Dr. Rhonda Spencer-Hwang is a professor of public health at Loma Linda University, lives in a community known worldwide for its health and longevity. As an epidemiologist and mom of three, she decided to study the area’s many centenarians to find out what they—or their parents—did right in childhood to make them so resilient in the face of stress, disease, and the adversities of life.
In Raising Resilient Kids, Dr. Spencer-Hwang reveals the intriguing findings from her research and offers eight principles for raising happier, healthier children who are equipped to flourish despite life’s inevitable adversities. Given the centenarians had experienced a tremendous amount of hardships, including the 1918 Spanish flu and so much, they have wonderful advice for families today. Readers of Raising Resilient Kids will learn how to:
Reduce negative stress and boost happiness
Strengthen resilience and be better able to fight off illness
Enhance academic performance through healthy habits
Win over pick eaters and others who resist new routines
Empower children with determination, motivation, and empathy
Instill values that motivate children to serve and help others
Encourage kids to begin exploring their passions and purpose
The foundations of health, happiness, and hardiness are laid in childhood. Let Dr. Spencer-Hwang be your guide in creating family practices and rhythms that equip your children to thrive.
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