Building Children’s Resilience


One Building Block at a Time
Author: Maggie Dent

Every parent wants their child to grow up happy, healthy, strong, kind and resilient.

This pocket book aims to guide parents in their everyday decision-making to raise kids who are just that. In our ever-changing, uncertain world it is important to understand what resilience is and how to build that in our children. The capacity for building coping and enabling abilities, as well as help-seeking strategies and tangible life skills will help your children navigate the world ahead.

This book condenses and updates material from Maggie Dent’s bestselling 2008 book, ‘Real Kids in an Unreal World’. It outlines 10 key building blocks for children birth–12 .We can build our children’s strengths—one building block at a time—and we can even start before birth.

About the Author

Maggie Dent is an author, educator, and parenting and resilience specialist with a particular interest in the early years and adolescence. She is a passionate advocate for the healthy, common-sense raising of children in order to strengthen families and communities. Maggie has a wide background of experience that informs her work including teaching, counselling and working in the palliative care and funeral industries. Maggie is the author of seven books, and a prolific creator of resources for parents, adolescents, teachers, educators and others who are interested in quietly improving their lives. She is the proud mother of four awesome sons and a grateful grandmother. She has recently moved to Gerringong, in the Illawarra region of NSW.

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