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Personal Strength

So You Want Your Child to Be Resilient…

By | Behavior Change, Encouragement, Inspiring Quotes, Parent-child Communication, Parenting, Personal Strength, Self-Esteem, Teen Success | No Comments

The place to start is to get clear about what resilience is. Here’s a non-scientific definition: The ability to recover or “bounce back” from loss, stress, or disappointment – setbacks that can cause someone to doubt his or her self-confidence and self-esteem,…

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Adults Who Mentor Teens – How Effective Are Their Communication Skills?

By | Adolescence, Education, Mentoring, Parent-child Communication, Parenting, Personal Strength, Programs, Strong for Parenting, Teen Success | No Comments

In his classic parenting book, The Wonder of Boys, psychologist Michael Gurian claims that “three families – not one” are needed to raise a healthy child to be a happy, successful adult. The first family is the “nuclear family”—the parents…

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Are Young People Preparing for the Realities of Adult Life?

By | Adolescence, Critical Thinking, Education, Health & Nutrition, Parenting, Personal Strength, Teen Culture, Teen Success, Work, Youth Athletics | No Comments

Studying well in school is important. Those 12 years – and university – are important. But along the way, a young person needs to learn many non-academic skills and strengths that are vital for relationships and a career. While some of this can…

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