Encouraging Bravery in Ourselves and Our Girls

We all know that the fear of failure holds us back. But, is YOUR fear of failure holding your CHILD back?Bravery is a necessary attribute in order to persevere when there is a chance of failure. Bravery comes from calling upon our resilience. There are 6 elements of risky play that children must learn to explore safely.

5 Quick Tips to Help Your Child Persevere

Hi, my name is Colleen, and I am a perfectionist.

I have been for as long as I can remember. 

For a long time, I wore it as a badge of honor, never realizing the adverse effects it had on me. Never understanding that my perfectionism went hand in hand with a fear of failure. Never connecting the intense anxiety I experienced with an irrational need to be perfect, to be the best.

My 10 Favorite Children's Books to Build Resilience

What I love the most about children's books is how easily they can spark conversations you wouldn't otherwise have with your kids. You find yourself having deeper, richer conversations about tough topics. Narrowing down this list to only 10 of my favorite children's books about building resilience was a challenge for sure! 

Becoming a Resilient Parent

It is never too late to start building resilience, and the process is the same for a child as it is for an adult.  Resilience is like a muscle that we can strengthen with mindfulness of our attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors.