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March 24, 2015

Building Resilence in Children and Teens
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We continue our series on peer abuse this week with Dr. Ken Ginsburg. Dr. Ginsburg is the author of the award winning Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings, which offered coping strategies to help children and teens deal with stress due to academic pressure, high achievement standards, media messages, peer pressure, and family tension.

His latest book is titled Raising Kids to Thrive: Balancing Love With Expectations and Protection With Trust. This book offers a deeper dive into two fundamental questions over which parents struggle: 1) How do I give my child the unconditional love he needs to thrive, while also holding him to high expectations? and 2) How do I protect my child while also letting her learn life's lessons?
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Healing Conversations: Dr. Ken Ginsburg
We discuss Dr. Ginsburg's new book Building Resistance and how it relates to helping children deal with peer abuse.

Building Resilience in Children and Teens offers strategies to help kids from 18 months to 18 years build seven crucial “Cs” — competence, confidence, connection, character, contribution, coping, and control — so they can bounce back from challenges and excel in life.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Kenneth R. Ginsburg
Kenneth R. Ginsburg, M.D., M.S. Ed, FAAP is a specialist in adolescent medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and a professor or pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is also director of health services at Covenant House Pennsylvania. He has over 100 publications, including 30 scientific articles and 5 books including the award-winning / best-selling Building Resilience in Children and Teens and the newly released Raising Kids to Thrive (American Academy of Pediatrics, March 24, 2015). He drafted the AAP policy statement on The Power of Play. He is working with The Boys and Girls Clubs of America to incorporate resilience-building strategies into their programming. He is also honored to be working with military parents and professionals to incorporate stress reduction and resilience building strategies into the lives of our nearly 2 million military-affiliated children. His greatest privilege is to be a husband and the father of two teenaged daughters.

Fostering Resilience