- The Washington Times - Saturday, April 16, 2005

More info:

Books —

• “Raising Resilient Children: Fostering Strength, Hope, and Optimism in Your Child,” by Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein, NTC Publishing Group, 2002. This book gives parents ideas on how to help their children face and overcome obstacles. It outlines 10 steps for nurturing resilience — a sense of hopefulness and self-worth — in children.

• “Parenting That Works: Building Skills That Last a Lifetime,” by Edward R. Christophersen and Susan L. Mortweet, American Psychological Association, 2003. This book offers coping skills for parents and children of different ages who are facing setbacks, whether it’s losing a soccer game or experiencing a divorce.

Associations —

• American Psychological Association, 750 First St. NE, Washington, DC 20002. Phone: 800/374-2721. Web site: www.apa.org. This nonprofit organization is the largest association of psychologists worldwide. It offers brochures, articles and books on parenting. Its Web site offers information on ways in which children can develop resilience.

• The American Academy of Pediatrics, 141 Northwest Point Blvd., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007. Phone: 847/434-4000. Web site: www.aap.org. This nonprofit group aims to attain optimal physical, mental and social health and well-being for all children. Its Web site has several articles on resilience.

Online —

• Familynetwork.com (www.familynetwork.com) is a New York City-based company that provides online parenting tips. It offers various ideas on how to help children deal with frustration.

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