Fostering young people’s resilience, confidence and well-being. How do we encourage children and young people and help foster the skills they need to thrive in our increasingly complex world? This insightful and stimulating collection provides a compelling answer. We need to provide a healthy balance between support and challenge – ‘the golden mean’.
Alan McLean provides the psychological rationale for why this balance is so important. Carol Craig explains how parents in Scotland have gone ‘from one extreme to another’ and how rebalancing would benefit both parents and children. Sue Palmer argues cogently that play provides children with what they need to thrive. Other authors show how support and challenge is an integral part of their projects. Young people themselves provide the testimony that such approaches do indeed foster resilience, confidence and well-being.
This rich and vibrant collection is timely, relevant and highly accessible.
Ruth Mackay, secondary headteacher
Excellent - an accessible read providing Scottish insights on developing resilience in children and young people.
Tam Baillie, formerly Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People
… this small but powerful book, draws on the experience of an accomplished cadre of practitioners who have been immersed in the field.
Derek Goldman, educational consultant
… challenging, informative … and immensely hopeful
Derek Rodger, former youth worker
Morag Kerr is a Support for Learning tutor and a Bounce Back! trainer
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