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Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings Paperback – April 1, 2011
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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.
Building Resilience isn't just another parenting book -- not in my book. In all honesty, I truly appreciated the fact that he was not only a father of two teenage girls but also a pediatrician specializing in Adolescent Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Effectively he saw and experienced both sides of the coin and in my eyes, that made him relevant and relatable to me. He also has this unique and refreshing ability to speak to parents vs. speaking down to them. He advocates for both the child and the parents.
Building Resilience presented me with many opportunities to look back on situations through a very different lens. Some of the material he speaks about isn't new to many parents but the way he communicates and frames these situations offered me plenty of ah-hah moments. Dr. Ginsburg has a great quote that I think sums up this book brilliantly - "As we raise children, our goal has to be to prepare children to be happy, healthy 35 year olds." In the end, isn't that what we as parents really want for our children?
I also want to quickly share that this is one of those books that makes you want to highlight and earmark certain pages to go back and read again when appropriate. This isn't a one time read but an incredibly valuable resource for any parent's library.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sent to son and daughter for my grandchildren. I guess they're still alive and well.Published 5 months ago by alston laughlin
Great guide for teachers, parents, or anyone who works with children and teens. Excellent insight, research, and advice.Published 5 months ago by wrighte
Thought provoking. Have passed it on to my brother who has two children. He is now sharing it with two of his coworkers.Published 12 months ago by LindaB
We all need to take responsibility for our personal growth and that od our children's.Published 13 months ago by Patty Clark
This book is well-intentioned and has many interesting and useful ideas, but overall it is not outstanding.Published 16 months ago by Clifton B. Chadwick
Read it once last year (2014), very helpful, will read it again this year (2015).Published 16 months ago by cheng tsu pan