From the Huffington Post, Jane Shure writes: “Author and pediatrician Dr. Ken Ginsburg points out that young people gain resilience when “an adult believes in them unconditionally and holds them to high expectations.” He notes that “adolescents are harmed by both unfairly low and impossibly high expectations… and that they need to develop the capacity to realistically assess situations so they do not incorporate self-destructive messages or view uncomfortable situations as true crises.” To do this, young people need their parents to hold steady in the face of high emotional reactivity, set limits and follow through with consequences.
There is a mounting body of research that supports these notions. University of Pennsylvania psychologist Angela Duckworth highlights “that it’s resilience, not IQ, that is the best predictor of success.”…”
Read the full story at Success Requires Grit and Resilience
- ‘Grit’ might be more important than IQ. Now schools need to learn to teach it. (vox.com)
- Grit: Your Secret Success Strategy (huffingtonpost.com)