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Updated: Jan 2, 2019

“Daddy, a boy at school called me a stupid-head!”

His words instantly break my heart. I remember well the feeling of being made fun of and the anguish that comes from hurtful words. And while my instinct wants to cover my son up in bubble wrap, drive away as fast as I can, and never return to this horrific school, I am reminded that rescuing my son is not the answer here.

Family playing a board game
Raising resilient children.

Resilience is a hot topic these days among my teacher colleagues. Many kids seem to be easily overwhelmed and lack the tools to deal with everyday challenges. And while I recognize that as parents we will do anything to save our kids from harm, we also need to learn when to allow our kids to experience adv