Resilient Kids Blog

Raising Resilient Kids

When I think about the word "resilient," a couple of images come to mind. First is a healthy green lawn, whether it be St. Augustine or Bermuda grass. If it has been fertilized, watered, and trimmed, it will feel cool, soft and resilient under foot. It will hold up to toes dug into it, children's feet running across it, and even a missed watering or two.
Then I think about a lovely carpet, soft under my feet, that springs right back when I step on it. That picture brings to mind some of the carpets we had over the years when wall-to-wall was a thing; some of those carpets were never made for the wear and tear of kids or pets. Especially the white one...what was I thinking when I picked white carpet for four children, a dog, a cat, and a hamster?

Parenting in the millennium is not for sissies! Parents now have so much to discern: social media, entertainment media, activities (how much is just too much?), and then the hardest thing of all, which is to determine when is it okay, even desirable, for their child to struggle, even just a little.

This blog is dedicated to parents who are raising children to be Christian leaders and thinkers. In this world, leading and thinking in a world that is set against biblical truth is going to require resilience, or the ability to spring back under pressure. As a school, it's our desire to come along side you and help your children grow in wisdom, in stature, and in favor with God and man, just as Jesus did. Please let us know if there are topics of interest to you!

Blessings to you!
Dr. Marilyn Dardenne

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