How to raise a resilient child from a Christian perspective

Pastor Jimmy Bartz shares advice for parents on how to, in a Christian perspective, raise your child to be resilient
Raising A Resilient Child From A Christian Perspective
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How to raise a resilient child from a Christian perspective

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Raising a resilient child certainly doesn't happen overnight. I think the best thing we can do to start with the idea of cultivating resilience in our kids would be to allow maybe even cultivate opportunities for failure and then reflect on the failure after it happens. We all know that in life there are ups and downs, peaks and valleys. There's no better way for us to incorporate that sense of reality, which builds resilience in the lives of our children then by allowing them to experience the regular ups and downs that children experience so that they have a greater sense of how to deal with that when they become adults. So I would talk to my child about failure, have a conversation with her. What was that experience like? What did you learn from it? Is there something that you would do different next time? Does the experience of this failure bring about any new ideas for your life, that it would cultivate some new thought or new dream or new hope for you?

Pastor Jimmy Bartz shares advice for parents on how to, in a Christian perspective, raise your child to be resilient

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Jimmy Bartz

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Jimmy is the founder and convener of Thad’s—a spiritual community meeting on Sunday mornings in The Writer’s Bootcamp in Santa Monica. An ordained Episcopal priest, Jimmy has spent most of his professional life leading communities in the work of making a love-spreading difference in the world that surrounds them.

His recent work includes studying the relationship between the outdoors and positive, psycho-spiritual health. When not in the office, he can be found in the ocean or in the mountains, usually with his wife, Cindy, or his two children, Jas and Jade.

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