Resilience, Recovery and Optimism

Studies have shown that the resilience in some children allows them to “bounce back” from trying or troubling situations, such as drug and alcohol abuse in the family, much more easily than non-resilient children. But how can we recognize resilience and what does it look like? Doctor Tian Dayton, Clinical Psychologist, suggests that resilient children grow into adults who recognize addiction and dysfunction in their family, tend to avoid the same self-destructive lifestyles, take responsibility for themselves and for creating successful lives, work though their problems as they come, and have a constructive attitude towards themselves and their future.

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