/ Aug 14, 2019

The 7 Keys to Resilience

Fostering Resilience

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:

  1. The Seven C’s of Resilience. An overview of the Seven C’s of Resilience.
  2. 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.
  3. Competence. Encourage competence in teens by noticing and building the skills they already have, but recognizing which skills they need to develop.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Contribution. Encourage teens to help others so that they aren’t afraid to ask for help themselves.
  7. Coping. Guide teens to manage life’s physical and emotional stressors by modeling a healthy lifestyle.
  8. Control. Control is the foundation of self-confidence. Give teens a sense of control with appropriate praise and a balance of independence and boundaries.

For more great content, check out our YouTube channel where we explore topics like dealing with stress, disciple, and resilience. Do you have an idea for a video that you’d like to see? If so, email your suggestion to parentandteen@email.chop.edu.

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