9 Ways To A Resilient Child

Raising kids who'll bounce back from adversity and challenging times


Perhaps you feel your child gives up too quickly and easily, moaning ‘I can’t’. Maybe your child resists going to school because he doesn’t like his teacher or his friend rejected him. Maybe she failed in a sporting contest or an exam.

This book will help parents to create the best possible environment to enable their children to cope with the challenges that life throws at all of us. Discover why winners aren’t always grinners, the problems with common advice like ‘Toughen up, princess’, the impact of helicopter parenting and why praise can harm instead of help. Understand both the risks and the protective factors that come into play. And learn the best ways to build your child’s ability to recover from difficulties, from the importance of instilling flexibility, autonomy and self-control to the vital roles of family, relationships, school and community.

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The 9 Ways to a Resilient Child online video program gives you:

9 short video workshops (1 per week) outlining strategies and techniques for you to practice with your children.
Accompanying worksheets to help you work through simple but effective exercises.
The freedom to complete the program anywhere, anytime – at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home.


is a summarised version of Dr Justin Coulson’s book of the same name.

Dr Justin Coulson is one of Australia’s leading parenting experts and is a highly sought-after international speaker and author. He and his wife Kylie are the parents of six daughters. Yes… six! And yes, they’re all from the one family, and no, they aren’t disappointed, nor are they going to try for a boy. Justin not only knows a lot about parenting and positive psychology, he lives it.
He has successfully taught each of his children to sleep in their own beds, wear clothing even when it’s hot, use the bathroom, and eat at least some of the food on their plate most of the time. 9 Ways to a Resilient Child is Justin’s 3rd book.
All of Justin’s books and resources are available from the Happy Families Book Shop

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