One of the most important questions that researchers and those of us who deal with children, adolescents and young people ask ourselves is why there are people who, although they grow up in hostile and insecure environments or have been exposed to traumatic events, such as child abuse or other contexts of violence, they overcome […] … learn more→
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Why are some people more resilient than others?
Stressful times are an opportunity to teach children resilience
Between the global COVID-19 pandemic, the associated economic downturn and widespread protests over racism, it’s difficult for everyone. Many people are struggling, consumed with anxiety and stress, finding ourselves unable to sleep or focus. As a developmental psychologist and researcher on anxiety and fear in infants and young children, I have been particularly concerned about the impact of the […] … learn more→
Over-parenting teaches children to be entitled – let them fail and learn to be resilient instead
During the last couple of decades, new types of parents have emerged. From the anxiously involved helicopter parents to the pushy tiger mums, these differing styles all have one thing in common: they tend to involve over-parenting. This is where parents micromanage their children’s lives – giving them little autonomy, putting too much pressure on them to achieve […] … learn more→