Children "have to fall a lot and get back up again." --- Dr. Ken Ginsburg
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|Dr. Ginsburg (Photo Tom Gralish)|
David Costello, Headmaster of St. Peter's School asks parents for a show of hands, "How many of you want your children to be good problem solvers?"
Most every hand in the room is raised. "Now," he continues, "How many of you want your children to have problems?" The room becomes still. Costello smiles. "Exactly. We want our children to be capable, but insulate them from painful experiences. The only way to become a good problem solver is by solving
Dr. Ken Ginsburg's new book on teen resilience encourages parents to balance protectiveness against kids' need to explore the world beyond the family car. Children need to make their own decisions, their own mistakes, in order to learn from them. To gain the confidence to move about the world on their own. To become resilient.