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Raising a child with real world resilience

How do we get our children to withstand tough challenges?

No parent wants to see their child crumble when faced with challenging situations. It’s probably a universal desire. How we respond to their very first falls, conflicts and mishaps starts our preparation for their development of resilience, ‘grit’, the good ol’ virtue of fortitude.

A great myth in parenting is believing that to be a great parent we must protect or prevent children from struggle, discomfort and mistakes. This is far from the truth. We actually do them a huge disservice when we have that approach.

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