Resilience vs. Invulnerability

Even resilient teens have limits, and that’s a good thing. If not, you’d have a teen robot on your hands. While robots are awesome in sci-fi movies, it’s less awesome when your teen shuts out their emotions. Resilience doesn’t mean suppressing or denying emotions, so help your teen feel what they’re going to feel. Also unlike a robot, resilience isn’t consistent. Teens may bounce back during one challenge and fall apart in another. That’s all part of being vulnerable and human. Help them see the big picture by explaining the difference between resilience and invulnerability.

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About Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford is the senior strategist at Women Online. As a writer, she covers a diverse range of topics including education, health, technology, and parenting. She is also the mother of amazing twin teens.

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