Science thought for the day: the power of ordinary

Researchers in child resilience -- those looking at how good outcomes can happen in the face of serious threats to development -- were surprised by the ordinariness of resilience.

"Resilience does not come from rare and special qualities, but from the everyday magic of ordinary, normative human resources in the minds, brains, and bodies of children, in their families and relationships, and in their communities" Ann Masten, 2001 American Psychologist

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