In this video series we take an in-depth look at how to raise resilience in teens. Ken Ginsburg, Co-Founder of CPTC and Professor of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, leads us through each of the seven core principles of resilience. Topics covered include:
- The Seven C’s of Resilience. An overview of the Seven C’s of Resilience.
- Confidence. Build confidence in teens by offering specific praise, setting high but reachable expectations, providing clear boundaries, and letting them know that they are loved.
- Competence. Encourage competence in teens by noticing and building the skills they already have, but recognizing which skills they need to develop.
- Connection. Solid, loving connections to parents is the most protective force in teens’ lives. Learn to stay close while allowing them the space needed to grow.
- Character. Help teens on their path toward becoming a good persos by modeling strong character traits and giving them space to clarify their own values.
- Contribution. Encourage teens to help others so that they aren’t afraid to ask for help themselves.
- Coping. Guide teens to manage life’s physical and emotional stressors by modeling a healthy lifestyle.
- Control. Control is the foundation of self-confidence. Give teens a sense of control with appropriate praise and a balance of independence and boundaries.