A psychologist says these 7 skills separate successful kids from ‘the ones who struggle’—and how parents can teach them

As an educational psychologist, I learned a very important lesson: Thrivers are made, not born. Children need safe, loving and structured childhoods, but they also need autonomy, competence and agency to flourish.

After combing through piles of research on traits most highly correlated to optimizing kids’ thriving abilities, I identified seven skills kids need to boost mental toughness, resilience, social competence, self-awareness and moral strength — and they are what separates successful kids who shine from those who struggle:

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Kathleen Notes: This article is all about building resiliency...the ability to hang in there and still be OK when things are tough.



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