I have found youth to be remarkably resilient over my 30-plus year career as a mental health professional working with children and families. In fact, it is their resiliency that has kept me going, along with their frequent self-reliant action and contribution to society when they are bouncing back onto the getting-on-with-growing-up track. I ask every kid and teen I meet with, following some very, very challenging life event…Are you the kind of kid who can get on with growing up EVEN THOUGH ______________?
Click on the link below, and you will know how Six-year old Jaden, who lost both his parents at a young age, would answer that question. He exemplifies my experience and my unshakable belief.