resilience-transparentIMPACT RESILIENCE

  • Push kids gently to the edges of their intellectual, emotional, social, and physical comfort zones.
  • Encourage them to make sustained commitments to activities of their own choice —community service, sports, music, art, and other after-school activities.
  • Give youth encouragement and support as they learn to take risks, overcome challenges, and grow from failure.
  • Praise them for their initiative, persistence, and grit.
  • Let kids know you believe in them and their abilities.





Conversation Starters

  1. What lessons of resilience have you learned from how your family or friends have navigated challenging times?
  2. Describe a time when you felt pushed to your edge intellectually, emotionally, socially or physically. What happened? Who or what helped you through it?



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