Teenagers are suffering. They are killing themselves because somehow they believe that things won't get better and that the only way to end their pain is to end their lives. This is unacceptable and the adults in their lives need to let them know that. This blog is intended to be a letter that you can copy and share with a teen who you love. Give them another option.Read More
For the last few weeks I have been catching up on 13 Reason’s Why on Netflix. There has been much debate about whether the show glorifies suicide and should not be viewed by teens or whether it should be watched, so teens understand the impact of their actions.
It doesn’t matter if you watch it or don’t. What matters is that in our homes we are teaching children resiliency skills. If our children are resilient, self-aware, compassionate, brave, and authentic, whether they watch this show, a rated R movie or the nightly news it won’t impact their beliefs about themselves or push them into committing suicide. Of course, the only way to teach your kids how to be resilient is to embody these qualities yourself.
On a scale of 1-10 how resilient are you? Keep reading to learn the key resiliency points to ensure your child grows into a happy and healthy adult.Read More