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Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, FAAP, is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and practices adolescent medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He is author of Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings and But I'm Almost 13!" An Action Plan for Raising a Responsible Adolescent. He is the father of 2 children and lives in Philadelphia.

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Required Reading for our Adolescent Medicine Practice 2 Dec. 2014
By Susan Sugerman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
“Building Resilience” is the first stop read for all parents in our office, whether their kids are 10 or 25 years old. It is the resource our families turn to when they are worried about their teen’s behavior, struggling to understand “why?” their kid just did that, or anxious about how to prevent problems down the road. Ginsburg approaches resilience in a “news you can use” kind of way, now even easier to generalize to your own life with added written content and video materials. Rather than teaching parents how to mold their children into some preconceived notion of “normal,” Ginsburg helps parents understand how to help children become their best selves. He helps parents find the good in their children and to use that as an anchor to teach kids how to deal with the complex challenges of the real world. By teaching parents how to appreciate and use the Seven C’s of Resilience, recognize and manage stress, and help kids build coping skills, this book helps us raise children who learn to solve their own problems. We tell our patients' parents, when they don't know what to do, "Pull out your Ginsburg book and start from there." It's like a map that orients adults to the landscape of child and adolescent development and helps us teach children how to drive safely through the storm themselves. Susan Sugerman, MD, MPH, Girls to Women Health and Wellness, Dallas, TX
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THE book to get for parenting 21 Nov. 2014
By Michael J Matthias - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Remember the book, What to Expect When You Are Expecting? Well. This is the book to get for the rest of the parenting journey.

Dr. Ginsberg presents the latest research and knowledge on raising healthy children in a way we can understand and use. This is a perspective building book. A book to use to increase your emotional and psychological parenting IQ and gives you ideas on how to use that IQ well.

From fascinating descriptions on how the stress response works for and against us as parents AND for our kids... to practical advice on how to increase competence and confidence in our children, Dr. Ginsburg takes the best knowledge and practices from positive youth development and gives us a readable, useful book... and doesn't stop there... he also gives us links to videos to use to help us understand the balancing act of protecting our kids while letting them learn life lessons, helping us understand why teens seem to hate us... and encourages us to take care of ourselves as parents (among many other topics).

Need one book for the parenting journey? This is it.

As a parent and a psychotherapist that has worked with children and adolescents, as well as college age clients, I cannot recommend a better book.
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A must-have resource for parents and anyone who works with teens! 27 Nov. 2014
By Martie Bernicker - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Every parent wants to help their teenagers navigate the journey to become happy, confident and contributing adults. We quickly learn through experience that we cannot lecture or control our teenagers into positive behavior. So what can we do? Building Resilience in Children and Teens gives us proven strategies and tips to be able to guide our children. It positions us to be the influence we want to be in their lives. It focuses on what is positive about youth, acknowledges how stressful their lives can be and teaches how they can leverage their strengths to make positive life choices. The third edition also includes a series of new videos that really help to make the information accessible even to people who do not have time to read the book. As a parent and a person who works for a nonprofit that fosters dialogue among youth, educators and parents, I highly recommend this book to parents and anyone who works with teens. It is an amazingly comprehensive and user-friendly resource!
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A Parenting Must-Read 8 Dec. 2014
By J. Beatta - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Mom of three here to tell you this book definitely deserves its five star rating. Plus, it pointed me in the direction of some other books I have found extremely helpful. What sets this book apart from so many parenting advice books is that the author gives very specific advice- for example, if you have more than one child, he advises that each have a specific interest separate from their sibling where they can shine without being compared to their sibling. He also gives a lot of advice regarding the difficult teen years and peer pressure. My oldest is not quite there yet, but it's great to have this kind of information so when he gets there, I'll be prepared to help guide him through any situation. Thank you Dr. Kenneth Ginsberg : )
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Great concepts and examples 24 Nov. 2014
By Ingrid D. - Published on Amazon.com
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I haven't finished it yet, but love it so far. So many of the concepts are, in many ways, common sense, but so easy to forget or overlook. It's a great book for finding a good balance between protecting our kids from safety dangers, while letting them become confident, competent adults. My girls are only 1, but I can already put some of it into action and I suspect I will be re-reading this as they grow!
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