Children need to believe their future is bright. The more disappointments they don't recover well from, the less likely they are to dream. When they do not process challenging experiences well it can lead to defeat, rather than encourage them to grow and mature. Far too many children don't grasp their strengths and, as a result do not believe they can overcome negative encounters. Apathy sets in. Discouragement persists. Arguments rage. Mental health suffers. Children need to be resilient and when they develop this ability and make wise choices it becomes part of their character. Furthermore, they need parents who help them to learn from negative experiences and who allow them a certain measure of struggle. In Resilient Kids moms and dads will learn the power and purpose of resilience and how to parent so as to make it more likely their children will utilize this character quality.
Praise for Resilient Kids
"Dr. Kathy Koch teaches that resiliency is a learned behavior and she gives practical advice on the best strategies to help raise resilient, thriving children who will recover from disappointment. Parents will benefit from powerful, biblical strategies to impact authentic change in their children."
—Kate Battistelli, author of The God Dare and Growing Great Kids
"If you want your children to not give up on themselves and God when things don't go their way, read Resilient Kids. Dr. Kathy's ideas about spiritual resiliency, prayer, and how to help children prioritize their relationship with Christ over static religious rituals are game changers. With this incredible book, we have practical ways to help our kids. They need this. So do yours."
—David and Jason Benham, nationally acclaimed entrepreneurs, bestselling authors, speakers
"When bad things happen, some people recoil. Others rise. Kathy's book, full of character-building ideas and conversation starters, helps us coach our kids to come back stronger, wiser, and more confident after life throws them curveballs."
—Jim Daly, President, Focus on the Family
"Wisdom in Resilient Kids equips parents to raise kids who bounce back quickly from problems and think more positively about themselves. Dr. Kathy provides parents the tools and confidence to tackle the problems facing children today."
—Ryan Dobson, REBEL Parenting
"From toxic positivity, zapping, self-talk, and big T and little t trauma, Dr. Kathy handles difficult parenting issues head-on in another one of her relatable books. If you are looking for solid guidance on how to raise your children to be resilient, this book is a great resource in your parental toolbox."
—Candice Dugger, founder of Bullied, Broken Redeemed
"Dr. Kathy Koch truly knows children from the inside out and is magnificent at equipping parents, teachers, and coaches! This is a 'must have' resource for adults wanting to inspire confidence and build resilience in children! The structure, examples, recommendations, and practical tools she provides make this an easy-to-follow and worth-every-minute resource you'll want to read from cover to cover!"
—Danny Huerta, VP of Parenting and Youth at Focus on the Family
"This carefully crafted book can save a young person's future and life! There are so many truths that can transform thinking and behaviors. Dr. Koch gives strong, godly direction you will benefit from."
—Gregory L. Jantz, founder of The Center ¿ A Place of HOPE; author of 40 books
"Only five generations removed from the 'greatest generation,' our children and grandchildren could rightly be described as the weakest. Indeed, they are more prone to mental illness, unable to adapt to adversity, no longer faith-centric, defined by despair, and relativistic at their core. Parents and grandparents are worried! Thankfully, Dr. Kathy Koch's stunning composition, Resilient Kids, provides the antidote! Her research paves the way forward and helps us comprehend our moment, develop essential skills to raise resilient kids, and pass along the tools of faith resiliency so desperately needed."
—Jeremiah J. Johnston, Associate Pastor of Apologetics and Cultural Engagement, Prestonwood Baptist Church; president, Christian Thinkers Society
"Preparing children for a world like ours, which seems to change faster and more frequently than ever, is a key to excellent parenting. Dr. Kathy has once again given parents an insightful, practical, essential, and desperately needed resource."
—John Stonestreet, President of the Colson Center and author of A Practical Guide to Culture
"One of the greatest gifts you can give your child is the ability to withstand hardships and stand firm in the face of adversity or failure. Dr. Kathy's book is an extremely well-written, timely resource that guides and equips parents and children to become confident and resilient in five significant areas: physical, intellectual, social, emotional, and spiritual. Given the current world situation, this book is a must-have for every parent 'for such a time as this.'"
—Lee Ann Mancini, adjunct professor, South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary; author and executive producer, Sea Kids series; podcast host of Raising Christian Kids
"Parents often struggle with the idea of allowing our children to fail. We struggle to find a balance between protecting them and allowing them to spread their wings and fly—even if they don't stick the landing. In Resilient Kids, Dr. Kathy uses practical applications, relatable illustrations, and powerful strategies to help us better understand the importance of fostering resiliency in children and how to do it."
—David and Leslie Nunnery, founders of Teach Them Diligently
"When life throws us a curve, the art of bouncing back and recovering quickly is important for all of us, especially our children. When they understand that problems are opportunities to learn and mature, they'll develop flexibility and resilience. This book has the direction you need! (Don't be surprised if you learn something for yourself too!)"
—Jill Savage, host of the No More Perfect Podcast; author of No More Perfect Kids, No More Perfect Moms, and No More Perfect Marriages
"If you want your children to be brave so they'll do what's right even when it's hard, they'll need to be resilient. This allows them to bounce back when they aren't successful the first time they try something and when they're knocked down, overwhelmed, and experience heartache. Dr. Kathy's ideas will empower you to stop bubble-wrapping your children. Now they can learn from challenges and mature in their character and faith. This is most important to me and why I appreciate Resilient Kids. Dr. Kathy's insights about spiritual resiliency are fresh and important and worth the price of the book!"
—Heidi St. John, author of Becoming MomStrong; host of the Heidi St. John podcast; founder of MomStrongInternational.com
"Did you know there are five areas where your children need to build a mindset of resilience? Or that even in our scary, uncertain world, the risks your children take today can impact their entire lives? Get ready to go countercultural with this outstanding book. Kathy Koch knows kids' hearts. What's more, she knows that fear doesn't have to rule and ruin their hearts and minds. Get ready to be coached on how to help your children make choices that can fill their lives with the courage and earned wisdom they need for a special, God-honoring, resilient future."
—John Trent, coauthor of The Blessing and The Relationally Intelligent Child; president, The Center for Strong Families
"Resilient Kids, a powerful and practical resource, shows you how to raise a confident and resilient child who believes failure is not fatal or final, but is an opportunity to learn. Dr. Kathy, in her warm conversational style, offers parents easily applicable tools to encourage and equip you to prepare your child to navigate the world today."
—Lori Wildenberg, author or coauthor of six parenting books, including Messy Hope: Help Your Child Overcome Anxiety, Depression, or Suicidal Ideation
"Dr. Kathy Koch's book serves as a compass to weary parents, bringing us back to what matters and helping us guide our children in becoming what God has designed them to be. You owe it to your children to read this powerful book."
—Todd Wilson, www.familymanweb.com, www.thesmilinghomeschooler.com