9 Ways to Build Resilience and Grit

Think about the five most successful people you know. On the average, they’re probably not that talented. However, they know how to get things done and persist. That is why resilience is an important skill to develop and polish throughout life.  Resilience helps you be persistent through the ups and downs life brings. 

Resilience might be the missing ingredient in your quest for success. We want to share a few techniques you can use to increase your resilience.  You can also share with your children or partner so they can learn right along with you. 

  1. Stay in contact with others. When times are tough, it’s natural to crawl into a hole and be by yourself. While there are moments we need alone time, you’re more capable with a support system. Give up the idea that strong people take on the world by themselves. You’re stronger when you have help and support. Maintain your relationships.

  2. Have high hopes. It’s easier to stand strong...
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Volunteer with Your Tween this Spring

Welcome to March! This month is always bittersweet. We get to spring the clock ahead again for daylight saving time, giving us a feeling of summer. However, here in Ohio, mother nature always brings another snowstorm or two before the month is through. During this time of year, many of us are looking ahead at spring break that may fall into this month (ours does) and looking for something to fill the time with the kids. One great way to spend non-school days together is volunteering.

It is important to instill the value of giving in our children early in life. By learning the value of giving and helping others it gives children a feeling of pride. Using time and talent to help others, rather than just providing money, allows kids to see an immediate positive impact on someone's life. When volunteering, kids will experience first-hand how other’s live and this gives them a sense of gratitude for what they have. It can be difficult to find volunteer opportunities that allow...

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