Nurturing Resilience

Raising children to be competent and caring.

Overprotective Mom wants oak trees chopped down

Oak trees at a child's school may be cut down because of the child's allergy to nuts. The real question isn't whether acorns pose a risk to the child; it's how can parents make their children resilient if they don't provide them with manageable amounts of exposure to risk and opportunities to keep themselves safe? Here's four questions to help overprotective parents. Read More

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Michael Ungar, Ph.D., is a family therapist, a researcher at Dalhousie University, and the author of The We Generation: Raising Socially Responsible Kids.

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