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The Power of Relationships: Nurturing Compassion and Resilience in Children

ParentEd Talks Replay

Climate change. The Covid crisis. Mass shootings. Times are tough, but are our kids? What allows some people to see each new challenge as an exciting opportunity, while others see only defeat and stress? Is resilience something you have to be born with, or can anybody learn it?

Join best-selling authors, researchers and renowned psychologists, Sam Goldstein, Ph.D. and Robert B. Brooks, Ph.D. as they share powerful insights on how parents can support children in developing the skills necessary to more effectively deal with stress and pressure, solve complex problems, relate comfortably with others, and bounce back from disappointments, adversity and trauma.

Unlock the key to raising calm, self-confident, resilient kids.

Learn how to:

  • Rewrite you and your childrens’ negative “scripts”
  • Cultivate inner strength and optimism (especially in tough times)
  • Increase empathy, problem-solving and self discipline
  • Build more self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-confidence in yourself and your kids

Speaker Bio 

Robert B. Brooks, Ph.D. is one of today’s leading speakers and authors on the themes of resilience, motivation, school climate, a positive work environment and family relationships. During the past 45 years, Brooks has presented nationally and internationally to thousands of parents, educators, mental health professionals and business people. His talks are filled with practical, realistic suggestions and he is renowned for the warmth and humor he uses to bring his insights and anecdotes to life.

Sam Goldstein, Ph.D., is a professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Goldstein has authored dozens of books, chapters, and peer-reviewed research articles. Goldstein serves as Editor-in-Chief of the "Journal of Attention Disorders" and Co-Editor-in-Chief of "Encyclopedia of Child Development." Goldstein and Brooks have authored many books including “Tenacity in Children" and Raising Resilient Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Strategies for Maximizing Their Strengths, Coping With Adversity and Developing a Social Mindset.”


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