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Head of School’s Tip of the Week (January 26, 2018)

To help build your child’s resilience, she/he needs to connect less with technology and connect more with her/his peers.

Studies have shown that teens who have robust social connections – with their family, friends, school and community – are better able to cope with adversity when it comes their way.

So, if you want to boost your child’s resilience, try cutting-down the time she/he spends on social media and increasing the time she/he spends socializing. Hanging-out with friends can help teens build their self-esteem and self-confidence and learn valuable cooperation and communication skills.

Here are two articles that shed light on this topic:

Psychology Today – Resilient Teens

The Economist – Teens and Screens

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