“Being able to manage stress and function well even when faced with the inevitable challenges life will throw us is a key trait to thriving in life.  Parents of kids of any age owe it to their children to read Marilyn Price Mitchell’s superb article packed with ways parents can make a positive difference and foster this important ability.”

Cezanne Allen, M.D.

Resilience: How Families Grow From Adversity

By Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD

Most of us want to protect our children from struggle.  

After all, if we shoulder their burdens, they’ll be happier, right?

Not usually.

Children are happiest when parents scaffold their children’s ability to tackle life’s challenging experiences.

This kind of scaffolding is necessary from a very young age. As children grow to become…