Building Building RESILIENCE in Children in Children and Teens and Teens 4T H EDITION Giving Kids Roots and Wings Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, FAAP Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, FAAP With M artha M. Jablow With M artha M. Jablow Building RESILIENCE in Children and Teens AAP “[A] thorough, sensible book filled with commonsense solutions for daily life.” —Library Journal “Dr Ginsburg masterfully integrates cutting-edge theory and research with his rich, insightful, and compelling vision for enhancing the lives of youth. No book better serves parents, practitioners, policy makers, and educators in its respective effort to promote the health and positive development of children and adolescents.” —Richard M. Lerner, PhD Bergstrom Chair in Applied Developmental Science and Director, Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development, Tufts University Help prepare the children and teens in your life to face life’s challenges with grace and grit. In this award-winning guide, best-selling author and pediatrician Dr. Ken Ginsburg shares his 7 crucial Cs: competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping, competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping, control. control. You’ll discover how to incorporate these concepts into your parenting style and communi- cation strategies, thereby strengthening your connection. And that connection will position you to guide your child to bounce back from life’s challenges and forge a meaningful and successful life. You’ll also learn detailed coping strategies to help children and teenagers deal with the stresses of academic pressure, media messages, peer pressure, and family tension. These approaches will prepare children to thrive and make it less likely that they will turn to risky quick fixes and haphazard solutions. Resilience is a critical life skill. And it can be taught! Learn how with Building Resilience in Children and Teens. Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, FAAP Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, FAAP With Martha M. Jablow With Martha M. Jablow 4TH EDITION Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, FAAP, is a professor of pediatrics in the division of adolescent medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Phila- delphia and at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the codirector of the Center for Parent and Teen Communication and the director of health services at Covenant House Pennsylvania. He is the author of Raising Kids to Thrive: Balancing Love With Expectations and Protection With Trust and several other books. Martha M. Jablow has written extensively on parenting and health as the author of several books and articles. For additional parenting resources, visit the HealthyChildren bookstore at
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