Cultivate… HOPE by building confidence

A couple months ago, we posted about the 7 C’s of resilience that were identified by Dr. Ginsburg from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Today, we will look at the 2nd “C” of resilience: Competence Confidence Connection Character Contribution Coping Control Confidence is important to us as it helps us feel capable to move forward…

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Cultivate… HOPE by prioritizing micro and macro goals

Cultivating hope does not have to be a complicated process for us because, fortunately, there are research-based strategies for us to help our kids increase their skills of hope. One strategy is to help our kids identify and prioritize their top macro and micro goals. The point of this exercise is to understand what our…

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Cultivate…HOPE by finding Waypower and Willpower

Hope isn’t just a touchy-feely word. We now have tons of research that shows us the connection between hope and mental wellbeing, including preventing and treating depression. But what does it mean to have HOPE? According to Hope Theory (yeah, that’s a thing!) people have high hope when they have these two things: Waypower: The…

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Cultivate…HOPE with the 7 C’s of Resilience

It is not uncommon that families and children today are experiencing tremendous amount of stress that could potentially damage mental and physical health and well-being. Luckily, Dr. Ginsburg from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has identified the 7 C’s of resilience that serves as a guideline for parents to help their children recognize their abilities…

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