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The Three Keys to Resiliency

Cal gave an insightful presentation to the Tourette Association of America about building family resiliency. 

Watch the video to learn more about these three take-aways:

  1. Resilience is a tool that gives people hope.
  2. Resiliency can be taught and it can be learned.
  3. A balanced approach to life.

It‘s daunting to anticipate every challenge children might face without really knowing what will actually happen in their lives. Raising children resiliently is the answer. Resilient children have the knowledge and skill to effectively face whatever comes their way.

We know you are busy. Here you will find short, easy to read stories that will help you to think about the resiliency skills kids need, as well as simple ideas for encouraging them to develop these skills. Pick a story from one of the resiliency concepts below and try out a simple parenting tip for making it a part of your family. You can also download the first chapter of our upcoming book, Gentle Nudges, and be inspired by Cal’s grandfather, a shepherd who led with gentle nudges from behind.


Calvert F. Cazier, PhD, MPH
Co-Founder of ResilientChild.com


Our mission is to encourage, support, and inspire parents and communities to raise more resilient children.

Many people incorrectly assume that resilience is something we are born with; an innate ability to handle stress and the challenges one faces living life. The reality is resiliency is a skill that can be developed.

Most parents are doing what they know how to do, and genuinely want what is best for their children, but they don’t have the time or energy to read a book, let alone to completely change the way they parent.

Discover wit and wisdom in just moments, to inspire you, so you can gently nudge your child to take the small and powerful steps needed to become stronger, as they meet their present and future challenges.

Resiliency Skills

Learn more about 12 tools that you can use in building resiliency for children and families.