Author(s): Tania Roxborogh
Kids Behaving Bravely gives helpful guidance in the tough job of raising children in a challenging and ever-changing world. Life is full of hurdles and a parent's core goal should be to instil in their children a sense of inner resilience. A resilient child is an emotionally healthy child, equipped to successfully confront challenges and bounce back from setbacks. This book will show: The role of resilience in overcoming trauma, change and adversity; Resilience differences between boys and girls; Teaching kids 'learned optimism'. It teaches kids how to deal with change (for example, moving to a new school); loss (for example loss of a friendship or death of a pet); grief (for example, death of a family member or loved one) and conflict (for example, family disputes). First published July 2008.
Tania Roxborogh is an experienced secondary school teacher and the author of twenty books for adults and children, including non-fiction memoir Fat Like Me published by Penguin. Kim Stephenson is a school's guidance counsellor who has facilitated anti-harassment teams, harassment workshops, peer mediation, learner champions, and conflict resolution.