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Resilience is like a muscle you can build. It’s just a matter of knowing how.
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Former Stanford dean Julie Lythcott-Haims encourages parents to stop defining their children's success via grades and test scores and instead focus on developing self-efficacy.
Pediatrician Kenneth Ginsburg identifies the qualities that help kids build strength and provides advice for parents to cultivate resilience.
A former Stanford dean—and a parent herself—shares why failure is an important part of growing into a successful adult.
Developmental psychologist Carol Dweck explains how kids who embrace effort and difficulty learn to take on challenges with a growth mindset.
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