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Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings Paperback – April 1, 2011
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More About the Author
As an adolescent doctor, the early years of his career focused on teens' problem behaviors. It became clear that "picking up the pieces" was not the right approach. Rather, the solution had to be in raising children prepared to thrive and equipped to make wise decisions. Recognizing this, the focus of his work shifted to supporting parents.
He strives to translate the best of what is known from research and practice into practical approaches parents, professionals and communities can use to build resilience in children and teens. Two core principles guide his approach. First, it is the healthy connection - the unwavering strong relationship - between parent and child that is the essential element that prepares a young person to thrive. Second, most behaviors we fear in adolescents are misguided attempts to cope with stress. Therefore, if we are to reduce the risk in our children's lives, we need to equip them, starting in early childhood, to address life's challenges in healthy ways.
Dr. Ginsburg lectures widely to national and international parent and professional audiences. He is working with The Boys and Girls Club of America to incorporate resilience-building strategies into their programming. He is also honored to be working on behalf of those who serve our nation, preparing military parents and professionals to incorporate stress reduction and resilience building strategies into the lives of our nearly 2 million military-affiliated children. His greatest privilege is to be a husband and the father of two teenaged daughters.
For more information, see www.fosteringresilience.com
Top Customer Reviews
Building Resilience in Children and Teens builds resilience in parents by boosting our own "7 crucial C's." Dr. Ginsburg practices what he preaches by teaching parents healthy coping mechanisms, building our confidence and competence to handle our children's pain as they make mistakes and learn to fix them on their own.
I echo the reviewer who said "Run, don't walk, to your computer to order this book!"
First, as a pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine, his writing on child development is nuanced and holistic. Not only does he understand the medical aspects of maturation, Dr. Ginsburg brings a practical, strategic, empathic stance to his subject matter.
While there's no finger-pointing or blame-laying, Dr. Ginsburg is also clear in his observations how and (more interestingly) why many parents misstep. It's a compassionate view of a complex dynamic, and as a father of two himself, he understands first-hand the challenge parents face in making sense of their actions and attitudes towards their children.
As a parent education programmer, I find that audiences are hungry for not only deep theory, but for counsel on how to effectively implement the theories. This book is a great resource, full of tips and strategies for addressing a broad range of issues that crop up parenting children and teens.
Last, Dr. Ginsburg's concepts are "sticky" -- i.e., insightful, direct and fresh. They stay with me during the day -- that's a huge compliment in this super-saturated world we live in.
Intelligent, candid and poignant, Dr. Ginsburg delivers his 7 crucial C's of resilience in a comprehensive manner and provides practical guidance in all areas of wellness. He delightfully incorporates stories from his experiences making the text extremely engaging. The combination of his medical background, parental role and professorial delivery makes him a credible advocate for children and adolescents.
In addition to being an excellent parent resource, this book is a fantastic book club selection, guide for educators, or a basic reminder of what is important in life. As a mother of four children, ages 6-15, and an educator, I highly recommend this book to all.
Ken Ginsburg recently spoke to our Parenting organization, the Parent Encouragement Program in Kensington, MD. He brought his latest book, "Letting Go with Love and Confidence." I bought that one as well, and am looking forward to reading it.
As someone who has been teaching parenting classes for more than 17 years, I highly recommend "Building Resilience" to everyone, no matter where you are in your parenting journey.
Wendie Lubic, The College Lady and the Parent Encouragement Program
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Thought provoking. Have passed it on to my brother who has two children. He is now sharing it with two of his coworkers.Published 6 months ago by LindaB
We all need to take responsibility for our personal growth and that od our children's.Published 7 months ago by Patty Clark
This book is well-intentioned and has many interesting and useful ideas, but overall it is not outstanding.Published 10 months ago by Clifton B. Chadwick
Read it once last year (2014), very helpful, will read it again this year (2015).Published 10 months ago by cheng tsu pan
Worthwhile reading regardless of your intention with the insight gained from it.Published 11 months ago by malcolm Patterson