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Help kids leap frog difficulties

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  Whether it's going to school for the first time, making new friends or even going to school camp, children often experience difficulties that they need to overcome.   When children overcome problems and deal with unpleasant situations they learn they are capable, which is the basis of self-esteem and confidence.    Children's resilience is fostered when they overcome problems and manage unpleasant social situations such as teasing or going into new situations. Protecting kids from challenging experiences robs them of chances to learn, develop and grow.   Resilient kids look back and draw on skills and understandings they have developed in the past to help them deal with present challenges. For instance, a sixteen year old girl recently revealed how her time spent on a twelve-day adventure camp helped her overcome the homesickness sh...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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