"Raising Resilient Children is both inspiring
and practical. The authors--both of whom have warm hearts
and brilliant minds--have culled through a vast amount
or research in order to present to the reader what matters
most. This book is a great blessing upon parents and teachers.
It tells us what we need to know, and informs us about
what concerns us most, our children. As both a parent
and a child psychiatrist, I highly recommend this book.
It is superb."
--Edward Hallowell, M.D.
author of Driven to Distraction
"Brooks and Goldstein tell us of the importance
of bouncing back from the big and little adversities of
life, and they give us the skills to do that. This is
a must-read for any parent who wants their children to
take control of their lives and not let life take control
--Myrna Shure, Ph.D.
author of Raising a Thinking Child
"Obviously written by talented therapists,
Raising Resilient Children is such a well-written, easy-to-read,
and helpful book for parents. It is timely, for all parents
are hungry for such advice and guidance in raising resilient
children. All families live with stress, but children
who learn resilience from their parents' handling of these
stresses are fortunate indeed. This book should help parents
guide their children toward this necessary resilience."
--T. Berry Brazleton, M.D.
author of The Irreducible Needs of Children
"Raising Resilient Children is a
uniquely wise guide for parents. Robert Brooks and Sam
Goldstein help mothers and fathers to focus on their child's
strengths, not on his or her weaknesses. The result is
a happier, more resilient child. This book could really
make a difference in the life of a family."
--Michael Thompson, Ph.D.
author of Raising Cain
"The very act of reading this book will
enable parents themselves to be resilient and to transplant
this attribute into the minds and spirits of their offspring."
--Melvin D. Levine, M.D.
professor of pediatrics, University of North Carolina,
"When two such talented and experienced
psychologists collaborate, the result is a book which
thinking parents everywhere will want to read. No gimmicks,
no pat solutions--just a thought-provoking and informed
approach to raising children who can cope, survive, and
thrive in today's fast-paced, hard-driving society."
--Barbara D. Ingersoll, Ph.D.
author of Your Hyperactive Child
"All parents want their child to be successful,
happy, and able to handle life's stresses. Drs. Brooks
and Goldstein offer these parents a clear and practical
guide to build such resilience. Each chapter describes
a different guidepost and illustrates what can be done
to foster psychological strength, hope, and optimism.
Thanks to the advise and guidance of these authors, parents
truly can raise resilient children."
--Larry B. Silver, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Georgetown University
"A masterful synthesis of current
research on resilience with thoughtful recommendations
for parents who want to help their children overcome the
--Emmy E. Werner, Ph.D.
author of Vulnerable and Invincible