Grit: Raising Resilient Kids
Part of the Teen Wellness Speaker Series for Parents
Dr. Greg Allen, Executive Director of Freedom 4U, will discuss the challenges of fostering grit in youth raised in affluent communities, and specific strategies for raising resilient kids. His presentation will be in an interactive format with attendees. Relevant topics will include; improving communication with your kid, bridging the gap in your relationship, guiding your teen towards their life purposes, creating a healthy balance in your daily lives, developing the character qualities that create success in kids, creative ways to have fun.
Recommended reading to support the themes discussed in this presentation include "Grit" by Angela Duckworth, "The Gift of Failure by Jessica Lahey", and "How to Raise an Adult" by Julie Lythcott-Haims. All are available at the SBFC Parent Resource Center at Pages, A Bookstore.