He has lectured nationally and internationally and written extensively about the themes of resilience, parenting, family relationships, school climate, and balancing our personal and professional lives. He is the author or co-author of 15 books and has also appeared in several videos pertaining to helping children to become more responsible, self-disciplined, hopeful, and resilient.

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